About

Ellen is a jazzy singer-songwriter who sings from the bottom of her heart. She combines her love of music with the lessons of Paulo Coelho, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra in her songs. She calls it ‘Spiri Jazz’, jazzy melodies with lyrics inspired by New Age philosophers. In 2015 she released her debut album ‘Late Bloomer” on her own record label, an album containing wonderful life-lessons. Prior to that, (September 2014) she released the song ‘Dragonflies’. Her most recent release is the EP “Happiness” (september 2017). Her laters EP “Love” is part 2 of the trilogy “Peace, Love and Happiness” and was released in January 2019 in the Odeon Theatre, Zwolle.

Apart from her music performances, Ellen can regularly be found on stage in plays, comedy shows and theatre productions.

Wouter Hamel described her voice as follows: ‘Lovely voice, dare I say slightly husky. Deep and warm, quite theatrical.’

Becca Stevens: “You are such a beautiful talent! Love the vibe of the tunes, and the beautiful tone and confidence of your voice”

Music

Discography

January 2019:

EP ‘Love’ released on recordlabel LLL Zingt

Music and Lyrics: Ellen Pels

Horns “Tell Me” arranged by: Evert van Loon

Other horns and stings arranged by: Tony Hoyting and Ellen Pels

Studio engineering: Erik Spanjers

Production: Ellen Pels

Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboard: Tony Hoyting

Acoustic and electric guitar: Klaas-Jelmer Sixma

Drums and percussion: Joost Visser

Bass and double bass: Pieter Althuis

Saxophone: Evert van Loon

Trumpet: Libbe Oosterman

Backing Vocals: Inze Meijer, Florens Eykemans, Mousmé Brocaar, Ellen Pels

Strings: Rani Kumar, Camilla van der Kooij, Sietse van Gorkom, Jonas Pap

 

September 2017:

EP ‘Happiness’ released on recordlabel LLL Zingt

Music and Lyrics: Ellen Pels

Horns arranged by: Evert van Loon

Studio engineering: Erik Spanjers

Production: Ellen Pels

Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboard: Tony Hoyting

Acoustic and electric guitar: Elton Joseph

Drums and percussion: Joost Visser

Bass and double bass: Pieter Althuis

Saxophone: Evert van Loon

Bugle: Libbe Oosterman

Backing Vocals: Inze Meijer, Florens Eykemans

 

May 2015:

Album ‘Late Bloomer’ released on recordlabel LLL Zingt

Music and Lyrics: Ellen Pels

Except ‘Dragonflies’ Music: Perquisite

Horns arranged by: Evert van Loon

Studio engineering: Erik Spanjers

Production: Ellen Pels

Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboard: Tony Hoyting

Akoustic and electric guitar: Elton Joseph

Drums and percussion: Arie den Boer

Bass and double bass: Pieter Althuis

Saxophone: Evert van Loon

Trumpet and bugle: Ferdinand Bennink

Backing Vocals: Klaske Stallinga, Rinske Keizer, Florens Eykemans

 

September 2014:
‘Dragonflies’ (with Perquisite)

Lyrics: Ellen Pels

Music: Perquisite

All instruments: Perquisite

Production: Perquisite

‘Simply a Man’

Music and Lyrics: Ellen Pels

Guitar: Elton Joseph

Production: Ellen Pels

Studio engineering: Erik Spanjers

EP released on recordlabel LLL Zingt

 

Do you want to buy the CD? info@ellenpels.com

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“Love set to music, beautiful!”

“Beautiful use of language, perfect elocution. I could understand each and every word.”

“Ellen sings straight from the heart.”

Get in touch with Ellen.

info@ellenpels.nl