Evolve or Die
Los Angeles-based chanteuse Tawny Ellis: nomadic by design, an angelic and kick-ass songstress, inspired by Michelangelo and David Bowie by way of Ernest Hemingway. A potent brew of Patsy Cline, The Pretenders and Neil Young, Ellis has accrued a legion of fans, all seduced by the dynamic live show and that irresistibly gorgeous voice. Born in Savannah, Georgia, the captivating singer-songwriter now divides her time between Los Angeles and New Orleans - a split reflected in her music, which has always blended a blast of west coast freshness with some soulful bayou depth. Ellis's forthcoming album "Evolve or Die", a departure from her last album "Shelter", calls up her Americana roots and even leans a bit country. Ellis's voice is a perfect fit for this sound, and is reminiscent of artists like Pasty Cline and Peggy Lee. It's a pure, pitch-perfect voice that can quiver and twang, soaring to delicate heights, swooping to a rich, guttural fullness: what holds it all together is always Ellis's heart-wrenching presence at the emotional center of the song. Both in live performance and on the album, Ellis works with her long-time writing partner, musical director and multi-instrumentalist, the respected musician's musician and craftsman Giovanni Loria. While Ellis moulds the lyrics and melodies, Loria masterfully pulls everything together, co-writing and producing. Many of their songs have been placed on T.V. and Film soundtracks. This will be their third Independent release. Loria has worked, among others, with Jack Johnson, The Black Eyed Peas and Everlast. The much-anticipated album "Evolve or Die" will be released the Fall of 2008. Ellis will be touring the U.S in August and September and Europe in the Fall. Current News: New Album "Evolve or Die" to be officially released Fall 2008. Currently on tour in the Southern U.S. through mid October. Tawny will be touring California, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas & Tennessee. Current Singles: "Baby You're the One", "Evolve or Die" and "Endless Black Ribbon". "Evolve or Die" has been added to several radio play lists already in it's pre release status in Texas, Arkansas and several stations in France, the UK, Germany and Belgium. Tawny will be performing a few select dates in Europe in the Fall of 2008. Locations include: France and Belgium. Extensive touring is being planned in support of the "Evolve or Die" album in America and Europe for spring and summer of 2009. The title track "Evolve or Die" has been placed in a new film entitled "A Woman In The West" which reunites the main cast of HBO's classic series "Deadwood". The song is not only used over the end credit sequence, but was also re arranged and re recorded as original theme music throughout the film. Much of Ellis' music has been place in Film and T.V. Tawny has performed at some of L.A.'s best venues including the Hotel Café, The Viper Room, House of Blues, and The Mint. Tawny has also played various events and festivals including: Sunset Junction with Ben Harper & Autolux (average crowd of approx. 25k people), The Downtown L.A. Detour Fest with Beck and Queens of the Stone Age,(30k people Annual event). Tawny headlined the Labor Union's "Hollywood to the Docks", a rally for fair wages, in 2008 to a crowd of nearly 10,000 people.