Amy May Ellis's official bio
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 its thriving music scene, where she earned a reputation for her captivating and moving performances.
She has guested for artists such as Michael Chapman, Rozi Plain, Alessi’s Ark, 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.
‘She had the perfect voice. The kind that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. You don’t know why, you just are. It just strikes that chord in your heart.’- Teatime In Wonderland
‘This precious, magical North York Moors songwriter quietly takes the breath away’ – The York Press