Band page created in 2010.
Ellie Goulding (born Elena Jane Goulding on 30 December 1986) is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Hereford, she grew up in Kington, Herefordshire and currently lives in London, England
According to Starry Eyed Songfacts, after attending the University of Kent studying drama for a couple of years, Ellie moved to West London for the purpose of developing her songs and music career. Touring since 2008 she released her debut single "Under The Sheets" on 15 November 2009. The track was produced by Starsmith, with whom she has been working since the beginning of her career. Her debut album, titled Lights, was released on 1 March 2010 and debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
On 8 January 2010, Goulding topped the BBC Sound of 2010 music list. Previous winners include the likes of Little Boots, Corinne Bailey Rae and MIKA. On 16 February 2010, she won the Critics' Choice award at the BRIT Awards, which has previously been given to acts such as Adele and Florence + The Machine.
Goulding co-wrote three songs for Diana Vickers debut album Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree, titled "Remake Me & You", "Notice" and "Jumping Into Rivers" (all three co-written with Vickers and Guy Sigsworth). She also co-wrote a track with George Astasio, Gabriella Cilmi, Jason Pebworth and Jon Shave for Cilmi's second album Ten, titled "Love Me Cos You Want To".
On 29 November 2010, Lights was re-released as Bright Lights, including six brand-new tracks. The first single from the re-release was Goulding's cover of Elton John's 1970s classic "Your Song", released on 12 November 2010, which became her highest-charting single to date when it reached number two on the UK Singles, topping Olly Murs and Rihanna on the chart on the 28th of November. It is featured in the John Lewis Christmas 2010 TV advert in the UK. After touring most of the year in 2010 Goulding says in early 2011 she plans to take about a month off to disappear and write songs for her second album. In 2011 she will take on her first American tour after the American release of Bright Lights and see the release of her collaboration with Tinie Tempah when his single "Wonderman" is released. In a blog entry for her American record label Goulding confirmed the title track from Lights would be the title track "Lights", originally only available as an iTunes Bonus Track, would now serve as her album's sixth single, the second for Bright Lights. The music video for Lights surfaced on Monday 17 January across many blog and forum sites. In early 2011 she recorded an original song entitled A Day At A Time for the film Life in a Day that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in late January 2011.
Live @ O2 Academy Leeds on Tuesday, 2nd November 2010
Live @ Leeds Metropolitan University on Thursday, 4th March 2010