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Taking her inspiring music on the nationwide BE FREE TOUR, Ellysa uses her lyrics and melodies to reach out and inspire those around her and hopes to inspire a nation of young people to Be Free enough to reach for their dreams. A breath of fresh air, alternative-pop singer/songwriter Ellysa Rose steps out of the traditional pop mode with her own unique vibe using her refreshingly calming yet powerful vocals to drive her emotive lyrics. This versatile style has won her fans that span generations, gender and genres. You'll also find Ellysa and her music in the upcoming comedy 'The 101' where she plays a newly discovered singer/songwriter trying to make it in LA. While fictional in nature, the show features original music by Ellysa Rose so you'll want to tune in!
Ellysa's musical journey started at the tender age of 4 when she first started playing the piano and now she also plays the Synth, Guitar, Ukulele and Cello. Her songs are full of insightful lyrics and memorable melodies, which is why Ellysa is often compared to some of the greatest songwriters of yesterday and today like Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Joni Mitchell and Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine). Originally from Michigan, she grew up living and traveling around the world and being exposed to a vast array of musical and songwriting styles. It was a great experience, getting to visit more countries than most adults do in a lifetime, however, making new friends only 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. She performed 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. Since then Ellysa has continued to win awards, most recently WOATV Artist and Video of the year and 3rd place out of over 500 contestants in the the Hard Rock Rising - Hollywood competition. Ellysa has played at many of Hollywood's famous venues including headlining at the House of Blues, artist in residence at the Hard Rock Cafe, Whisky A Go Go and more. 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!