New York songwriter Ellen Woloshin releases her official UK debut single While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Ellen’s take on the classic George Harrison track is released on Nov 29th on 58th Street Records.
Possessing an easy-listening soft as silk warm as toast alto voice, her songs are personal yet universal (with a hint of women songwriters from the past) giving them a welcome freshness. Her broad range of live and recording experience and early work in jingles has created a strong professional foundation. As a songwriter she has written for Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen and LaToya Jackson.
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Ellen’s 2010 album Water Into Wine was received with open arms by the UK music media and reviews followed in heavyweight titles such as Maverick, R2 Rock n Reel, Country Routes and Northern Sky. The biggest fan though was influential freelance writer Piers Ford who said of the album “She (Ellen) says it with clarity and economy; a pure alto voice that has emerged as a fine, elegant vehicle in its own right, adept at expressing sentiment without pitching into sentimentality”
Recording music is an intensely personal process for Ellen as she explains “The process of recording and performing music has been an important step in my personal journey. My intention was to present a CD that is modern and sophisticated but universal at the same time. Making this record was a very intimate experience of letting my true feelings show.”
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Ellen’s connection with music is simply a part of her. She grew up studying classical piano and started singing at the age of 16. When she decided to forego a classical career, Ellen quite naturally fell into the “family business.” The daughter of Sid Woloshin - the legendary Madison Avenue jingles man who wrote one of the most powerful ad tunes of all times, McDonald’s “You Deserve a Break Today,” Ellen found a way to use her talents by becoming one of the voices of McDonald’s when she was still in college. From there, Ellen sang and wrote jingles for the likes of advertisers from Crystal Light to Trump Towers (including making certain the entire country knew that “Nobody Cares for Eyes More Than Pearle!”).
But it is as a singer-songwriter that Ellen has really distinguished herself. Ellen’s personal appearances have reached from the college circuit to gigs in her hometown of NYC at the famous Knitting Factory and as part of the “Battery Park Concert Series” to performances at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Ellen has opened for such artists as Laura Nyro, Bill Stains and Jim Dawson.