20 year old singer/songwriter Ella Janes grew up in historical town of Winchester, moving to Exeter to study French Literature. Having spent many summers exploring the cafés and book shops of Paris, Ella’s music has an almost French innocence about it, taking in influences such as Françoise Hardy and Marie Laforêt. This combined with the country folk of the Devon hills, where Ella often seeks inspiration, sets the scene for Ella’s whispering warming vocals. Ella writes and performs her own music, sometimes on guitar, sometimes on her ukulele and also designed and drew by hand her own music website.
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 19, 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)