Filming in 3D at Musion, London.

Hello!

Had a really fun day at Musion yesterday with Dave and I being filmed as 3D holograms! I am the first acoustic artist that they are recording and licensing out for events around the globe and Its very exciting to be part of such a pioneering company and to know that our songs/performances will be enjoyed at events in many countries without me even stepping foot outside my house!

Other artists that are working with Musion and have used the technology are Will.i.am, Gorillaz, JLS and loads of others inc sports people like Lewis Hamilton and DAvid Beckham! So if I haven’t name dropped enough, just before we started filming my old label ‘mate’ (when I was on Atlantic USA we had the same A and R) James Blunt popped by Musion to see the technology and was really impressed! Seeing it live is the best thing about it, and for artists its a route in the music industry that isn’t effected by Piracy!

Here’s Dave and I meeting our doubles! Guess who is who!!

On the day, another artist and his band were performing and being recorded and we loved it! He’s called Flute Box Lee, and he’s amazing! He plays the flute and beatboxes at the same time! The rapper Skrein and beatbox Wandan were really good too! Check out Flute box Lee in the youtube video (with over a million hits!) below the one of us performing our song ‘I know’ on the Musion shoot. This version was recorded in 3D! Many thanks to Sanj and everyone at Musion!!

Ellie xxx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgM7HL0d_kU

New Single release from Richard Durand featuring Ellie Lawson

Top 100 DJ magazine producer ‘Richard Durand’ will be releasing his single ‘Wide Awake’ featuring Ellie Lawson on 31st Jan 2011. The lyrics and melody were co-written by Ellie and you can check out a snippet here:

http://soundcloud.com/richard-durand

After Ellie’s last collaboration with 4 Strings called ‘Safe From Harm’ was at number 1 at the Beatport Trance charts for 5 weeks, we are hoping this tune will be loved as much!

Join me and help ‘create my next album with me’

Hello! I am writing brand NEW songs for my next album and already have a group of people who have signed up to my project: ‘Create my next album with me’

This was an idea that I had and its really nice that people are coming on board! If you like what I do and would like to hear NEW material way before everyone else does or would like the opportunity to get involved in the shaping and editing of my songs this is your chance!! Your opinion could change my next album!

For a one off fee you can join the club and get access to my new material and the making of it! You can listen to it as many times as you like, tell me what you like and don’t like, give me pointers and totally get involved! You will get a thank you credit on the final album and a final copy before anyone else. (Please note: you will not get songwriting %s unless we sit down in a room together but I will fairly acknowledge you in the credits and any input you make in shaping the songs!)

If you like the idea and want to join in, I would be honoured and delighted!! This is a huge help in me being able to make and record my next album as I am totally independent. Plus I hope it gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped me create an amazing uplifting and socially conscious album with total artistic freedom and expression!

Here’s where you sign up and can find out more: http://www.ellielawson.com/shop/

Lots of Love,

Ellie xxx

Last night’s Musion showcase: imagine if….

‘All I’m really after is magic, never the Bandwagon’ I sang out last night (lyrics from my song ‘Apple’) . I did a totally unique…crazy and mad fun gig at the Musion headquarters in Central London. Musion (as they say on their website) is a 3D holographic video projection system allowing a spectacular 3-dimensional moving life-size hologram to appear within a live stage setting’

Basically, with this technology anyone can appear live on stage without actually being there! That means as a musician you can get projected on stage anywhere around the world whilst being in the comfort of your own home or whilst travelling and even perform in many countries around the world at the same time! Talk about multi tasking! For music fans this means that you could potentially have your favourite singer in your house singing songs exclusively to you and all at Broadband internet speed! The technology is obviously pretty pricey at the moment to do that but its mad to think about where it is all leading! After all we’re spending more and more time on our laptops and computers…skype, la face and twitter, as scary as it seems 3D and virtual reality is definitely the future.

This is me performing to the crowd as a 3D holographic image last night. I could see the crowd from a little video camera. (I was tucked away in a room upstairs!)

Other non-live performances last night were from Black eyed peas rapper Will.I.am singing his half of the Cheyrl Cole duet 3 Words, X factor boys JLS, conscious punk band Anonymous Tip and emerging from a painting…only the legend Frank Sinatra!

It is a pretty weird sensation having these artists singing to you. Even though you know it is not real your brain is some what tricked into thinking they are there. Its very strange! Whats really exciting for me and for all creative people is that you can mix the live performance with art and have live special effects and animation incorporated into the live show. Im already imagining live on stage music video’s performed with animation and one recorded me playing the guitar whilst the real me sings and plays another instrument. I am devising a wish list of ideas for Musion as I write, tee hee!

It was really lovely to watch the ballet dancer that turned into a swan…and then butterflys



This technology is just amazing and will totally be used for all sections in the arts and entertainment industry as well as education and news media. Im really excited to be a part of it. Watch this space… what you can imagine you can totally create!

ABOUT ELLIE LAWSON:

Ellie Lawson is a folk/pop artist whose compelling voice and rich sonic landscape reflect a life journey of personal determination and self-discovery. Her lyrics have substance with unique story telling, conversational style and feisty- compassionate attitude. Born in South London, the vocalist/lyricist/musician/ composer has invented a unique musical world that is both beat-driven and organic, lyrical and edgy, thoughtful and entrancing.

