“One of the most distinctive voices in Australian folk and country music, rich and full and emotive.”
Jeff Glorfeld: The Age.
His songs are honed in hard miles, often upbeat, heartfelt and always with a great story behind them. He is an underground hero of Americana and Alt Country in Australia.
“What he’s done, he’s done well – latest release, One Skin, is no exception, and in fact stands as his most considered, and best, work to date. Ellis’ weapon is his voice. It’s deep and dark timbre is stamped all over this album, rich and warm. A country troubadour to the bone, Ellis has hit the nail on the head with this one, the man getting better with the passing of time.”
Sam Fell: Rhythms 2017.
Rory has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, alongside Richie Havens, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, Charlie Musselwhite, Seth Lakeman, Diesel, Renee Geyer and many others. and has performed at many of the largest UK Festivals including Great British R&B Festival, Shetland Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Stokes Bay Festival, Maryport Blues Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival and countless others, with revisits due to popular demand.
“Rory Ellis is one of those singer/songwriters, like Leonard Cohen, who makes the hairs on your arms stand up by simply opening his mouth and uttering a few throaty words.”
Brett Callwood: Acoustic Magazine UK