MEG
ELLA
BROOKES



MULTIDISCIPLINARY MUSICIAN

SESSION WORK ︎ VOCALS ︎ CELLO ︎ PIANO
ARRANGING & ORCHESTRATION︎ MUSICAL & CREATIVE DIRECTION ︎ COMPOSER & SONGWRITER



Welsh born. London Based.

To get a better sense of what I do you can read testimonials & credits below.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about how we can work together, get in touch here.

M. 


“A singer songwriter, composer and all round musical genius, who effortlessly picks up instruments and makes it look infuriatingly easy. She is incredibly talented, in high-demand, a furiously booked up woman, and one of my favourite artists.”

Salma El Wardany, BBC Radio London





ORGANISATION ROLES


CREATIVE DIRECTOR
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD,
the UK’s leading refugee choir.
2017 - present

PROJECT MANAGER
LONDON CONTEMPORARY VOICES 
2016 - present

TREASURER
THE MAGDALENA PROJECT,
an international network of women in theatre.
2022 - present

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
TRANS VOICES
2021 - present





SESSION WORK, live and recorded


ARTISTS
Elbow; Jools Holland; ABBA; Basement Jaxx; Pete Tong; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jules Buckley; Sir Tom Jones; Laura Mvula; John Grant; Nitin Sawhney; Angel Olsen; Emeli Sandé; Patrick Watson; Imogen Heap; Ilan Eshkeri, Dermot Kennedy, The Staves, Kelly Lee Owens, Wolf Alice, Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees); Manu Delago; Marc Almond; Charlotte Church; Tom Chaplin (Keane); Alev Lenz; Reeps One; Amber Run; Ian Shaw; Be No Rain, Brijs
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ADVERTISEMENTS/TV
Lloyds Bank; ROBBIE WILLIAMS, Netflix; David Attenborough’s Perfect Planet, Aldi; Mandarin Oriental Hotels; My Builder; Just Giving; BBC Platinum Party at the Palace (BAFTA Winning); Channel 4, The Great Christmas Bake Off; BBC The ONE Show
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“a woman with the voice of an angel.”

Theatre Box
“The show’s USP is it’s live band; Meg Ella’s soulful voice underscores these antics, creating a rich atmosphere […]”


Time Out





MUSICAL DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION


CONDUCTOR
Nitin Sawhney,
Royal Albert Hall
London Contemporary Voices 
2023

CHORAL asst. DIRECTOR
A Play for the Living in the Time of Extinction,

Starring Lydia West (It’s a Sin), Dir. Katie Mitchell,
The Barbican.
2023

CHORAL asst. DIRECTOR
Elbow with Citizens Of The World Choir.
BAFTA Winning BBC Platinum Jubilee Party At The Palace
2022

CHORAL asst. DIRECTOR
Elbow with Citizens Of The World Choir.
Glastonbury Festival Pyramid stage
2022

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Measure for Measure.
Sam Wannamaker Theatre at Shakespere’s Globe
2021

STRING DIRECTION
Dermot Kennedy,
ITV The Brits Are Coming.
2020


MUSICAL DIRECTION
Collaborations with London Contemporary Voices
including Jools Holland, John Grant, Wolf Alice, Emeli Sandé, Basement Jaxx, Paris Paloma + more.
2018 - present

COMPOSER & BAND LEADER
Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine, Headline Circus Show
The Roundhouse Circus Fest
2018

COMPOSER & MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Daughter
Global tours (India, Denmark, Colombia, USA, Germany, France, Serbia) 
voted Best Overall Performance at the Nisville Jazz & Theatre Festival 2019
2018 - present

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“Her contribution to our last show at the Royal Albert Hall was invaluable and her ability to adapt to what was needed meant that I could relax and focus on the performance. Excellent collaborator.”

Nitin Sawhney CBE
“Meg excelled in all areas. Given the chance I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Meg again in the future; She is disciplined, reliable, intelligent, multitalented and a pleasure to have around.

Jess Cohen,
Earthfall Dance Company




ARRANGING AND ORCHESTRATION


ARRANGEMENTS FOR
Jools Holland; Basement Jaxx; Emeli Sandé; Wolf Alice; John Grant; Jesca Hoop; Brijs, Budapest Scoring Orchestra; Citizens of the World Choir
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ORCHESTRATIONS FOR
BFI feature film, Pretty Red Dress (2022) starring Alexandra Burke
Just Giving, “Jing” (2021)
Mandarin Oriental, London & Tokyo Promotional Films (2021)
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FEATURED BY
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Shakespeare’s Globe
Milton Court
The Barbican
Queen Elizabeth Hall
St James Piccadily
Union Chapel
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These beautiful arrangements have been done by the superb Meg Brookes who’s just stepping onto the stage there - Meg Brookes, let’s hear it.”

Jools Holland OBE


Meg has an exceptional, rare and valuable skillset working professionally as a musician at the highest level but also as an arranger, workshop leader and project manager across multidisciplinary projects that bring together professional artists with vulnerable and seldom heard members of society.”

Ilā Kamalagharan,
LCV / Maison Mercury Jones / Trans Voices





STAGES


Wembley, Manchester AO & Glasgow OVO Hydro Arenas; Royal Albert Hall; The Roundhouse; The Royal Opera House; Shakespeare’s Globe; The London Palladium; Ronnie Scotts; Jazz Cafe; Shepherds Bush O2; Cadogan Hall; Union Chapel; The Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre); The Barbican; Maida Vale Studios; Abbey Road Studios; Glastonbury Festival, multiple stages inc. Pyramid Stage; Love Supreme; Wilderness; Bestival; Secret Garden Party; UK & international tours (Cuba, Dubai, Denmark, India, USA, Serbia, Colombia, France, Germany); BBC One; Channel 4; BBC Radio 1, Live Lounge; BBC Radio London; Virgin Radio, Chris Evans Breakfast Show; Soho Radio

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“The original music by the company is melancholic and eerily beautiful”

Everything Theatre




SINGER SONGWRITER




“[…]captivated immediately, by both her pure, effortless singing and warmth of her voice, and by her emotional but honest delivery”

Marc Almond & Othon Matargas



ARTIST PROJECT
MEG ELLA


Debut EP, The Familiar
April 2024

Featured on BBC Introducing & supported by Arts Council England 2021-2022.


“I suspect this is going to be the start of a very, very long musical love affair because MEG ELLA is clearly top-drawer.
[…] all I can say is I was discombobulated by just how beautiful that recording was.
[…] I utterly, utterly love that - very,very good.”


Adam Walton, BBC Introducing in Wales, BBC Radio Wales


PERFORMANCES including;

ITV Wales Backstage 
2024

Magdalena Montpelier Festival (Montpelier, France)
2023

Winterwerft Festival (Frankfurt, Germany) 
2023

Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New (Live Stream Series)
2020 – 2022

BBC Radio London; multiple features 
2021

Pizza Express Live (London, UK)
2019

Coffee Music Project
Songwriting Contest Finalist (London, UK)
2019

Glastonbury Festival (Glastonbury, UK)
2019

Nisville Jazz & Theatre Festival (Niš, Serbia) 
2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (London, UK)
2018

London, UK Venues 
2017 - present

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Photo credit: Nora Jenewein, LSO