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Meet Ellee Ven, a woman who creates her world through music, style, and philanthropy. Through her non-genre specific sound and her charity, Give into the Groove, Ellee Ven has found a way to live her life happily through self expression while giving back to her home community of Lexington, Kentucky.
Her musical journey has been one that she has paved out herself. Originally from Los Angeles, she knew that she needed to try new sounds and styles constantly without conforming to industry pressures. This led her to the creation of her own genre ‘Groovetonics.’ She describes her music as a fuse of pop, rock, and electronica to “lift your mood and make you move.” She states, “I don’t know anyone else that’s like me and I don’t know why my music should be like anyone else’s.” For a visual representation of her unique world, watch her music video “You Can Buy Me,” directed by Eric Zimmerman.
Ellee Ven lives by her mantra that anyone can make a difference through art. With this mindset, Ellee Ven founded Give into the Groove in 2001. This charity raises money for children’s art programs and local charities in the Lexington area. She says, “The goal is to combine fun and philanthropy and redefine charity for a new generation. Philanthropy doesn't need a high price tag. We want an event where everyone can afford to be involved!"
Readies for the 10th annual GIVEINTOTHEGROOVE
completes and promotes JUMP TO FALL
Writes and records JUMP TO FALL , her 9th full length album (Spring 2013 release)
Writes and releases HER WILDCAT LOVING MAJESTY
Nominated for Artist of the Year - South Bay Music Awards
Spoke at Pecha Kucha
Music Connection - Top 100 Unsigned Artists
Los Angeles Music Awards Winner – Electro Pop Artist of the Year
South Bay Music Awards Winner –Video of the Year (YOUCANBUYME)
Nominee – Pop Artist of the Year
Nominee – Independent CD of the Year
UNSIGNED MUSIC MAGAZINE
Winner – Video of the Year (Under My Skin)
Nominee – Artist of the Year
Nominee – Album of the Year (Funky Bohemia)