John Ellis is a pianist/singer from the north of England.

His musicianship has been utilised by well known artists such as Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lily Allen, John Squire (Stone Roses) and others as well as being a founder member of The Cinematic Orchestra band contributing heavily to the albums "Everyday" and "Man With The Movie Camera".

In his solo work John had a successful 12 piece band "The John Ellis Big Bang" which toured England between 1995 - 2001.

Since then performances have centred around the piano trio working with a collection of songs ranging from standards to Irish folk, Prince & The Stone Roses and originals all with a unique jazz/ blues/soul idiosyncratic improvised twist akin to Nina Simone.

John has written scores for various theatre productions including a National Theatre production based on the novel "A Clockwork Orange".

He has a working studio in Manchester called Limefield and has produced a number of albums with artists since 2008.

2014 will see the release of John's second album as a solo artist.

"Astonishing No one has achieved such feats of transformation with songs - turning glib platitudes into sublime statements of the human condition - since Nina Simone."

Mike Butler M.E.N

"It’s a song-based set of the familiar and not so familiar.

This performance by a Manchester pianist/singer who has always been there, and has sometimes been taken for granted, is a triumph and a revelation"

Listen to the recent album streamed here on Soundcloud