Elli Ingram

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Elli Ingram
Born (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 29)
Brighton, England
Years active2013–present

Elli Ingram (born 14 July 1993) is an English singer-songwriter. Her musical style is influenced by Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Angie Stone and Erykah Badu.[1][2]


Early life[edit]

Elli Ingram was born 14 July 1993 in Brighton, England. She grew up in a very musical household. Her father performed in a band, her mother enjoyed listening to Joni Mitchell, Reggae and Ska, and her sister played the piano. At the age of 14, a teacher entered Ingram into a talent show which she won. At the age of 18, she began to post YouTube videos of song covers. Her cover of Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice" has more than a million views.[3][4][5]


In 2013, Ingram toured through Europe with the English drum 'n' bass duo Chase & Status and was featured on their album Brand New Machine. In July she released her first EP titled Sober through Chase & Status' MTA label as a free digital download.[6] The EP earned a Best Newcomer nomination at the MOBO Awards[7] and a music video for the song "Mad Love", directed by Emil Nava, was nominated for Best Pop Video at the UK Music Video Awards 2013.[8][9]

In 2014, her second EP The Doghouse was released on Island Records.[10] A promotional single titled "When It Was Dark" was also released, accompanied by a music video, once again directed by Emil Nava.[11][12]

On 15 September 2017, Ingram's first album Love You Really was released. With it came a promotional music video by British art photographer and filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen.[13][14]



Title Release Date Format
Love You Really

September 2017

Vinyl LP, CD


Title Release Date Format

July 2013

Digital download

The Doghouse

April 2014

Digital download, CD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2013 "Poetic Justice" Harry Cauty
"Mad Love" Emil Nava
2014 "When It Was Dark"
"All Caught Up" AJ Colomb
2017 "Table For Two" Nadia Lee Cohen


  1. ^ "elli Ingram, the butter-voiced soul singer on amy winehouse, moschino and being sober (i-D)". 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ "BBC Asian Network – Elli Ingram Hour of Calm Playlist". 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Elli Ingram Talks Covering Kendrick Lamar, Her Record Deals, and New EP (Life+Times)". 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Elli Ingram Interviewed (Sabotage Times)". 14 September 2013.
  5. ^ Kendrick Lamar's Poetic Justice Video on YouTube
  6. ^ "Elli Ingram chats to CJ Beatz (BBC Music)". 24 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Elli Ingram (No 1,728) – Music – The Guardian". 26 March 2014.
  8. ^ "UK Music Video Awards 2013: here are the nominations... (Promo News)". 1 October 2013.
  9. ^ Mad Love by Emil Nava Video on YouTube
  10. ^ "Elli Ingram chats to Target (BBC Music)". 17 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Virtually famous: Elli Ingram (London Evening Standard)". 28 March 2014.
  12. ^ When It Was Dark by Emil Nava Video on YouTube
  13. ^ "Track of the Day 1/9 – Elli Ingram (Clash Magazine)". 1 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Premiere: Elli Ingram – "Table for Two" (Wonderland Magazine)". 3 August 2017.

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