Friday June 8, 2018
Ellyn Oliver is one of Scotland’s most in-demand session vocalists. Her unique voice is controlled skillfully to produce both soft tones likened to Eva Cassidy or Norah Jones, as well as strong powerful belts likened to Adele or Aretha.
Her distinctive vocals have made an appearance in many popular Scottish bands and projects, ranging from being backed by an orchestra, choir and band in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, to running successful regular solo acoustic nights.
In the few years Ellyn has been working professionally, she has completed 3 tours of Scotland, played live on national TV and radio (BBC), sang in 2 productions staged in George Square, Glasgow and multiple solos in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Edinburgh Usher Hall.
Most weekends, Ellyn is out performing at weddings and events – both as a solo artist during the ceremonies and as part of evening function bands. She is a popular choice for backing vocals for some of Scotland’s best singer/songwriters, a regular performer in an annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival show and has headlined her own show at the Limavady Jazz and Blues Festival.
Ellyn’s career has also brought her further afield to perform and work with the international NGO, Tearfund in Malawi, and tour with charity Origin in Cape Town, South Africa with the Cape Town Gospel Choir and Orchestra.
Fancy seeing Ellyn at Cottiers this weekend? Click here for the booking information.