Elly’s extraordinary range and depth resonates powerfully with her beautiful words. Fired by life, love, pain and poetry that reflects the waves and vicissitudes of nature. Born and bred in the abundant Devon countryside, Elly has created a truthful world that makes you stop, listen and feel. Longing to play her grandmother’s piano at eight, she was writing songs and improvising to creating her own music world. At twelve Elly had won a singing scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where she was classically trained and honed her hauntingly beautiful voice. She joined the big band and solidified her passion for soul & jazz music.
Sarah Gosling played the debut single ‘Phoenix’ on her BBC Music Introducing show in late September. Elly J Devon will be performing her first full band show in Totnes, Devon in mid December.
“My music is about finding moments in time and creating beauty, or being honest about its pain; or quite simply about love. I’ve been so inspired by where I live and imagery of that seeps through. The combination of all of this has made my music honest, truthful and real.”