THIS IS ME
Elle has a voice that hovers between the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones. Its rhythm-and-blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle. And that’s what her voice has---Sparkle. She enchants her audiences with her own mix of rhythm and blues, pop and jazz, delivering songs that resonate in your soul”, so scribed Frank Quattrone of Montgomery Town and Country Living Magazine.
This songbird wasn't even born when Ella Fitzgerald blessed our ears with her jazz ballads, but when the Ghanaian native heard her smooth vocals as well as those of Aretha, Billie Holiday, and other pioneers alike, she immediately knew she had found the cornerstone of her signature sound. Like some of her modern day influences, Alicia Keys, Rhian Benson, and Corrine Bailey Rae, Elle creates a blissful marriage of prose and melody that embraces your heart, and feeds your soul.
In 2011, Elle reached a major musical landmark, when her music was placed into the rotation on Pandora Radio, the #1 internet radio station in the U.S. Her music has been grouped with the music of artists including Marsha Ambrosius, Mary J. Blige, and Keyshia Cole. Along with the growing success of her music, Elle has shared the stage with some of music’s greats including Wyclef Jean, Teena Marie, Dougie Fresh, and Philly’s own Carol Riddick. Elle proves to have the ability to embed her own musical stylings among those of musical greats, all the while captivating audiences large and small with her unique sound. Some of her major headlining venues include the legendary Warmdaddy’s Restaurant, Kelsey’s Restaurant, and Parx Casino. Elle’s success has crossed overseas, and carried her back to her hometown of Ghana, where her music has been played on several radio stations including Joy FM, and Radio Universe. Elle has also had several in-studio live radio interviews at those radio stations and a few others.
Elle’s debut cd, “Once Upon a Time - The EP”, released in 2008, hit the music scene with a bang! It has been described as “an album that touches the soul and leaves an imprint on the heart”. Once Upon a time sold copies all over the world from France to Japan in the digital market. Accolades from Elle’s Freshman album include an Alternative Soul Music Award for "Song of the Year" for her self-penned song, “Understand”.
Elle's brand new Sophomore CD (First full-length) is guaranteed to make another big mark on the music scene! Elle indulges in her Blues and Jazz inspired roots to bring a soulful and intimate vibe to this new album. She digs even deeper, baring her soul on this album, which is an essential ingredient in what makes this new project a must-listen.
Elle has taken command of Philadelphia's local music scene, consistently expanding her fan base with every performance. With an ever-growing loyal group of followers, Elle is slated to soar to the top!