I met Ellie, who was 14 at the time, at a Welsh Factor heat and invited her and her mum round to the studio.
We had a great time. Not only did we record Burn, from Hamilton, the second video, on their first visit, but we chatted about all sorts of interesting things Ellie was up to, including her amazing artwork. You can see a few examples in that video.
We continued meeting, chatting, laughing and recording and will shortly be finalising Ellie’s first CD.
The first video is a recording of Ellie’s performance in the semi finals of the 2017-2018 Welsh Factor competition.
Ellie was trying all sorts of songs and finally came up with this tribute to the great Freddie Mercury and Queen totally accepting that no one could ever fully do justice to Freddie’s work but could still enjoy singing such a brilliant song.
It worked as Ellie, now 15, is through to the finals (April 2018).