21 year old Ella Janes grew up in the historical town of Winchester, moving to Exeter to pursue a degree in French literature. Ella writes and performs her own music, sometimes on guitar, sometimes on her ukulele or mandolin and is often accompanied by a band. In 2012, she toured with nu-folkers Ellen and the Escapades and has also previously played alongside the likes of Abigail Washburn, Molly Jones & Lee Southall, Chris Wood and Fossil Collective. Following her debut self-release 'Leave It All Behind' in late 2012, Ella moved to Nantes (France) where she spent a year turning local ears to her deeply honest tunes and writing songs in French. She was selected for Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Longlist in 2013. Upon her return to Exeter, she recorded a second EP 'Many Miles Away' with a full live-band on board, which was released on 26th January 2014.
PRAISE FOR ELLA JANES:
''Ella has a unique quality to her voice that had the other guests in my studio pleasantly suprised - even one who a claimed not to be 'a folky fan'. There's a subtle frailty which gives the songs a real emotion. I would be happy to have Ella back on the show at any time.'' (John Govier, BBC Radio Devon)
"Ella Janes is an accomplished musician and has a unique style which is instantly likable and engaging. Her songs are fresh, original and very honest, and passion oozes with every chord she plays." (David Durant, Head of Live & Unsigned Music, Brooklands Radio)
''At 21, Ella is a consummate professional, with a talent that belies her age. She has the ability to take a dark, cold and miserable night outside, and turn it into something magical and entertaining. Her live show is always evolving, and she's not afraid to try new things. A class act.'' (James Knights, Scarlet Soho)