Brisbane, Australia based singer songwriter, Eleanor (Elly) Angel treads the waters between folk, pop and jazz to create something a little different. As a lover of the sounds of both steel and nylon string guitars, Eleanor weaves interesting guitar work around stunning melodies to create beautifully intricate songs. Her fine voice, melodic themes and insightful lyrics give her a unique character.
Eleanor's first musical training was in classical violin but she very early had a love of singing and was a keen participant in childrens choirs. She began studying classical voice at 15 and went on to study voice at the University of Queensland where she graduated with a BMus. She pays tribute to her teacher Lesley Purvis.
After recently emerging from her training in classical voice, Eleanor has returned to her roots as an acoustic singer/songwriter with much relish, giggling around town and even taking on the role of violinist in local band The Wells. Her tunes have echoes of Joni Mitchell and traces of Neil Finn whilst conveying something fresh and timeless.
Influences include Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Crowded House, The Beatles, Sarah Vaughan, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Miles Davis, Tom Jobim, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Fiona Apple, Kenny Wheeler, Portishead, Kristina Olsen, Ives.