KATE IS AN AMERICANA SINGER/SONGWRITER. BORN IN LOUISIANA, RAISED IN NEW YORK, BASED IN LONDON.
Playing in festivals and concerts, from NY to London to Paris, Kate's timeless music reflects a love of classic singer/songwriters, from Gram Parsons and Gillian Welch, to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Leonard Cohen and Nanci Griffith.
Kate’s southern country-folk roots come from her father who was an important early musical influence – he once played guitar with Hank Williams on the famous Lousiana Hayride, where Elvis and Johnny Cash started out.
Kate’s emotional and seductive vocals take you into a world of private beauty, reflection and feelings. The music is always intimate and evocative – you listen and want to be there.
A journalist for the Observer said: "Kate Ellis writes hauntingly beautiful songs and has an amazing voice, I'm a fan!"
"Carve Me Out", the debut album from Kate Ellis, was released in June 2017.
*"Wryly reflective, sweetly melodic, touchingly compassionate, warm-hearted." * MAVERICK ★★★★
"Hits you straight in the heart. One of those artists that on first listen, you just know you’re going to love." TALK RADIO
"With her delicate, melodic music with the ring of truth to her words - and that most elusive quality, soul - Ellis joins the front rank of singer-songwriters. Highly recommended." R2 MAGAZINE ★★★★
*"Quite simply a superb debut album and one that announces the arrival of a genuine talent. Ellis has a voice that is easy to love – a new Americana star of real potential." * AMERICANA UK (8/10)
*"A gorgeous album with soul, heart, passion, loving and boundless country/folk style...back-to-back wonderful, unbelievably beautiful, engrossing, considered and worthy of unstinting praise." * FATEA MAGAZINE
"Sensitively weaves strands of country and folk throughout in a velvety smooth voice. An album of great warmth and feeling that just makes you press repeat. Definitely worthy of recognition.” NO DEPRESSION
"Brilliant – she clearly has a huge future ahead of her." BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE
"An absolutely beautiful album. There's a truthful emotional pull and a great eloquence to all ten tracks. Very, very impressive stuff. One of my favourite releases so far in 2017." CELTIC MUSIC RADIO
"Captures your imagination and smothers you with its beauty. All of the songs showcase a fantastic talent." THE ROCKING MAGPIE