Ella Janes is an independent folk musician, whose love for writing first took the form of short stories, later combining with her passion for music to become song writing. Her sound draws faithfully from 60’s folk artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and French songstress Françoise Hardy, whose music she discovered during her time living abroad in Nantes (France) in 2013. The following year, she supported Simple Minds at Alnwick Castle, before emerging on the London music scene as a resident of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho.
In 2017, Ella was invited to appear at the TEDx event ‘2037: The Future is Our Present’ in Rome, where she performed a series of original songs exploring areas of science and philosophy. Her songwriting is often informed by her keen interest in astronomy – songs such as ‘Earth and Moon’ and ’String Theory’ are tributes to this. She is currently composing material for a performance at TEDx Dresden’s 2018 conference ‘Listen’ in late August.
Ella opened 2018 with the release of a new live EP recorded in a friend’s West London studio and has since been supporting Jools Holland at various dates on his spring and autumn tours throughout the UK, finishing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in December.