Beyond the Woods Meets: ell ivy

Chatting to local artist ell ivy about her dogs, her van conversion – and, of course, her music!

First and foremost: your Instagram stories suggest you have a doggo?! What’s their name?

I have two doggos! Dudley & Suzy, I love them way too much and they are extremely spoilt!

And you’re building a van conversion? Tell us about it!

Yes I am, it’s mad – I never thought I’d pick up a screwdriver in my life but here I am! It’s going well, it is nearly finished! The end goal is to travel and set up gigs all over the UK and Europe and make a small tour out of it without having to spend too much money.

What kind of music-related projects have you got on the go at the moment?

At the moment I am writing all the time, I’ve recently started a 52 songs project where I write one song per week and send it to a group of other writers for feedback! It’s all going towards my EP which is exciting.

What are your plans for the future of your music career? What would be the ultimate dream come true?

There are so many plans and dreams for my future in music! The ultimate goal is to release music that people love and that I can earn enough money to pay the bills through it. It’s hard having a full time job to fund my music career, I just wanna make music all the time!

Describe your music style in three words.

Heartachingly haunted love ?? I don’t know if that makes sense but it feels right.

What’s the last song you listened to?

Taylor Swift’s new song with Big Red Machine – Renegade

Which achievement are you most proud of (so far)?

Radio One’s Big Weekend Introducing set!!! That was a wild week for me. Oh and also building a campervan!

What’s your favourite conspiracy theory?

That the earth is flat, I just love it.

Who’s the best f.r.i.e.n.d.s character?

I cannot choose! That is simply impossible I love them all!

ell ivy

ell ivy is a new pop artist from a small town in the north of England called Grimsby. Being called a dreamer all her life, ell ivy puts this across in her music with lyrics that show a yearning for more. Catchy choruses, dreamy melodies and heartfelt lyrics, ell ivy’s music is crafted with her heart and soul. 

ell ivy’s biggest musical influences are artists such as; Nina Nesbitt, Sasha Sloan, Passenger and Taylor Swift. Pop, country and folk have influenced ell ivy throughout her childhood, wanting to tell her stories through music she started writing in her bedroom and saved the songs for her family to listen to. Since then, ell ivy has successfully released 3 singles & has had incredible support from BBC Introducing with opportunities such as: Beyond The Woods Festival Online 2020 & Radio One’s Big Weekend 2021.

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