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
Played the final date of the Quiksilver Women tour in Covent Garden on Saturday and had an amazing day! Thanks to everyone that came down and watched and all the students and friends who helped out on the day! Thanks to my lovely band, Dave, Hils and Tom! Had a lot of fun and REALLY enjoyed playing! I must have the most broad fan base ever!! So many different fans-I love it! Hope you like the CDs and well done to Peter Kent for winning the competition for £100 worth of Quiksilver clothes!!
Thanks to Meena at Quiksilver Women for organising the tour! There will be a mini documentary of our tour asap! xxx
Hey guys!!!! Wooweeeeee very nearly finished my “through the glass” tour of quiksilver women stores across the UK and ireland this summer…. had an amaazing time!! thanks soo much to all of you who have come out and been involved so far!
So…. there’s just one date left– the grand finalee at Quiksilver Covent Garden store on Saturday 17th July, and I would love you all to come along, and get into the covent garden vibe for the day with me! We’ve put together a little video snapshot of where we’ve been over the last two months, and to remind & inform the uninitiated about the final tour date– so i hope you enjoy this little- vid, and tell your friends!! xx
Hello! I’m more than half way through my Quiksilver Women ‘Through the glass tour’ and I’m having a blast! My acoustic band and I have been to Loughborough, Dublin, Belfast, Brighton, Falmouth and Newquay! Phew! Still to come Cardiff, Bristol and Covent Garden in London. It’s certainly a different way of playing to the crowds! Here’s us in Holiday Hotspot Newquay, Cornwall! It was baking and we had a beautiful sunny weekend on the beach when we werent behind the glass!
Playing to the local crowds and merrily signing CD’s is great fun especially when people that I’ve never met know all the lyrics to my songs! Very impressive seeing as I have so many lyrics!! The shop owners have been a great laugh and we are really excited about making a short video about our tour which will be finished in August! Thanks to everyone thats coming out to see us and snapping up my CDs!
Heres us at the Brighton store in the south of England on fashion Rocks weekend. This is where I used to go for my summer hols as a child so loved playing the store here! It was extra hot and the window was pretty small so the store owner got us playing outside in the sun and the people in the restaurant next door loved it!
Thanks to Dave as always on guitar and Djembe and for keeping me amused, the talented pianist and singer Hils for taking time out of teaching music and late but great addition to the band Tom on bass. Not forgetting hilarious Kev our cheeky sound engineer and Meena for faciliatating and helping us put together this crazy tour!! Best of all thanks Quiksilver Women for all the costume changes! Each week I loved planning what to wear and having a shop full of clothes to choose from! Definitely living the dream!
…..is the address for my youtube channel– where you can find lots of new live performance videos from the tour. These include Gotta get up from here, Paperchasin, Losing myself, Open up the door, One another, Strong, I know and many more! The short film of our tour will be ready to watch in August! STAY TUNED !!! XXXX
As the free download culture continues to challenge the music industry, Ellie Lawson proves that it is still possible for independent artists to take their careers into their own hands and forge a new path. The folk-pop singer-songwriter has become the first artist sponsored by a fashion brand to tour retail shops in the UK. Her ten-stop “Through the Glass” Tour kicked off on May 29, 2010, and she can be seen from Brighton to Dublin, Cardiff to Covent Garden, performing with her acoustic band in Quicksilver storefront windows as part of her sponsorship deal with Quicksilver Women.
Lawson has previously played at the Abbey Road studios as part of the Brit Awards, in addition to opening for BBC presenter Jimmy Doherty’s festival, “Harvest at Jimmy’s Farm” last September where KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez headlined. She has also worked with producer William Orbit and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where Ellen predicted live on the air that Ellie would become “the hugest, hugest star.” The singer was previously signed with Atlantic Records in the USA and sold 25,000 records through the book retailer Barnes & Noble. She has since started her own label, Create Your Own Reality.
