Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU.
Tuesday 18 December. 7.30pm
ELMA. Welcome to the ‘contemporary vintage’ world of new UK duo Elma.
Elma comprises songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ellis (best known as drummer of controversial indie band Hamfatter) and singer Ellie Gillett, straight out of university her classically trained, intimate vocal style and irresistible personality have proved an instant hit with the duo’s audiences.
As an antidote to the crazy exposure surrounding Hamfatter’s performance on Dragon’s Den and the hectic UK tour after the band’s indie chart success, Mark began penning simple, heart-felt songs which harked back to a less cynical age of pop music. When Mark first heard Ellie singing he immediately knew hers was the perfect voice to bring these songs to life, both on stage and on record.
Elma were quickly scouted for support slots with the Beta Band’s Steve Mason (at The Junction, Cambridge) and cult ‘80s band The Bible (at Under the Bridge, Chelsea), alongside several highly-acclaimed headline