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
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.
Check out this great online magazine – “Positive Exposure“– which I did an interview for recently.. its full of interesting stuff! Here’s my article in it below..