Ellie’s story is a modern tale of overwhelming talent being discovered while young travelling America. This led to a whirlwind courtship by the US entertainment industry including being signed by Atlantic Records, taking meetings with Rap mogul Russell Simmons, Billboard Magazine describing her music as “the perfect marriage of melody, rhythm and words" and appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ hugely popular TV show where she explained, "I play her music over and over again in my house...I predict she will be the hugest, hugest star."
The tide turned, the industry changed and Ellie decided to respond to a call to work with leading trance DJs like Richard Durand and Ferry Corsten in Holland by co-writing and adding her vocals to some of 2010/11s biggest European dance tunes, including 'Safe From Harm' with 4 Strings which was #1 on Beatport for 5 weeks consecutively and 'Wide Awake' with Richard Durand which was #1 in Music Week’s Cool Cuts Chart in January 2011.
Ellie Lawson was also awarded the coveted title of being an ambassador for the Quiksilver brand alongside a select few up and coming acoustic artists like Ben Howard and Leddra Chapman. Having worked with the likes of DJ Lethal and William Orbit to name a few Ellie is now a seasoned pro but is still incredibly young for all she’s experienced.
It is now her time to come into her own and enjoy the sort of success in the UK she undoubtedly deserves. Her latest self released EP available on itunes is a great place to hear what all the fuss is about and with another EP planned for next release in Spring/Summer 2012 with acclaimed Communion Records co-founder and super producer Ian Grimble (Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Everything But The Girl, Manic Street Preachers) Ellie clearly has a big year ahead of her.