ellen cherry is a singer, songwriter, musician, designer, artist, producer, recording engineer, and human.
Once a character in a novel, ellen cherry sprung from the pages of a book in 1997, and began her life as a living, breathing, dynamic performer. Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, ellen cherry is mysterious and powerful on stage. She seamlessly fuses her love of History, Poetry, and Literature with the Usual Suspects of Love, Loss, and Despair, with a powerful, commanding voice and a command of Power Chords on her guitar.
An artist incapable of stopping the process of creation, ellen cherry has recorded and released original music continuously since 1997. Her style has been described as "spunky downer pop for History buffs" and, yes, she is over 5'10" tall!
In 2008, ellen cherry assembled a 5 piece Rock and Roll band to promote her newest disc of original music, heart like a lion. She created twelve tracks that range in genre from lo-fi indie rock to wistful clever love songs to the odd instrumental.
Founded Wrong Size Shoes Recording Studio, December 2003. Awarded Maryland State Arts Council Grant for Solo Vocal Performance, 2006-2007. Discography:
Careful (1997) Demo (1998) Waste of Time (2000) the ellen cherry primer (2002) dizzy pleasure club (2004) re*dress: songs from For the Want of a Queen (2005) Years (2005) heart like a lion (2008) Scored and recorded original soundtracks to two independent films, Not Another Tolkien Movie (2005) and For the Want of a Queen (2006). Licensed album Years (2005) to Oxygen Network, MTV, and Soap.net Network for the following programs: MTV: Road Rules, Human Giant, My Super Sweet 16, Scarred, Bad Girls Club, and Breakers. Successful College Radio Promotion on 200 stations for Years in 2007 through Tinderbox Music. Shared the stage with Glenn Tilbrook, Allison Moorer, Mary Fahl, Keith Sykes, Shannon McNally, and countless other touring performers and musicians.