Elsie is a Melbourne-raised indie R&B/soul artist, whose music resides at the intersection of soul, Motown, R&B and pop. Performing with her band, Elsie and The Vibe, her explosive tracks sit somewhere on the spectrum of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Alicia Keys and have been described as “electrifying and monumental” (Ohestee)
In November 2016, Elsie released her debut single, Riverside, from her upcoming self-titled debut EP. The EP was produced by Robert Upward (emaar, Shelly Segal) and Jonathan Dreyfus (Gretta Ray, Lama), and was mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina (Eskimo Joe, Thirsty Merc). The track is “a sultry throwback of soul and R&B that builds slowly to a cavalcade of aural delights” (Flea Market Funk) and has received strong support from Australian community radio as well as national and international media.
Over the past 6 months alone, and off the back of the successful release of Riverside, Elsie and the Vibe toured the US East Coast with performances including Launch Music Conference and Festival (Pennsylvania), the Jersey Shore Festival (New Jersey) and Earth Day Festival (Union Square, New York). While in the US, Elsie also performed at a number of prominent New York music venues including Pianos, The Bowery Electric, Groove, Fat Baby, Silvana and the iconic Rockwood Music Hall.
Her debut EP was released in August 2017 alongside a packed show at Melbourne's The Toff in Town. “The Vibe” on the record features Rob Muinos (Saskwatch), Olaf Scott (Saskwatch, Dorsal Fins), Justin Olsson (LANKS, Oh Pep!), Louis Gill (the OMG’s, Noah Earp) and Adam Rigley (The Badloves) amongst many other talented and accomplished musicians.
Lined with modern references to vintage sounds, the 5-track EP is refreshing yet uniquely familiar, strong on horn and string lines but rooted in an inescapable groove. Elsie’s smooth and smoky vocals command each note with a deep, raw emotional vulnerability, and her honest lyrics connect directly with the listener to create a cell-tingling, two-way exchange.
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"Elsie and the Vibe is an exhilarating soul artist to be reckoned with" Beat Magazine
"Elsie and The Vibe are unabashedly a retro-inspired collective who are rekindling the magic of Motown" The Revue
"Electrifying and monumental" Ohestee
"Compelling piece of pop" Unrecorded
"A sultry throwback of soul and R&B that builds slowly to a cavalcade of aural delights" Flea Market Funk
"Catchy and utterly addictive to listen to" Indie Band Guru
"Prepare for funk n’ soul power" Pen's Eye View
"She’ll take your ears under fire with an inescapable feel-good vintage soul attack!" Kick Ass Indie Jams
"I’m a sucker for strong female vocals that’s full of soul and that is what I get from Elsie" Music is my life
"Soaring vocals that come from deep in the pocket" Adobe and Teardrops
"Deep soulful voice with some incredibly catchy hooks" Speaker TV
"A depth of raw emotion and create a level of authenticity which is missing from so much music these days" Music Junkie Press
"Soulful and emotional" SoloVibes
"With vocals like that, this is one show you don’t want to miss" Salute