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Nina Nesbitt sings ‘The Best You Had’ live in session | ellesse Make it Music

ellesse Make it Music is a series of studio sessions filmed and recorded at Metropolis Studios, London. Exclusive interviews and performances from both established & up-and-coming artists are released every fortnight via our ellesse UK YouTube channel.

Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is back with a brand new bang. Having spent the last two years growing artistically and carving her own identity, Nina’s music has evolved from its acoustic roots to produce heartfelt tracks that are her most honest reflection yet.

Born in Edinburgh, half-Scottish/half-Swedish Nina began uploading videos to YouTube from her bedroom at the age of 17. Her music grabbed the industry’s attention when she charted at No.21 in the UK top 40 with her first single ‘Stay Out’.

After recently signing to Cooking Vinyl records, Nina has released her new single ‘The Moments I’m Missing’, featuring rapper Goody Grace. She’s also set to drop a new album this year, which promises to be a mixture of pop-inspired melodies that tell tales of young love, heartbreak and growing up.

For her Make it Music session, Nina has performed her track ‘ The Best You Had’, with soulful backing vocals from the London Contemporary Voices Choir.

Read the full interview on our ellesse UK Blog: http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog

Fyfe sings Closer at ellesse Make it Music

ellesse Make it Music is a series of studio sessions filmed and recorded at Metropolis Studios, London. Exclusive interviews and performances from both established & up-and-coming artists are released every fortnight via our ellesse UK YouTube channel.

To say Fyfe is a technical musician would be an understatement. As he’s sound-checking his band ready for their Make it Music session, he orchestrates every element of the ensemble with such precision that each performance is almost perfect from the first take.

As you listen to Fyfe, a.k.a. Paul Dixon, you may get a feeling of familiarity from his voice. After being scouted by a record label while studying economics at Manchester University, Londoner Fyfe traded in academia to focus his efforts on his music career, recording under the alias ‘David’s Lyre’. He then went on to self-release his ‘Picture of Our Youth EP’, before taking some time out to establish Fyfe as we hear him today.

For his Make it Music session, Fyfe has performed his tracks ‘Closer’ and ‘Relax’.

Read the full interview on our ellesse UK Blog: http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog

Kevin Garrett covers Childish Gambino ‘Redbone’ | ellesse Make it Music

ellesse Make it Music is a series of studio sessions filmed and recorded at Metropolis Studios, London. Exclusive interviews and performances from both established & up-and-coming artists are released every fortnight via our ellesse UK YouTube channel.

Singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett’s music career has soared to new levels of greatness in the last two years. He’s gained support from a star-studded fan base, including the likes of Sam Smith & Katy Perry, and recently sold out 17 dates on his ‘False Hope’ headline tour – a pretty amazing achievement for an independent artist who’s yet to release an album.

Hailing from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (now residing in Brooklyn, New York), Kevin began writing songs at 13 after learning to play the violin, keyboard and guitar in his younger years.

These days, he’s composing musical works of art for some of the biggest names in the music industry. His most notable writing achievement came in the form of co-writing and producing the opening track of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ album, titled “Pray You Catch Me”.

For his Make it Music session, Kevin has performed an acoustic version of ‘Heart Like Yours’ from his False Hope EP, as well as an exclusive cover of Childish Gambino’s massive hit ‘Redbone’.

Read the full interview on our ellesse UK Blog: http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog

Anne-Marie sings ‘Heavy’ live at the London Edition for ellesse X JD

On Friday evening below the bustling streets of central London, ellesse and JD Sports came together to celebrate a year’s partnership with British R&B Pop singer and songwriter, Anne-Marie.

Fans, press and celebrities headed to the exclusive event to enjoy drinks, canapés and live performances in the basement of the swanky London Edition hotel.

Fans were treated to an intimate performance from Anne-Marie, where she interacted with them amongst the crowd, passing the mic to the front row and even inviting one fan on stage to serenade them with Happy Birthday!

As always, the former Rudimental singer gave a set of flawless vocal performances that included her hits such as ‘Ciao Adios’, ‘Alarm’ and the newly released single ‘Heavy’.

If you missed out and want to hear more from Anne-Marie, you can watch her performance of ‘Heavy’ from the night here!

To hear more about the event, check out the full post on the ellesse UK Blog: http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog

Kevin Garrett

Singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett’s music career has soared to new levels of greatness in the last two years. He’s gained support from a star-studded fan base, including the likes of Sam Smith & Katy Perry, and recently sold out 17 dates on his ‘False Hope’ headline tour – a pretty amazing achievement for an independent artist who’s yet to release an album. Hailing from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (now residing in Brooklyn, New York), Kevin began writing songs at 13 after learning to play the violin, keyboard and guitar in his younger years. These days, he’s composing musical works of art for some of the biggest names in the music industry. His most notable writing achievement came in the form of co-writing and producing the opening track of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ album, titled “Pray You Catch Me”. For his Make it Music session, Kevin has performed an acoustic version of ‘Heart Like Yours’ from his False Hope EP, as well as an exclusive cover of Childish Gambino’s massive hit ‘Redbone’.

