The Ellie Badge is a mostly studio-based vehicle for singer-songwriter, Jeremiah Matthews. What started with writing and recording songs at age 15 in 2005 has been steadily going ever since.
After a brief stint as a traditional four-piece band, The Ellie Badge's live incarnation took a short break while Matthews attended graduate school until resurfacing as a stripped down one-man live show that leaned heavily on inventively live-looped drums, synths, and guitars. The themes revolve heavily around loss, growing up, and connection. What started out as a very distinctly (almost cliched) pop-punk sound has changed over the years to become something much more personal and raw. Over time Matthews's massive shifts in style and influences and a commitment to DIY have turned The Ellie Badge into something truly special. From the ground up the songs are written, performed, recorded, and produced by Matthews. Even post production (mixing, mastering, layout, design) and merchandise is handled in house by Matthews and some close friends. The Ellie Badge is a side hustle that takes center stage. An invincible hobby. A diary without a lock on it. It's not trying to impress anyone and is all the better for it. (Memphis, TN)