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The Rock-itt : October 2010
Ella's vocal range, clarity and strength of character filled the room and left seasoned industry execs. shaking their heads in amazement. But more important was the reaction of the audience, most seeing Ella in full flight for the first time. Some of the post-show comments included: "Wow! Such great music with loads of variety - from smooth and haunting to fun and folky and even pub style rockin' ...amazing, amazing, amazing" - Bec "What an incredible voice. Such maturity, grace, elegance and style" - Marty "Ella sang beautifully, spoke honestly and looked stunning! What a great night!" - Danielle "She's simply stunning - inside and out. We loved the whole CD launch... brilliant, amazing" - Rachel "Ella shone like a truly gifted star. " - Sarah The launch was the culmination of months of hard work, not only by Ella, but also Erana and Meshach's resident engineer and arranger, Aitu Lauofo. Ella's potential and ability as a vocalist and as a songwriter has already been recognised by the good people at Roland who co- presented the album launch, along with Meschach. Local music company Perfect Pitch compared Ella to a young Joni Mitchell (though with a strong Aussie influence, rather than Canadian!)... and yet judging by the enthusiasm of some tweens present at the launch, it would seem that comparisons with Taylor Swift wouldn't be far off the mark either. It's this interesting merge of pop sensibilities, combined with a sophistication and musicality well beyond Ella's youthful 17 years, which is bound to create genuinely wide appeal. Ella is about to sit her final year HSC exams and then plans to embark on an active gigging schedule, first in Sydney and then interstate. Although currently independent and unsigned, Ella obviously has a strong support team around her and there's little doubt this rising star will make her mark on the Australian music scene over the next 12 months and have the bigger labels clamouring for her signature. Ella's debut album Ella Freestone can be ordered through her web site (www.ellafreestone.com) or as a digital download on iTunes. Video clips from the launch can also be viewed on her web site and on YouTube. Facebook fans can stay in touch with Ella via 'Ella Freestones Music'. W: www.ellafreestone.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org