|Birth name||Eleanor Rose Edmondson|
|Born||22 January 1986
Hammersmith, London, UK
|Associated acts||The Bad Shepherds|
Edmondson is the eldest of three daughters of comedians Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders. She has two younger sisters, Beatrice and Freya. The majority of Edmondson's childhood was spent in Richmond before her family relocated to Devon. She attended Exeter School where she wrote songs as part of her music GCSE. Edmondson became a fan of death metal because it was the only music that her father didn't like. She went through a goth phase as a teenager and became a satanist. She worked as a snowboarding instructor in Canada, a barmaid and a painter and decorator before deciding to focus on music full-time after being encouraged by her father. She "got the bug" after supporting Jools Holland at the Plymouth Pavilions.
She received her first guitar as a Christmas present from her father and taught herself to play by copying him. Her first gig was at 16 supporting Thousand Natural Shocks in Exeter. She made an appearance in an episode of her mother's sitcom Jam and Jerusalem in 2006 performing "Breathe" (and says the character Tash in the series is loosely based on her). In 2007, she released her first EP, Blame Amy, and appeared on the compilation Folk Rising. Her debut album, Hold Your Horses, was released on 16 February 2009 on her father's Monsoon record label.
In 2010 she toured as the supporting act to her father's punk inspired folk act "the bad shepherds".
- Interview with Judi Spiers on BBC Devon, 16 February 2009.
- Ella Edmondson, rising star[full citation needed]
- "'I've never been Saffy,' says Jennifer Saunders' daughter, folk singer Ella Edmondson". Daily Mail. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "Relative Values: Adrian Edmondson and his daughter Ella"[full citation needed]
- Comic's Daughter Mourns Death of Soldier Pal Killed in Afghanistan
- Ella Edmondson in Chagford (interview)
- "Ella Edmondson: off to an absolutely fabulous start". The Telegraph. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- Official biography
- CD Times Review of Hold Your Horses Archived 17 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Ella Edmondson on Ectoguide
- Folk Rising on Amazon.com