ELSIE AND THE VIBE
" As the Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based artist begins singing with that beautiful voice and it’s smoke coated soul, you know something special is about to happen." - oh-es-tee
“Riverside is a sultry throwback of soul and R & B that builds slowly to a cavalcade of aural delights" - Flea Market Funk
“She's teamed up with all the right types to deliver this belting piece of soul. And there's no denying the power behind that voice." - Richard Kingsmill, Triple J
"’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
Elsie is a Melbourne-raised Brooklyn-based artist whose music resides at the intersection of soul, Motown, R&B and pop. 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)
2017 will see the long awaited release of Elsie’s debut EP with her band, Elsie and The Vibe. The independent EP was produced by Robert Upward (emaar, Shelly Segal) and Jonathan Dreyfus (Gretta Ray, Lama), and features a number of talented and accomplished musicians known as The Vibe. 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.
In the last 6 months alone, Elsie has played the LAUNCH music conference and festival in PA, USA; the Jersey Shore Festival in NJ, USA; Earth Day Festival in NY, USA as well as a number of other prominent NY venues including Pianos, The Bowery Electric, Groove, Fat Baby and Silvana.
Her debut track Riverside is currently being played on Australian radio including ABC Radio National, Double J and 3RRR. Look out for her debut self titled EP July 8 2017.
ELSIE AND THE VIBE RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘RIVERSIDE’
Independent Australian soul singer-songwriter Elsie has released explosive debut single Riverside with her band Elsie and The Vibe. The single is the first track off the upcoming self-titled EP which will be released July 2017.
Riverside weaves spectacular threads of soul, Motown, R&B and gospel into a fabric of modern pop to create a dynamic track overflowing with ear candy. The single boasts stirring melodies, vintage brass and swells into a powerhouse chorus. “I absolutely love the choir in the chorus - they lift the song to a point where it’s almost bursting at the seams with energy”, the singer says. 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.
The Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based artist’s debut EP, Elsie and The Vibe, sits somewhere on the spectrum of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Alicia Keys and is a refreshing addition to the booming Melbourne/Brooklyn soul-scenes. With the help of a crowd-funding campaign, Elsie is thrilled to present the finished product. The 5-track EP was produced by multi-talented producers/ musicians Jonathan Dreyfus (Gretta Ray, Lama) and Robert Upward (emaar, Shelley Segal) and was mixed and mastered by Lindsay Gravina (Eskimo Joe, Thirsty Merc). The Vibe features Rob Muinos (Saskwatch), Olaf Scott (Saskwatch, Dorsal Fins), Justin Olsson (LANKS, Oh Pep!) Louis Gill (the OMG’s, Noah Earp) and Lulu McClatchy (Supergirly) amongst many other talented and accomplished musicians.
Elsie is available for phone or email interview. Please contact to set up a time.
DEBUT SINGLE RIVERSIDE
Justin Olsson, Louis Gill, Robert Muinos, Robert Upward, Olaf Scott, Jonathan Dreyfus, Lizzy Welsh, Daniel Beasy, Ben Harrison, Stuart Byrne, James LeFevre, Tibor Gyapjas, Paul Williamson, Ben Gillespie, Natasha Conrau, Naomi Wileman, Susanna Ling, Adam Rigley, Lulu McClatchy, Mimi Turner, Elise Nowak, Amy Rudaizky and Oliver Rose
PRIVATE LINK TO UNRELEASED EP HERE
RELEASE DATE: JULY 8 2017