In 1997 Ellis and Sean Lennon joined Cibo Matto (both playing bass, guitar and drums). As a quartet (Yuka Honda, Miho Hatori, Ellis, Lennon) Cibo Matto released an EP, Super Relax (1997) and their final album Stereo ★ Type A (1999). He continued to tour with Cibo Matto until they disbanded in 2001. Later in the year Ellis released his first solo EP, The Enchanted Forest of Timo Ellis. Ellis has since self-released 31 additional EPs and LPs which are available on iTunes (or by contacting Timo himself.) He currently performs regularly in his band Netherlands. He's also recently been a regular player in Miho Hatori's New Optimism and Joan as Police Woman. His music can be previewed from his Bandcamp page and Official Website. He lives in Brooklyn.