'Exquisite beauty offered by Ellie Wilson’s controlled violin’ Mojo Magazine
‘Ellie Wilson shines throughout this [Stick In The Wheel] album’ Folk Radio UK
Ellie Wilson is an East London born and based composer/violinist, and member of ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ (Uncut Magazine) and 4-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees, Stick In The Wheel. She is currently working on her debut album, with many of the works developed at a residency hosted by the Britten-Pears Foundation in the former home of composer Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and at home in her East London flat. Her compositions draw on contemporary classical, folk, post-rock, and electronica, with almost every sound created using just the violin.
Ellie has toured the UK and Europe as a member of Stick In The Wheel, as well as indie rock act Revere (V2 Benelux), performed at major UK festivals including Latitude, Glastonbury, Womad and Green Man; venues including Usher Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Houses of Parliament; and in live sessions for John Kennedy (Radio X), Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music), Dermot O’Leary and Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2).
‘In a very short time she creates a wonderful arch and line of sound. Saving a little surprise towards the end - a beautifully poised and composed work combining electronics, violin and bass’ Errollyn Wallen, BBC Radio 3
‘A really haunting piece ... there’s a real sense of place’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3