Her new album, Lost Songs, was released independently and is available for purchase at www.ellielawson.com.
Having lots of fun on my Quiksilver “through the glass” tour.. nearly half way through the dates now already! Here’s one of my favourite songs “I know”, performed in the Dublin store from last week. Hope u like it! xx Ellie
Hey… just a reminder about my gig this SATURDAY in Brighton , at the Quiksilver womens store, Duke Street. It has been cleverly crafted to coincide with Brighton Fashion Week, which is going on from 9th to the 12th of June.
I will be playing in the window from 1pm and 5pm, world-cup craziness permitting, as part of my UK quiksilver “through the glass tour”, and would love to see you there!!
Love, Ellie xxxxx
Brighton Rocks (ELLA ALEXANDER 08 June 2010) from Vogue.com
CREATIVE hub Brighton tomorrow kicks off it’s annual fashion week pulling together the best designer talent from the local area.
“We’ve been on an incredible journey since launching six years ago,” said Liz Bishop, director of Brighton Fashion Week. “Every year the event has grown, and this year we’ve attracted big name sponsors who can ensure that we can keep staging the innovative catwalk shows and fashion-related events we’re renowned for”.
Independent Folk-pop artist Ellie Lawson is touring 9 Quiksilver stores in the UK as part of her sponsorship deal with Quiksilver Women. Ellie is a new breed of artist who is working with a brand to release music and build her career in a non traditional way. The pioneering singer who was previously signed with Atlantic records in the USA was championed by chat show host Ellen De Generes and has tracks produced by William Orbit. She will be gathering the crowds by performing with her acoustic band in shop windows on her “Through the Glass” Tour:
29th May- Mary Mary, LOUGHBOROUGH……………….1pm and 5pm
4th June- Joli, BELFAST,………………………………………….7pm
5th June- in Quiksilver Store, DUBLIN.…………………..1pm and 5pm
12th June- Quiksilver Store, BRIGHTON…………………1pm and 5pm
19th June- Quiksilver Store, FALMOUTH,………………..1pm and 5pm
20th June- Quiksilver Store, NEWQUAY,………………..1pm and 5pm
26th June- Quiksilver Store, CARDIFF,……………………..1pm ad 5pm
3rd July- Quiksilver Store, BRISTOL, ……………………….1pm and 5pm
17th July – Quiksilver Store, COVENT GARDEN,………. 1pm and 5pm
The socially conscious singer-songwriter who is working with the charity War Child has her own label called ‘Create your Own reality’ and previously sold 25,000 records touring with the USA book retailer Barnes and Noble. She is currently selling albums and raising finance with her ‘create my next album with me’ campaign via the shop at her website www.ellielawson.com. Lawson’s performances include opening for the BBC presenter Jimmy Doherty’s festival ‘Harvest at Jimmy’s Farm’ last September in Suffolk where KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez headlined. She has also previously played at the Abbey Road studios as part of the Brit awards and performed on the Ellen DeGeneres show where Ellen predicted live on air that Ellie would become ‘the hugest, hugest star.’ Gibson are proud to support Ellie Lawson who plays an EJ-200 acoustic guitar and we wish her every success with the imminent Quiksilver tour dates.
About Quiksilver Women’s Ambassador Program
In July 2008, a new female clothing range was launched under the Quiksilver brand. Designed for radiant women with an independent vision, this new line brought a fashion touch to the boardriding company.
To accompany the range, Quiksilver is encouraging and supporting young talented women around the globe who embody the spirit of the Quiksilver brand. Our ambassadors are artists from the worlds of music, art, photography, philanthropy, fashion and beyond. These women represent our brand; they inspire us and make us dream. Quiksilver has chosen to follow these women in their creative journeys by providing them with valuable tools and resources to help them create an expression that is all their own. Whether it is via their songs, their photographs or their writing, these women all have one thing in common: they are all creative spirits with a message to be heard.
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