Read the full interview on our ellesse UK Blog: http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog

Credits

D.O.P: Matt Page & James Copson
Cam Operators: Matt Page, James Copson, Richard Whittle & Craig Murfin
Editor: Matt Page
Lighting: Anattic
Photography: Rick Whittle
Executive Producer: Gavin Newman
Sound Engineer: Liam Nolan
Sound Engineer Assistant: TBC
Audio Mastering: Metropolis Mastering
Copywriter: Sophie C. Smith
Product Manager: Amy Wilkes
Social Media Manager: Shannon Berry

Image Credit: Rick Whittle Photo

BlackWaters

With a sound reminiscent of the 1970’s punk movement, BlackWaters are on a mission to reboot rock ‘n’ roll anarchy in the UK. Or in their own words, they’re ‘capturing the essence of a disaffected youth’. Undeniably, their chaotic sound and bold lyrics are making the right kind of racket. BlackWaters are four 18-year-old mates who met at college in Guildford; Max Tanner (Vocals), David Carpenter (Guitar), Ollie Franklin (Bass) and James Watkins (Drums). Boasting a sound beyond their years, the boys recently got spotted by Carl Barat of The Libertines, who has gone on to help them produce tracks like ‘Jarred up Generation’ and their latest single ‘So Far Out’. This year the band have been touring with Strange Bones and are set to play a homecoming gig in Guildford at the end of this month, as well as supporting The Libertines and Maxïmo Park in August. For their Make it Music session, BlackWaters are bringing the noise with their tracks ‘Down’ and ‘Yeah’.

You can check out the full interview on the ellesse blog.

Make It Music: BlackWaters

Credits

D.O.P: Matt Page
Cam Operators: Matt Page, Richard Whittle
Editor: Matt Page
Lighting: Matt Page
Photography: Rick Whittle
Executive Producer: Gavin Newman
Sound Engineer: Liam Nolan
Sound Engineer Assistant: Nick Mills
Audio Mastering: Metropolis Mastering
Product Manager: Amy Wilkes
Copywriter: Sophie C Smith
Social Media Manager: Shannon Berry

Image Credit: Rick Whittle Photo
Laurel Live at Metropolis Studios with ellesse Make it Music

Laurel

Laurel Arnell-Cullen is the perfect example of how an Internet sensation can grow to take the world by storm. Whilst growing up near Portsmouth, she began uploading her music online at the age of 14.

For her Make it Music session, Laurel has recorded a rendition of her tracks ‘Life Worth Living’ and ‘Too Far’.

You can check out the full interview on the ellesse blog.
http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog/laurel/ ‎

Credits

D.O.P: Matt Page
Cam Operators: Matt Page, James Copson & Richard Whittle
Editor: Matt Page
Lighting: Matt Page
Photography: Rick Whittle
Executive Producer: Gavin Newman
Sound Engineer: Liam Nolan
Sound Engineer Assistant: Nick Mills
Audio Mastering: Metropolis Mastering
Product Manager: Amy Wilkes
Copywriter: Sophie C Smith
Social Media Manager: Shannon Berry

Image Credit: Rick Whittle Photo
Fenech Soler Live at Metropolis Studios with ellesse Make it Music

Fenech-Soler

Inspired by disco music, old soul vocal harmony groups and an unwavering love of pop, Fenech-Soler have already built an international following with their catchy, energetic sound. Brothers Ben and Ross Duffy are pioneering British electro-pop music, producing tracks infused with summery indie rock riffs and electronic synth notes.

For their ellesse Make it Music session, Fenech-Soler have recorded two exclusive tracks for us in London’s infamous Metropolis Studios.

You can check out the full interview on the ellesse blog.
http://www.ellesse.co.uk/blog/fenech-soler/ ‎

Credits

D.O.P: Matt Page
Cam Operators: Matt Page, James Copson & Richard Whittle
Editor: Matt Page
Lighting: Matt Page
Photography: Rick Whittle
Executive Producer: Gavin Newman
Sound Engineer: Liam Nolan
Sound Engineer Assistant: Nick Mills
Audio Mastering: Metropolis Mastering
Product Manager: Amy Wilkes
Social Media Manager: Shannon Berry

Image Credit: Rick Whittle Photo
Jerry Williams Live at Metropolis Studios with ellesse Make it Music

Jerry Williams

This British singer-songwriter has burst onto the UK͛s ever-growing Indie scene with her conversational-like, relatable lyrics. The Portsmouth native released her first single named ͚A Haidressers called Sids͛ before other tracks like ͚I͛m Not Love With You͛ and ͚Cold Beer͛ helped her gain over 200,000 plays on SoundCloud. The 21 year-old has been confirmed for festivals Live at Leeds, Tramlines, and The Great Escape –highlighting just why this songstress can be considered one well and truly on the up. For her Make It Music session, Jerry has recorded a version of Jamie T͛s ͚If You Got The Money͛ and ͚Grab Life͛. It͛s amazing. Seriously.

Credits

D.O.P: Matt Page & James Copson
Cam Operators: Matt Page, James Copson & Richard Whittle
Editor: Matt Page
Lighting: Matt Page / Anattic
Photography: Rick Whittle
Executive Producer: Gavin Newman
Sound Engineer: Liam Nolan
Sound Engineer Assistant: Nick Mills
Audio Mastering: Metropolis Mastering
Product Manager: Amy Wilkes
Social Media Manager: Shannon Berry

Image Credit: Rick Whittle Photo