Rob Ellis - Musician & Producer

Rob Ellis is a British musician and record producer who has worked with such artists as PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, Marianne Faithfull, Bat for Lashes, Scott Walker and Cold Specks.

Rob has also produced his own work under the name Spleen and two albums in his own name: Music for The Home Volumes 1 and 2, on the Leaf label. For a full list of Rob's work see the discography page.

Lastest News

April 2nd 2014
New EP "Yellow Raincoats" by "I have a tribe" released today was produced by Rob in Glastonbury last year. Here is a link to The Line of Best Fit premiere release page and short (excellent) review/summary
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Updated: 05/12/13
Rob, along with band manager Michelle Hilborne and songwriter Tom McRae have a new venture in Arts and events promotions for their neck of the woods in the South West of England. It's called Sweet Track Events and the first "gig", an actor reading ghost stories by candlelight (see link below), is happening at the Barton Inn, Barton St David on the 11th December and at the Larmer Tree Gardens (site of The End of the Road festival) the day after. Their plan is to make these events at least quarterly and will appear at different country venues around the South West, bringing unusual and surprising artists, art and performance to rural areas that normally wouldn't have easy access to such.

To summarise the venture, here is the mission statement form the about page of the website...
A drummer, a songwriter and a band manager walk into a pub in Somerset. Unable to finish the joke with an amusing enough punchline (or one not too insulting to the drummer) we decided that instead we would form a club…mostly for drinking but also for dreaming about future Arts projects in our area. We wanted to see more of the kind of music and cultural performances that we love in the West Country. We talked about it A LOT, ordered more drinks and did nothing. Now we are doing something about it and still manage to fit in a fair amount of the drinking and the talking. These are artists and shows that we truly believe in. We wouldn’t have bothered otherwise.

For further details about next week's event and all subsequent ones see: http://sweettrackevents.com

Updated: 20/06/13
This month sees the release of Ralfe Band's highly acclaimed 3rd studio album on the wonderful Highline records. Rob played drums on track "Cold Chicago Morning" please see click here for further details

Updated: 22/03/13
This week sees the release on Sony France of Fredrika Stahl's fourth album "Off to Dance" produced by Rob, for further details please go to www.fredrikastahl.com to view Fredrika's very entertaining website and to order the album. The website also has news of forthcoming European dates.

Updated: 15/04/13
This week sees the release of the debut album by Swann, "Neverending" on the Atmosphériques label and which was produced by Rob . Swann is also on tour to promote the record, including many dates supporting Tom McRae (http://www.tommcrae.com) throughout Europe and with numerous dates in the UK. For further information regarding the album and tour see http://swannmusic.com

Updated: 22/03/13
This week sees the release on Sony France of Fredrika Stahl's fourth album "Off to Dance" produced by Rob, for further details please go to www.fredrikastahl.com to view Fredrika's very entertaining website and to order the album. The website also has news of forthcoming European dates.

Updated: 14/01/13
January 14th sees Swann release her first EP "Show me your love" with three of the four tracks produced by Rob. The EP also features a pretty striking cover of Frank Zappa's "Bobby Brown" produced by Swann herself and with a self-directed video viewable here. A full length album also produced by Rob will be released on the Atmospheriques label in France and distributed through Sony/ Orchard in the UK and elsewhere in early Spring, more news on that nearer the time. The EP will be available in CD and 7' vinyl formats at http://www.atmospheriques.com and through Itunes France here In the meanwhile Swann will be playing some dates in the UK see http://www.facebook.com/swannmusic/app_123966167614127 for details, and for more general information on Swann visit her website at http://swannmusic.com

Updated: 14/12/12
Whilst Rob was touring with Cold Specks in Europe this last October he was invited to join one of his big heroes Damo Suzuki of Can on stage, and so became an official Suzuki Soundcarrier for 45 minutes. You can view the concert here

Updated: 01/11/12
Cold Specks released new single Hector yesterday (Halloween) and accompanied it with this very appropriate video. Cold Specks are currently on a North American tour, where Rob will soon be joining them starting at the Mercury Lounge in New York on the 8th Nov through to Schubas in Chicago on the 29th. View Cold Specks Tour Dates

Updated: 15/10/12
Bat for Lashes new album "The Haunted Man" is released today on Parlophone records. Rob co-produces and performs on tracks "The Haunted Man" and "Oh yeah". View in iTunes or Listen in Spotify

Updated: 05/10/12
Bat for Lashes new album "The haunted man" is released on 15th October on Parlophone records , click on link to view an interview with Natasha Khan on the making of the album. View Interview Here

Updated: 01/10/12
Rob is currently on tour with Cold Specks see www.coldspecks.com/live for details

Updated: 25/09/12
Congratulations to Feist for winning the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, really great album. Although she didn't win it was a superb achievement for Cold Specks to have made the short list.

Updated: 24/09/12
The New bat For Lashes album 'The Haunted Man' will be released on 15th October. Visit Bat For Lashes for more information.

Discography

A full list of titles Rob has worked on.
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Archive

Reviews, interviews and samples of music.
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Contact

For futher enquiries for Rob Eliis
please contact Claire Southwick here:
claire@transgressiveproducers.com