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Utica, Michigan, United States | SELF

Utica, Michigan, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Ellery: The Cincinnati Post"

"The couple's melodic, elegant sound...with their wonderful introspective lyrics is perhaps perfect...Tasha's heavenly, achingly beautiful voice completes what amounts to a laid-back, mesmerizing performance package."
- The Cincinnati Post

"Ellery: Several Quick Blurbs"

"hypnotizing vocals" (Charlotte Observer)

"lithe, sparkling folk/pop..." (Cincinnati CityBeat)

"their sound is rich, intricate and iced with a voice no less than mesmerizing" (Mountain Xpress, Asheville NC)

"a smartly crafted, gorgeously sung collection of alt-folk pop" (Between the Lines, Detroit)

"[Ellery] have released a marvelously written and thickly textured CD" (Cincinnati Post, 2005)

"singer/pianist Tasha Golen has a simply beautiful voice" (Rochester City Newspaper)

"the Goldens make heartfelt, soul-stirring indie-pop songs...[Tasha] belts out her worldly lyrics in an eerily beautiful voice" (CiN Weekly, cover story)

"The husband-wife duo has been done before, but rarely with such grace and style as in the music of Ellery." (Columbia Free Times) - Various Publications

"Ellery: Performing Songwriter, 2005"

...Tasha Golden's voice goes from soft sigh to intense wail, while each song is supported by expert arrangements and instrumentation... Each song is a glimpse into a different aspect of the human condition. Even familiar themes like loneliness and love flourish with a new-found freshness. - Performing Songwriter

"Ellery : Savannah Morning News (GA)"

...Its unique blend of folk, indie, rock and alternative is a fresh and soulful experience. Tasha's voice trickles beautifully over her piano and Justin's guitar... Check them out before they're on the cover of Rolling Stone. - Savannah Morning News (GA)

"Ellery : Connect Savannah Magazine (GA)"

One of the few acts to come across my desk in a long while whose recorded work actually lives up to the hype surrounding it, this married duo of Tasha and Justin Golden make passionate, spiritually invigorating postmodern folk-pop that is as memorable as it is easy to swallow... the songs are as good as anything you'll hear from major Adult Contemporary stars.
- Connect Savannah Magazine (GA)

"Ellery : CollectedSounds"

...I love this CD. It's got everything: great songwriting, skilled musicianship, professional production, and a lead vocal I just can't get enough of... - Collectedsounds.com

"Ellery : Performing Songwriter"

...The 11 emotionally charged, introspective, mid-tempo tunes smartly put singer Tasha Golden's smooth, pliable voice front and center to guide the soaring melodies, as her muted piano playing and the shimmering guitars and husky backing vocals from husband Justin Golden provide an earthy ballast...With an evocative and poetic approach, their namesake suits them well, too.
For fans of:
Eastmountainsouth - Eastmountainsouth
The Innocence Mission - Glow
Over the Rhine - Patience - Performing Songwriter

"Ellery : Paste Magazine"

Tasha and Justin Golden combine skillful, melodic instrumentation, intelligent but unassuming lyrics, and captivating vocals to make engaging indie pop on Lying Awake... [It's] music for the well-adjusted, music filled with alt-radio-ready piano, tasteful guitar and breathy vocals that flirt with melancholy but always climax with hopefulness. - Paste Magazine

"Ellery: San Diego CityBeat"

Husband and wife duo Tasha and Justin Golden just wafted out of Cincinnati with Lying Awake, a project that seems aimed at bringing the foreplay back to song... You can almost hear the collective sigh coming from romantics everywhere, whether they like the breezy folk or not.
Rating: 5 stars - San Diego CityBeat

"Ellery, Cincinnati CityBeat"

...The twosome's airy yet organic Pop has a soul-tickling emotional weight that many bands would die for. Starry-eyed yet also very grounded, Ellery's sound is romantic, dreamy, moving and flawlessly executed. - CityBeat


This Isn't Over Yet - LP 2010
You Did Everything Right - EP, 2008
December Days - Digital Holiday EP 2007 & 2008
An Evening with Ellery - Live DVD 2007
What I've Said Out Loud - Live LP 2007
Lying Awake - LP 2006
Make Your Troubles Mine - EP 2005
The Ordinary - LP 2003



Their songs have been heard on major motion pictures, TV dramas, radio, and even in Starbucks stores throughout the country. But Ellery is best known for their live shows: their sound ranges from How-Do-They-Do-That Enormous to Barely-a-Whisper Quiet, and their songs and banter range from sad and serious to absurd and hilarious. Laugh and cry at an Ellery show? Yes. Having performed 150+ shows/year for several years, Ellery lures audiences in with a captivating sound, then keeps them hooked with their honesty, wit, and uncanny ability to turn crowds into BFFs.

Featured in the #1 hit movie "No Strings Attached," and on "One Tree Hill, "The Real L Word," "Charmed," "90210," etc.
Nominated by Campus Activities Magazine as Small Venue Performer of the Year
* Latest record produced by Grammy-winner Malcolm Burn (Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Kaki King, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, John Mellencamp).
Heard on radio, retail outlets, and in Starbucks stores across the US and in the UK
Filmed a live concert for PBS, airing & re-airing nationwide in 40+ US markets
Multiple features on Paste Magazine CD Samplers
Winners of the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong International Songwriting Contest

NACA Showcases:
Mid America
Mid Atlantic

Ellery (Tasha and Justin Golden) are known for their acoustic lush-pop, and have garnered awards and acclaim since their debut in 2006. Honing their sound with 150+ dates/year for several years, the band has also shared the stage with luminaries Hem, Vienna Teng, Teddy Thompson, Over the Rhine and Dar Williams. A win at 2007s NewSong International Songwriting Contest, a PBS concert event (aired in 40+ markets) and multiple TV/movie placements highlight the band's career. In 2008, Ellery was nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for Best Small Venue Performer.

Band Members