in2 Music: Elie Rees one to watch!

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Elie Rees

Getting to the heart of the matter in her songs

HARLOW born singer-songwriter Elie Rees has created her own acoustic niche with edgy and emotive songs. A punk-rock side to Elie’s writing combines with catchy melodies and bold lyrics to create a singer songwriter with attitude. Her music has been described as “Hauntingly seductive folk/pop, highly distinctive and engaging.”

Gigging extensively in South-East England, Elie mixes songs by artists such as Joni Mitchel, Dolly Parton, Blondie and Paloma Faith into her set list for a folksy and charismatic show. Elie’s first solo EP ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ is out now.

Unusually, the subject of ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ is the journey caused by the writing of the EP itself. Fed up with years of trying to overcome PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and inspired by troubled artists who made music anyway, Elie decided that instead of being embarrassed by her issues they might just be the most relatable thing she could write about.

She started writing and in order to test-drive the songs on real audiences Elie learnt the guitar and became a solo artist playing local gigs and festivals. Look out for Elie Rees, this girl is going somewhere! For news of Elie’s forthcoming gigs visit: elierees.com

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