August 10, 2017

Gigteractive Event at The Wanstead Tap

I will be performing one of my rare Gigteractive shows at The Wanstead Tap in East London on 21st October. The great Judge Smith will be opening the evening with a set of songs from his amazing albums. Judge will have copies of his records, many of which I play on, for sale on the night.

Gigteractive means you’ll be able to see lyrics and other information for each of the songs I’ll be playing on a dedicated web page so bring your laptops, tablets and smartphones.

John Ellis: Gigteractive at The Wanstead Tap

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.

April 6, 2013

Free instrumental music downloads for Soundtracks.

A number of tracks in various genres are now available from the FREEBIES page.

If you work in TV, Film or Computer game production these tracks might be what you are looking for.

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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.

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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.

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. His work as a guitarist has been compared with artists such as Robert Fripp and Fred Frith. If you are interested in modern guitar music, this is the place for you.  Copies of SLY GUITAR are now available from this site.

The moody soloing on “Infanta” could easily have come off one of Andy Summers’ and Robert Fripp’s well-known collaborative albums, Bewitched and I Advance Masked from the early eighties. “Pedalo” would actually fit rather well on a late-period King Crimson album.” From a review by ‘Make your own taste’.

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