Ellie Gowers is a songwriter and guitarist from Warwickshire. Bringing to the stage a strong voice full of expression and maturity, her songs are written with sociological, ecological, and personal themes in mind. These songs, at times, are sensitive and tender, but are not without the fiery and darker discourse that have seen Ellie labelled “dynamic” and “one to watch”. What grew from a childhood love of literature and traditional folk song has now become a carefully crafted and emotionally mature catalogue of original material, referencing artists such as Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and Laura Marling.
When 2020 put plans on hold, Ellie found herself making good use of her new-found free time. From online collaborations to self-discovery through songwriting, she started working as lead vocalist in the exciting Filkin’s Drift Ensemble project. With success already from the single release Against the Tide and a TEDx Talk that followed, Ellie entered 2021 with a brand-new EP, Parting Breath. The EP pays homage to Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne and received rave reviews and extensive radio play. As live gigging returned, Ellie closed the year having played a national UK tour and some of the biggest venues and festivals she’s done to date.
2022 has been a big year for Ellie. She started the year writing music for a BBC Radio 3 production to be aired in March, before touring the UK as Blair Dunlop’s special guest on his 20-date UK spring tour. This Autumn, her highly anticipated debut album Dwelling by the Weir is set to be released. Weaving the past, present, and future together, the album is an exploration of the folklore, stories, and people that made her home county of Warwickshire what it is today.
“Ellie Gowers’ exquisite voice and unique vocal style was absolutely mesmerising. She’s one to watch” – Love Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury Folk Festival)
“A strong voice immediately impressed, only to then be joined by admiration for her songwriting” – Folk Radio