HOT VOX POP QUIZ WITH ELL IV
Who is Ell IV? Where are you from? How long have you been playing music?
I am a new pop artist from a place up north called Grimsby. Most people know Grimsby from its fishing days or the film The Brothers Grimsby. I’ve been singing since the age of 7, my parents bought me a guitar when I was 15 and my love for music grew even more.
Who came up with your stage name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it?
My stage name kind of came around by accident, it was originally Liv but I thought about the letters and decided Ell IV had more of a ring to it. Its pronounced L-I-V, so it spells out my name.
Who are your biggest influences musically?
Nina Nesbitt, she’s really bossing it at the moment and all of her newest songs are hits. Passenger has always been a big influence for me also, I love his lyrics and his live performances are amazing. I’m also a big Don McLean fan, his American Pie album really made me wanna be a songwriter.
What’s your songwriting process?
Usually I find a few chords I like on my guitar, then work with some different melodies, I like to give each section a hook so my songs aren’t forgotten and then I write from experience. My lyric writing process is always drawing from memories and moments in my life that have affected me.
If you had to describe your sound using just five words, what would they be?
Mellow, smooth, delicate, romantic and emotional
If you could go on tour with any current artist or band, who would it be and why?
Nina Nesbitt, I just really love her music so being her support act would be a dream.
If you could put your own dream team together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the artists be?
Taylor Swift, I think she’d give great pep talks. John Mayer, for the talent and he’s pretty funny. David Bowie, he was just amazing. Barbra Streisand, I’d love her to teach me how to sing like that!
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
You can find me on:
Instagram - @ell_ivmusic
Facebook - ellivmusic
Twitter - @ell_ivmusic
Soundcloud - Ell IV
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HOXTON SQ BAR & KITCHEN,05 April
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Spice Of Life,20 April
The Old Queens Head,25 April
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Notting Hill Arts Club ,08 June
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