Amy May Ellis grew up in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors. Being surrounded by this wild and changing landscape helped shape her songwriting and it was here that she played her first gigs at The Bandroom in Farndale. Host to artists from around the world she found these gigs to be hugely influential. She would sit and soak up their music, watching how they captured and silenced the room.

At the age of 16 she moved to York to study and soon became part of it's thriving music scene, where she earned a reputation for her captivating and moving performances. She has guested for artists such as Micheal Chapman, Rozi Plain, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tiny Ruins and Ryley Walker.

Her newly-released debut CD, "Weathered By Waves" is a collection of arrangements of her songs accompanied by a York based group of very talented and supportive friends.

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14th March- London
I'm back @ the The Harrison for The Folkroom
Folkroom Fortnightly w/ Germa Adan

16th March- YORK!
I'm playing a guest slot @ Grand Opera House Yorknd Opera House York
Best of the Bands 2018

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Folkroom Fortnightly w/ Germa Adan

March 14, 2018, 8:00pm - March 14, 2018, 6:00pm

We've got a really terrific line-up at our latest Folkroom night! Four acts that represent just how wide a spectrum folk-influenced music can live on. The night is all free, so bring your friends and discover something new and wonderful. GERMA ADAN - An unparalleled voice on the British folk scene, Germa Adan comes to us via Haiti and the US. Both these nations have influenced her sound, which centres around her simple instrumentation and sincere, unaffected vocals. We have tried time and again to do justice to Germa's music in words, and we always fail. So just take our word for it: Germa Adan is one of the most important musicians you can see live in Britain right now, and you owe it to yourself to do so. soundcloud.com/adanproject/peze-cafe-by-germa-dyzelle JOL��É - One of the subgenres within folk that is most overlooked is the growing movement of combining the sound with electronic influences. Jolé is one of our favourite acts to do this - the easy comparisons are Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow before they both had their respective folk apostasies. But neither comparison does justice to Jolé's authenticity and sheer enjoyability. soundcloud.com/thisisjole/seldom-seen AMY MAY ELLIS - There's a real lightness to the songs the Amy May Ellis writes. Lifted in equal measures by Amy's airy voice and lyrics that are both bright and positive whilst avoiding sentimentality, Amy's music feels instantly refreshing. We need more of that in the world, right? Right. soundcloud.com/amymayellismusic/sailing ROBERT SUNDAY - Not enough singer-songwriters are referencing An American Werewolf In London in their music. That's our hot take, at least. Here to save us from this dirge is folk musician Robert Sunday, who writes wry, sad folk songs. Anyone paying any attention will know that wry, sad folk songs are the keystone of the genre. Robert's take is wonderful - gentle, moving, immensely well written. soundcloud.com/rif-mountain/robert-sunday-apache

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Amy May Ellis shared The Acoustic Folk Highway's Amy May Ellis live @ The Acoustic Folk Highway 25/02/18. ... See MoreSee Less

The wonderfully captivating music of Amy May Ellis and her ukulele live in the basement on Sunday 25th February!

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Super excited for this for 3 reasons, it's going to be great, it's in Cardiff, it's poster is moving.

It's also this weekend.

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A week to go until we bring you FIVE brilliant acts for only THREE of your Welsh pounds. Don't forget to circle this in your diary for a night of music, spoken word, and arty giveaways!

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