David Ell announced himself with his debut album Wreckingball, a record full of dark, brooding and powerful pop songs....This was his first studio album, which he recorded and mixed at Cava Studios in Glasgow, an album reviewed as "epic", having a "big big sound", "lush and full" and simply "the best debut album in ages". The tracks touch on themes of loss of faith, love and identity and the following review tagline is apt: "For raw heart-on-the-sleeve pop, look no further"... ..While the tracks on his debut feature work equally well as pared down acoustic versions, there is no doubt the finished sound of this album is a big big band sound richly crafted with layer upon layer of guitar and keyboard parts driving the strong melodies at the heart of this album. David Ell is a multi-instrumentalist, he does everything on the album. It's an eclectic sound, mixing the best traditions of classic British and American pop-rock but with more than a hint of European electronica - unsurprisingly, the album has picked up fans from all over the world... ..As well as playing solo acoustic gigs, David writes for, sings and plays in new band ECHOFIRES most recently headlining new material from their forthcoming debut EP at O2 Academy Glasgow and with various dates coming up soon around the country.
Working with one of the top producers in the country, David Ell is also putting the finishing touches on an instrumental album with a distinctive theme and more than a hint of classical influences coming to the fore. It's an arresting change of direction from the indie rock sound of his first album and the more folky vibe of David Ell in solo mode. Never one to sit back, David also has in the pipeline an acoustic EP of various tracks played recently in live shows and is working on videos to showcase his dynamic talents.