Creative, soft-hearted and receptive singer-songwriter, specialties: warm harmonies/backing vocals and creating melancholy songs. I play a 4-string guitar in special tuning. I worked with Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (USA), Matthews Southern Comfort (UK) and Shannon Lyon (CAN).
For my solo work I play melodic sadcore and secret happy songs that feel like a soft, warm whisper in your ear. Serving up melancholy mixed with radical honesty, all on a guitar with just four strings. Lyrically I try to go beyond existing taboo, right into the core of fear and love. I have the firm belief that there must be others who’ll recognize the mutual experience and hopefully feel less alone as a result.
I am part of the Beyond Music Network and with 21 artists from all over the world we recorded an album (released in Sept. 2019) under the guidance of Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (USA) at Studios La Fabrique in the South of France. I have also had the pleasure to join Iain Matthews and his Matthews Southern Comfort (UK) on tour and sang backing vocals for Shannon Lyon (CAN).
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Interview with Elly Kellner
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Backing vocals and songwriting.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Laura Marling, Andy Shauf, Laura Veirs, Eefje de Visser
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record in Cubase using a NTK Rode microphone for vocals and guitar.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the new track in order to be inspired by it and automatically ideas will start flowing, ready to be recorded.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Warmth, emotion, depth, layered vocals if suitable to the song
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Warm vocals, harmonies and backing vocals
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-songwriter, Americana, Country, Pop, Hip-hop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If the heart isn't in it whilst creating why bother at all... ♥
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can melt into the clients song and transform it.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was invited to work on a World music album produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (USA), for that I co-wrote a song with Heather Bond (USA) and added vocals on two additional songs. This album from Beyond Music is due to be released in Sept.2019.