Ella Joy McGillivray
UK singer/songwriter/producer Ella Joy’s interest in creating and performing music was sparked at the age of 5 when, like many kids, she first began musical instrument lessons at school. Though she continued to play instruments in and out of school, it wasn’t until she was 14 that her parents became aware of their daughters exceptional vocal abilities. Upon this revelation Ella’s dad, himself a musician and producer, immediately swept his daughter into the studio recording a live version of Adele’s ‘Daydreamer’, which still available on her Soundcloud page.
Four years on and Ella Joy’s musical career and ability has gone from strength to strength, now, at just 18, she possesses a rich and evocative voice and an extraordinarily sensitive and mature musical ability - Everyone who hears this voice is stunned by her raw natural talent and perfect pitch, a rare gift.
Her songs, inspired by explorations into her sense of self, touch on the deeper aspects of being such an old soul in a young human form. Her début EP Lucid Living, set for release September 1st 2016, represents the starting point of a creative journey for an exciting emerging artist, and is a testament to Ella Joy's mesmerising, distinctive sound and unpretentious lyricism; a unique series of songs that are authentic and deep, quietly drawing in an attentive listener.
"It takes roughly three sung words of her new single Burn for the audience to quickly learn that her legitimacy is not only intact but vast. Her voice is the rolling, rhythmic licking of flames, devouring attention as its fuel. All are engrossed, a shared and genuine disbelief at the calibre of her voice.”
By Will Pace ~ NUBI Magazine
Also vocalist of the Arupa Gold project, a collaboration with Bluze and Kavi Jezzie Hockaday, Ella Joy has performed live in various venues throughout Europe and the US, including Wilderness and Somersault festivals in the UK last summer (2015).
This year has seen a collaboration with Warriors of the Dystotheque on their track Return to Coney
Ella Joy is currently writing and recording her first solo album, which is scheduled for release Spring 2017.
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