is an alternative folk musician based in Brighton drawing influence from the likes of Karen Dalton, Nick Drake and Joanna Newsom.
As a solo performer Ellie Ford is captivating, with her harp and guitar parts underpinning her sultry vocals. With her band, Ellie fronts a five piece contemporary folk band who make use of modern and orchestral instrumentation.
n accomplished harpist, ford’s voice has a symbiotic relationship with her instrument. The two support and challenge each other in melodic leaps and turns, creating patterns that make full use of their impressive range. At times ford’s playing is rhythmic and percussive, a compliment to the creative playing of drummer Fred Hills.
Ellie Ford’s music is beautifully arranged with her band Fred Hills (drums), Andrew Stuart-Buttle (violin), Harry Haynes (guitar) and Freya Bowes (clarinet). taking many unexpected twists and turns, with songs rarely ending where you’d expect. "Ford has developed into a captivating songwriter penning ethereal and intoxicating folk music." - LOUDER THAN WAR
“The Other Sun exists so wonderfully on its own, gently rippling the airwaves with its peaceful presence. It has the power to both command a room and provide just the right amount of ambient noise that is essential to quiet nights at home.” - WHEN THE GRAMOPHONE RINGS