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Singer – Cellist – Keys – Songwriter – Composer – Arranger.

Meg Ella is a Welsh singer/songwriter, multi instrumentalist, MD, composer and arranger working in London, UK.

She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2016 where she studied classical cello and jazz vocals.

She now works across the UK and around the world as a freelance session musician, songwriter and composer/arranger.

Some of her recent work includes (to see a more detailed background, browse the NEWS section of this website);

– Work with the circus company Pirates of the Carabina as the main composer, culminating in a two week run of performances in the main space at the Roundhouse in London. Reviews included “The show’s USP is it’s live onstage band: Meg Ella’s soulful voice underscores these antics, creating a rich atmosphere […]” (Time Out), “The original music by the company is melancholic and eerily beautiful” (Everything Theatre) and “a woman with the voice of an angel.” (Theatre Box).

– As a singer/songwriter she performs her original songs across London, most recently at the London Contemporary Voices SOLD OUT show at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall where she performed as a soloist over her full choir arrangement of original song Runaway. You can hear her debut release Bramble Arms HERE. She has also been featured by Balcony TV/Discovr TV, won third place at the Coffee Music Project 2019, features regularly with the HEARD collective, a collective celebrating female artists and will be performing her own music at Glastonbury 2019.

– Regular performances and collaborations with London Contemporary Voices including appearances with artists Laura Mvula, The StavesTom Chaplin (Keane), Charlotte Church, Jesca Hoop (for whom she did a choral arrangement, performed with the artist at a show voted Union Chapel’s Best Gig of 2018), Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees), Reeps One, Maya Youssef, Martin Grech, Amber Run, Roo Panes and many more. With LCV she has also appeared in national advertisements, live on national television (The One Show, BBC) and radio (BBC Radio 1, BBC London and Virgin) as well as on many major stages including Union Chapel, Shepherd’s Bush O2 and The Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre). She has also performed for major clients such as Cirque Bijou (Bestival Finale Spectacle 2018), English National Ballet, Pandora, Liberty Department Store and others.

– Regular session work as a backing vocalist, cellist and pianist. These sessions have included projects with Marc Almond (Soft Cell) and Othon Matargas who, in describing their work with Meg, wrote how they were captivated immediately, by both her pure, effortless singing and warmth of her voice, and by her emotional but honest delivery”.  She has also been featured as a cellist and backing vocalist in sessions with artists including Tom Speight, Roo Panes, IMOGEN, Melanie Baker, Hugo Goggin, Sam Frankl at London studios (Urchin, RAK, Abbey Road etc) and in national advertisements with Lloyds Bank and ALDI supermarket.

– Founding member, Creative & Technical manager and musical arranger/composer for Citizens Of The World Choir, a refugee and asylum seeker’s choir based in SE London. Performances have included features on TED X Covent Garden, Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament, WOW Festival, The Globe Theatre, Love Supreme Festival, BBC Radio London, Byline Festival, Kings Place and more.

Musician, composer and MD for the experimental theatre piece, The Book of Space, performing her original music as the underscore for the entire performance. She has toured with this show to Wales, Cuba, Denmark and soon India.

– Residencies with Welsh dance company Earthfall, Cardiff.

 

Meg also currently teaches cello, piano and singing for the Becky Dell Music Academy. Meg’s students have described her as “bubbly, encouraging and can bring out the best in anyone. Her goofiness and kindness makes you feel totally at ease and her love of music is obvious… lessons go by in a blink!”

 

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