Robert Ellis (singer-songwriter)

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Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis in 2012
Robert Ellis in 2012
Background information
Born (1988-11-06) November 6, 1988 (age 33)
Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.
OriginHouston, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry music, rock
InstrumentsElectric, acoustic guitar, piano
Years active2010–present
LabelsNew West
MembersKelly Doyle, guitar

Geoffrey Muller, bass
Will Van Horn, pedal steel guitar
Michael "Tank" Lisenbe, drums

Frank Booth, ambient room sounds

Robert Ellis (born November 6, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, who blends country, pop music and jazz.


Robert Ellis was born on November 6, 1988 in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States.[1][better source needed][2][failed verification] He began performing as "Eyes Like Lions" early in 2005, playing in his hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas.[3][4][5] The self-released LP The Great Rearranger was sold at shows, but Ellis found a higher level of success when American Songwriter magazine named his second album, Photographs, one of the top 50 albums of 2011.[6] Robert Ellis is a New West Records recording artist.[7] Ellis has toured with Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Old 97's.[8] Originally from Texas, in 2012, Ellis relocated from Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee to work on his third album, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, in Eric Masse's Casino recording studio under the direction of album producer Jacquire King. Ellis has said that this album, influenced by his hometown, Lake Jackson, Texas, incorporates more pop influences.[8][9][10]



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  2. ^ Long, Dayna (2 July 2015). "@robertellis_ If you tell me your birthday, I'll write a really terrific bio about you and post it here. We're fans!:". Twitter. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ Dansby, Andrew. "Robert Ellis and his danceable, drinkable country music". Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Best Band to Get Together in the Past Year". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  6. ^ Smith, William Michael. "Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll Honored by American Songwriter Magazine". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "Robert Ellis New West Records". Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Blau, Max. "Robert Ellis Expands Beyond Country Roots". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Inman, Davis (2013-01-16). "Robert Ellis On Moving To Nashville, Richard Thompson And American Songwriter Presents « American Songwriter". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  10. ^ Mugan, Chris. "Lone star: Robert Ellis interview". The Independent. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Robert Ellis Discography". Discogs. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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