September 17, 2017

Pierrepoints Pendulum

This is a little bit of home filming of a song for Ruth Ellis (no relation). She was the last woman to be executed in the UK. The hangman was Albert Pierrepoint. Her life was a Shakespearean tragedy set in 50’s London. I am about to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to get a number of my songs recorded properly with session players etc.

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

July 12, 2017

Blues and Folk Guitar Workshops

John Ellis teaches a regular monthly Beginner Blues Guitar workshop at The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch, London. They are a lot of fun. If you would like to buy a ticket as an interesting gift or just buy one because you want to learn about playing blues guitar, here is the workshop page link. These workshops are also great for employees looking for an interesting event for their staff. These workshops can be delivered on company premises.

WORKSHOPS

Blues Guitar Workshop

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.

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.

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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