Ella Fence, who only recently signed a world wide management deal, celebrates the Official Launch of her Debut EP Wanderlust on the Gold Coast Friday 14 August at Soundlounge.
UK hit maker Phil Pickett (director of Rugged Management), offered to manage Ella internationally after he was inspired by her film clip produced by Double Deuce, perfectly capturing the musical and visual that is Ella Fence’s Cinematic Folk style.
Phil Pickett, co-writer of the chart topping success Karma Chameleon with Boy George and the Culture Club, also performed with the group on every live performance throughout the world during the 1980s. According to Sir Richard Branson, to whom his label Culture Club were signed, the song “became Number 1 in every country in the world that had a chart, selling 1.4 million records in the UK alone”.
Phil also worked with Vanda and Young, playing on many of their early tracks and also co-founded hit-making pop band Sailor in 1973, which achieved considerable chart-topping success in the mid-1970s Glamrock period.
With Ella Fence’s debut single Unknown Water already turning heads with over 11,400 listens on SoundCloud and 8,500+ views of its film clip on YouTube in the first week, there’s no disputing the considerable excitement for Ella Fence’s debut EP Wanderlust released in June.
Not only did Ella record the first four tracks of this EP at the renowned Brighton Electric Studios (UK), home to the likes of artists such as The Cure and Royal Blood, with producer Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Passenger), she then travelled to Paris to record the B-side track with Ken Stringfellow (REM, The Posies).
From her first musical note, played before you see a single image, your mind already wanders into a great western film scene with Nancy Sinatra as the leading lady. Ella Fence touching the senses and evoking emotion.
With so many reasons to celebrate, don’t miss the official launch party at The Soundlounge Friday 14 August on the Gold Coast, before Ella Fence heads back to the UK to reunite with Dan Swift to start work on her new EP!
WANDERLUST EP LAUNCH
Sydney – SUN 2 AUG – The Soda Factory
Gold Coast – FRI 7 AUG – Miami Marketta w/ MKO
Gold Coast – FRI 14 AUG – The Soundlounge w/ James Teague
Brisbane – SAT 29 AUG – Bass Espresso
Brisbane – FRI 4 SEPT – The Lucky Duck
Brisbane – SAT 12 SEP – Brisbane Festival w special guest Aquila Young
Wanderlust is available on iTunes or at www.ellafencemusic.com.
“Like a lone conductor standing in front of a tsunami of sound, Ella Fence seems to bend the tides of strings and strums to do her sonic bidding. In other words, it’s a pretty good track aye?” – Alex Dyson, Triple J, on debut single Unknown Water
“Ella Fence unleashes her extraordinary vocal presence, a beguiling mix of freak folk, alt country and old time chanteuse” – Blank Gold Coast Magazine
“I had Ella come up onstage and plug in her Martin and do a song of hers… with her wild, swooping voice. Then I politely borrowed her acoustic and we did “Doesn’t It Remind You of Something”, and she was, of course, brilliant” – Ken Stringfellow.
“Your music is hypnotising” – Soho Radio, London UK