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Using her refreshingly calming yet powerful vocals to drive her emotive lyrics, alternative-pop singer/songwriter Ellysa Rose steps out of the traditional pop mode with her own unique vibe which she uses to comment on the world around her. This versatile style has won her fans that span generations, gender and genres. A talented musician, Ellysa started playing the piano at age 4, cello at 10, and wrote her first song at just 12 years old. Determined to expand her musical range, Ellysa saved up enough money to buy her first guitar at 15 and taught herself to play, picking up the ukulele soon after. Ellysa’s songwriting has a depth and maturity that is unusual in an 18 year old. Her songs are full of insightful lyrics and memorable melodies, which is why Ellysa is often compared to Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, and Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine).
Ellysa, originally from Michigan, grew up living and traveling around the world and being exposed to a vast array of musical and songwriting styles. Her family began moving back and forth to Japan, England and America when she was 3 and, at just 18 years of age, she has moved eight times already! During this time she traveled to more countries than most adults do in a lifetime. While she enjoyed the amazing experience of expanding her worldview, making new friends just to leave a few years later was not always easy. Music was the only friend she could pack up and take with her.
Now she has packed up all of her instruments and moved from Michigan to California to take her career to the next level. Ellysa played in her first festival, the Wicked Music Festival at the Key Club in December 2012, where she won for the Plush Lounge Stage, taking second overall. Released in June 2013, the single and music video, “Content With a Memory” left her fans clamoring for more so on October 1st, 2013, she debuted the video for Be Free which garnered critical acclaim and over Half a Million views in one week! Having only hit the music scene in November of 2012, Ellysa is taking LA by storm!