Buy SLY GUITAR here.

January 24, 2013

Welcome to Chanoyu Records.

Chanoyu Records is a new label created to release the music of UK guitarist/composer John Ellis.  SLY GUITAR is the latest release by John. Copies are now available from this site.

Get free downloads of various tracks from John’s catalogue here.

You will also be able to buy some of Johns older recordings, while they are still available, from this site.

Watch out for special offers.

And if you are interested in guitar lessons please get in touch.

You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive news of our releases and live performances by John Ellis.

If you are new to his work as a musician and composer, the biography and discography sections will tell you all you need to know.

If you would like to use music from Sly Guitar in any new media please contact us.

Nemo Griffin

April 8, 2014

New Sly Guitar review

Here is another nice review of Sly Guitar.

November 8, 2013

New Review of SLY GUITAR.

Here’s a nice review of SLY GUITAR.

From Hynagogue.

Click here for the review.

September 6, 2013

Sly Guitar on Misfit City

“On ‘Sly Guitar’, however he returns to (and lays into) his main instrument with a sharp-clawed and swaggering stylishness. It’s the kind of performance that suggests he’s ripped the tail-fin off a 1950s Cadillac and carved a new guitar from it.” Dann Chin, Misfit City

August 10, 2013

Interviews, articles and reviews

August 9, 2013

House Concerts

John Ellis

John Ellis, the founder of Chanoyu Records, is now available for house concerts. They are a great new way of connecting musicians to their audience. You hire John to come and play, then you can invite your friends along for an interesting evening of performance, stories from life on the road, Q&A session and some teaching if you’d like to develop your guitar playing skills.

It’s up to you whether or not to charge your friends.

August 6, 2013

Group Guitar Lessons

John Ellis will be starting 2 new beginner guitar courses in Central London.

The 2 courses last for 10 weeks and are for absolute beginners and people who are a little bit further on in their playing.

One 2 hour lesson per week. 7.00pm to 9.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting 10th September.

There are a limited number of spaces available.

Cost: £25 per session. All 10 lessons must be paid for in advance.

Contact us for more information.

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April 6, 2013

Free downloads

March 1, 2013

Digital Downloads now in the shop.

You can now buy all of the tracks from Wabi Sabi 21© in the shop.

And you can also buy Guitar Lesson gift vouchers.

February 20, 2013

SLY GUITAR has arrived.

Sly Guitar, the new John Ellis CD is now available in the shop. It will have an official release in May 2013 through Gonzo Multimedia distribution but pre-release copies are available from this site.


February 11, 2013

The legendary JImi Hendrix Welsh National Anthem hoax.

A few years ago John Ellis was asked to provide a little bit of audio for a friends website. He didn’t know what was about to happen.

Check out the full story here.


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