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Ella Janes


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    Earth and Moon
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    Deux ans
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    One Last Night
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    You Tell Me
Independent folk artist Ella Janes follows in the footsteps of Simon & Garfunkel and Françoise Hardy with her romantically contemplative songwriting, nostalgic lyrics and finger-style guitar playing.
Alongside her studies at the University of Exeter, Janes drew comparisons to the likes of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, before turning French ears to her evocative, alto voice in the city of Nantes, where she spent a year studying. After graduating in 2014, she moved to London to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter, opening that same year for Simple Minds at Alnwick Castle, before emerging onto the London music scene as a resident of Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.
Janes spent the following few years releasing homemade singles and EPs. ​In 2017, she 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.
The following year she travelled to Germany, integrating herself in Berlin's folk circles and building a loyal international following. She was subsequently asked to perform at TEDx Dresden’s conference ‘Listen’ in 2018.
Throughout that same year, Janes supported Jools Holland at eight dates on his summer and winter UK tours, finishing with a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 1st December.
2019 has seen her open for the likes of Tiny Ruins and Joseph, as well as successfully crowdfunding her debut album, which is due for release in spring 2020.


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