Ellie is an ambassador for the clothing brand Quiksilver Women and has just finished a unique tour of Quiksilver stores in the UK and Ireland as part of her sponsorship deal. The singer who was previously signed with Atlantic records in the USA was championed by chat show host Ellen De Generes where Ellen predicted live on air that Ellie would become ‘the hugest, hugest star.’ Ellie has tracks produced by William Orbit and DJ Lethal and last week had a number 1 song in the Beatport charts with producers 4 Strings. 

The independent singer-songwriter has her own label called ‘Create your Own reality’ and previously sold 25,000 records with the USA book retailer Barnes and Noble. Lawson’s performances include opening for the BBC presenter Jimmy Doherty’s festival where KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez headlined, the Abbey Road studios as part of the Brit awards, Sundance film festival, Relentless Boardmasters festival and many others. For more info go to: http://www.ellielawson.com 
                                                       

                       Music Industry Opinion of Ellie Lawson

” I play her music over and over again in my house…I predict she will be the hugest, hugest star” Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show.

” A Vocal charm thats hard to fake” All music guide Itunes

” The perfect marriage of melody, rhythm and words” Billboard magazine

” This is a young woman plugged directly into the electric source of creativity. Sensational. PZ Songwriters on songwriting.

“It’s really wonderful music. You have written some amazing pop songs in this set” -Barnes and Noble

“Sounds good and I think you should send copies to some key shows…’  – Jeff Smith Head of Music, BBC Radio 2

“I just spent some time on your site. Listening as I write. It’s awesome” –  Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby

“Ellie this is also a good track” – George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1

“Very impressive, would be happy to hear more” – Ben Walker, BBC Radio 2 Producer of the Dermot O’Leary show

 

Safe from Harm by 4 strings featuring Ellie Lawson is number 1 in the Beatport charts!

This is a Trance side project that I am working on and it is really taking off! Safe from Harm by 4 strings featuring Ellie Lawson is number 1 in the Beatport charts! Yeayyyyyy!!!

There will be new single called ‘Wide Awake’ by Richard Durrand featuring Ellie Lawson very soon and I have been asked to work with 4 Strings on their next single! Very exciting! Will keep you posted! xx

Ellie Lawson-Acoustic Tour of Quiksilver shops in the UK and Ireland. (Mini documentary)

Following her ‘first of its kind’ Quiksilver Women: Through the glass tour of the UK and Ireland Quiksilver Women Ambassador Ellie Lawson has released 2 Albums exclusively on her website to showcase her unique 2 month summer tour of Quiksilver shops.

‘Live in Covent garden’ is a collection of soul searching and socially conscious songs from both her albums ‘The Philosophy Tree’ and ‘Lost songs’ played live with her talented acoustic band in the Quiksilver Covent Garden store windows on the final date of her acoustic tour.

Alongside ‘Live in Covent Garden’ is the EP ‘Acoustic exclusives’ with recordings from live stripped down performances at the Gibson studios and other locations. This includes 2 new songs and a cover of Muse’s ‘Undisclosed Desires’

Both albums are available to buy now exclusively at http://www.ellielawson.com for the special discounted price of £4.99 for the two *when bought together*.


The first 50 people to purchase the new acoustic albums, (sample tracks at ellielawson.com/music ) will be put into a draw to win Autumn/ Winter Quiksilver Women Clothes! 3 winners will be chosen at the end of October 2010 and announced at ellielawson.com

Ellie xx

Boardmasters festival blog and photos

Just back from the Relentless Boardmasters festival in Newquay, Cornwall and had a lot of fun! Boardmasters is held on a stunning cliff top location over looking Watergate Bay where 12,500 people attend the South West’s biggest live music event. Dave and I played on the view stage, which is their new acoustic stage.

Good old English weather threatened to pour down until an hour before we played but then brightened up a little bit. Not quite the scorching hot day we were hoping for but lots of lovely people still came to see us and support us!

Being non drinkers and non caffeine intakers we didn’t partake in the drinking of any Relentless drinks or vodka on offer but found a very cute little tent with free red current tea which was put-on by a lady who lives in Spain and self teaches her 3 kids in a house without an electricity generator which she has done for 15 years! She was very cool!

For the rest of the evening we were loving the sets from Plan B, Xavier Rudd, Seasick Steve and Newton Faulkner.

The beaches are gorgeous in Newquay so we made the most of it the following day by making sure to do some surfing with the Quiksilver surfing school and walking through the more quiet secluded beaches-avoiding the nuts magazine Bikini contests and the like where on 2 occasions I saw pink liquid coming out of some poor guys mouth! Oh the joys of alcohol- not!

This weekend we met some really lovely people at this festival. So thanks to Katy for booking us, those on Facebook who came along to support me! Really appreciate it!! Hope you had an amazing time! Thank you to Ady Webb for the brilliant photos of us playing the gig and Jen White for the videoing and Stacey for recommending them to me. Video/audio to follow asap. Bye for now,

Lots of love,

Ellie xxx

Boardmasters festival

Hey- just a quick one to let you know about my upcoming gig at the Relentless Boardmasters Festival in Newquay on FRIDAY 6th August. I’ll be playing on the VIEW STAGE, from around 3pm onwards.. of course would LLOOOVVVE to see you there !!

fingers crossed for the sunshine!!   Ellie  xxx

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