The Ellipsis are one of Coventry’s most exciting young bands who set themselves apart from a lot of other up and coming groups by the sheer quality of their songs. Each of the four members have slightly different musical influences and they seem to take the best qualities of these and blend it all together.
School mates John Connearn and Ben Eardley formed a band when they were just 12, joined by bassist Harry Green they were spotted at a charity show by a former Universal Music Executive who has since been guiding and supporting them. When they saw singer/songwriter Henry Bristow, they knew that the combination of his imaginative and sensitive lyrics and the guys’ brilliant musicianship would be magical. They hit it off immediately and the creativity began.
One of their first songs, ‘White Feather’ was picked up by Brody Swain at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. Brody said, “I heard it once and couldn’t get the tune out of my head”. He later featured The Ellipsis as ‘ones to watch for 2014’, ‘Band of the Month’ and invited them to play at The Wychwood Festival.
Their new single, Wasted Potential Me, which was recorded at Woodbine Street Studios in Leamington Spa by the legendary John Rivers, is accompanied by a fantastic pop video which has been directed by the NME’s Young Photographer of the Year, Jerin Micheal and film student, Matty Sedgley.
Most of their songs begin life as indie-style acoustic tunes, often personal stories, which are then worked up in a rock influenced way. This means they are able to perform all of their original songs acoustically and they sound great.
This year The Ellipsis have played at venues around Coventry, Hinckley and Leamington including The Warwick Food Festival and in front of a packed Ricoh Arena before the final Wasps game of the season. They are booked to play at Folk on the Water, NunFest and the Napton Festival.
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