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Deep Ella

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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Houston Press Awards Nomination (Best Pop/Rock Band 2003)"

As long as the chemistry between vocalist Jeff Crowder and British-born guitarist Rob Atherton continues to meld, Deep Ella should surface on some record label's radar soon - G. B.


"Houston Chronicle (September 2002)"

Deep Ella has carved out its own brand of sticky melodies that has people listening. - Maurice Bobb


"Houston Press (November 2002)"

With the loose, laid-back, bluesy feel that its name implies, local band Deep Ella succeeds by employing simple hooks and sweet, airy vocals that don't just speak of emotions but act as conduits for them.

"Afterall" is both the band's best song and the one most likely to make it to radio. It embodies all the qualities that make up Ella's best work: delicate music, moving vocals and a confident message buried beneath the uncertainty. - Ray Hafner


"mytexasmusic.com (August 2002)"

Deep Ella bring a fresh approach to today's music. Jeff Crowder, Rob Atherton, Jason Light, and Pat Murphy are Houston's best chance at Alternative Rock superstardom. Well penned lyrics, and masterful orchestration make this a great disc. - Lucky Boyd


"Sound Awake (August 2002)"

even a surface listen to last year's new thing tips you off that deep ella concern themselves more with actual content than windowdressing. "lynt", the acronymic title cut, sports a hook to draw blood. - Jeff Thames


"Houston Daily Cougar (October 2002)"

Local band Deep Ella has been doing something right in the past year. Being the first to sell out The Sidecar Pub, the band currently has a fan base larger than ever expected in such a short amount of time. The band has its foot in the door of something interesting. Combining a wide array of musical genres, the result of the conglomeration of harmonies and melodies is breathtaking.




- Shiley Carter


"The Universtiy Star ( San Marcos)"

4 stars
comprised of spectacular guitar riffs, strong lyrics and beautiful harmonies. The melodic lines are moving and beautiful. Everyone should witness a live show from Deep Ella at least once because it honestly one of the few “true” bands left. - Erica Neiswender


Discography

EP
"Last Year's New Thing" 2002
"How to get free of your mind" TBA 2005

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Bio

Deep Ella recorded their first album after enduring what seemed to be a revolving door of line up changes. With the final line up in place, the band emerged from the studio stronger than ever to an eager fan base. The release of "last year's New Thing" quickly drew attention earning them nomination for Best Rock/ Pop in 2003 and Best Alternative in 2004, as well as Jim Beam's band of the week and outstanding reviews from various publications. Deep Ella's strong live show has earned them many support slots for national touring acts. Deep Ella has just completed its follow up to LYNT. “ How to get Free of Your Mind” set to be release in early 2005.

PRESS
Deep Ella should surface on some record labels radar soon...Houston Press

Deep Ella Has carved out it's own brand of sticky melodies that have people listening...Houston Chronicle/ Maurice Bobb

Deep Ella succeeds by employing simple hooks and sweet airy vocals that don't just speak of emotions but act as conduits for them...Houston Press/Ray Hefner

The band has its foot in the door of something interesting. Combining a wide array of musical genera, the result of the conglomeration of harmonies and melodies is breathtaking.... University of Houston's daily Cougar

Comprised of spectacular guitar riffs, strong lyrics and beautiful harmonies. The melodic lines are moving and beautiful. Everyone should witness a live show from Deep Ella at least once because they are one of the few true bands left…SWT University Star

Deep Ella brings a fresh approach to today's music. They are Houston’s best chance at rock superstardom.... Lucky Boyd MYTEXASMUSIC

Even a surface listen tips you off that Deep Ella concerns themselves more with actual content than just window dressing. “LYNT” the acronym title contains a hook to draw blood…. Sound Awake KPFT Jeffery Thames

Flowing effortlessly through many styles and nuances this bands leaves an impression on the listener that they love what they do. Reminiscent of a postmodern version of U2 or Live with a hint of English rock sensibilities with songwriting, which is thoughtful and decisive, this is a good solid rock album from a good solid rock band. The playing is top shelf and the vocals are pretty exceptional…March 2004 Band of the Month Silver Dragon Records