“Insights” …announcing my new monthly night at The Bedford

Hello..!!!   I’m Soo excited to announce my new monthly night at the Bedford in Balham—  Im calling it:  “INSIGHTS : Music With A Message”,  and it will be showcasing some of my favourite lyrically and socially conscious and uplifting musicians and artists,   once a month starting in February.  The first night will be Wednesday 15th Feb, doors at 7pm; and for only £5 you’ll be treated to the likes of Joe Driscoll, Antoine Architeuthis, Mailman, HKB FiNN, and of course myself Ellie Lawson..!

On the 25th April it will be an ALL FEMALE line up with Louise Golbey headlining, Jareth myself and Bianca Rose: check out the event here: http://www.thebedford.co.uk/EventView.aspx?ID=82a77fe2-ad16-4ba1-a9de-121ff878f377

Pleease keep in touch with all the latest happenings and updates on these events and artists set lists at our Facebook page / “Insights-at-The-Bedford” (join and LIKE!) and to chat with us and our friends.  See you soon!

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“Acoust’ed!”….new YouTube channel launched featuring Ellie Lawson ‘Wide Awake’ acoustic performance

Exciting times..! Check out mine and dave’s latest hair-brain project…  “ACOUST’ED”—  its a new YouTube channel,  showcasing the best up and coming unique eclectic acoustic talent– all recorded live especially by us,  capturing the magic of real acoustic music in the moment!    Here’s the first video-  its an acoustic arrangement of the massive trance tune “Wide Awake”, originally by Richard Durand feat. Ellie Lawson;   here Ellie is joined by the super talented harpist Tara Minton!

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

Covent Garden: Quiksilver store gig

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!!

In the Covent Garden shop window

Thanks to Meena at Quiksilver Women for organising the tour! There will be a mini documentary of our tour asap! xxx

my friend Daniel Cho

I have woken this morning after a night of taking in the news that musician Dan Cho has passed away suddenly on tour whilst in Switzerland about to play the Montreux Jazz festival with Regina spektor.

I met Dan after he auditioned as pianist to play with me on the Ellen DeGeneres show whilst I was living in New York. I stayed for 2 years in New York and Dan played gig with me in Las Vegas at the CES Electronic show with world space radio and played gigs with me on my Barnes and Noble tour and generally in New York and Brooklyn in places like the Livingroom, the Rockwood and many others.

Dan was an incredible musician in his feel and intelligence. When ever I played him a song he would improvise the most brilliant riffs and pretty much everything that he played would sound beautiful. He just had that feel. He was also very modest and funny and would make jokes all the time.

The song below (“how long”) was a new song I played him in a small rehearsal room in 42nd street , Manhattan and this is what he played along straight away with Dave and I. This is just recorded with a mini disk player and I like the intimacy of it and hearing him play. He also played piano and cello on the recordings of my songs “London Town” and “There’s still time” on my Lost Songs album. As well as my acoustic version of “Friends”. I will treasure these recordings and that I got to spend time and play music and hang out with such a beautiful person. He will be missed by so many and Julia, Audrey and his family are in my prayers.

Ellie xxx

Quiksilver “through the glass” tour video snapshot…

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

Ellie xx

Postcard from my ‘Through the glass’ tour

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!

.....Having a blast at the AWESOME Quiksilver Newquay store--- sunshine included as standard.. XX =)

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!

...playing at the lovely Brighton exclusively Quiksilver Womens boutique store..

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!

.."Mary Mary" at Loughborough
press buzz at "Joli" -Ballyclare, near Belfast...

http://www.youtube.com/user/ELLIEtelly1

…..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

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