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Artist Spotlight: David Ellis, Studio Resident

David Ellis, acoustic singer, songwriter and studio resident at The Margate School (TMS), shared his latest news on our Instagram page over the weekend as part of our #TMSTakeovers.


Since joining TMS, David has enjoyed collaborating with other studio residents whilst producing merchandise and gig posters for his shows using the screen printing facilities. He’s looking forward to more collaborations with other TMS studio residents soon.



Aside from work in the studios, David’s main vocation is actually as a musician, most notably performing as lead guitarist for British Rock Band @razorlightofficial.


David embarked on UK and European tours whilst he co-wrote and produced a top 20 album over the 3 years he played with the band.


David is inspired by the great songwriters of the 70s such as @jonimitchell, Neil Young and @bobdylan. In 2019, he released a debut album Misty Heights which was chosen as BBC introducing record of the week upon its release. His 12" LP's available if you would like to purchase one. Get in touch with David at @davidellisuk


Video: David Ellis performing Misty Heights at the Brighton Dome 25.10.19




On the 27th May @davidellisuk will be releasing a new single called 'Down in the Hollow', reflecting upon a time of temptation; a personal account of disillusionment with modern day vices.


Come down to @bigshotdiner on 27th May from 7pm for a live performance.




@davidellisuk will be performing alongside @tompeterodell at the Cambridge Theatre for the lecture series event TEDxSoho of which he is also the Musical Director. If you know someone you think would be good for this performance please get in contact with David through his Instagram page at @davidellisuk




@davidellisuk is always open to opportunities to play in the local area. If you’d like to stay up to date with his releases and to show your support, give him a follow on SPOTIFY.




Catch up with David's projects through his website davidellis.co


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