Ellis Mano Band

Ellis Mano Band
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Ellis Mano Band "Ambedo" Album

Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band will release their third single “Ambedo Mind” on Friday 9th July. The single is taken from the band’s sophomore album “Ambedo” that was released on Friday 25th June.  The band describe their trademark well-produced sound as “a sort of rock n’ soul, rooted deep down in the blues.”


The Ellis Mano Band was born in a random late-night conversation between singer Chris Ellis and guitarist Edis Mano in 2016. In various vocal groups, Chris Ellis was a regular on Swiss and German television and radio and on the summer open air concert scene. Edis Mano was a celebrity in his own right in the Balkans, where he filled stadiums as a youth, before backing all the top names in Switzerland. The two discovered that they share a love of American blues and Southern rock and hatched a plan to do a project of their own.

They reached out to drummer Nico Looser, who played in a band on Switzerland’s top late night TV show and touring as a backing musician for top Swiss pop artists. He also played on Bob Dylan protégée and band alumnus Scarlet Rivera’s album “Journey With An Angel” (on which Dylan also appeared) and toured with her for two years. Top session bassist Severin Graf, known in Switzerland as “Mr. Groove,” also came on board to complete the Ellis Mano Band was complete.

Making their own music, based on the blues, Americana, Southern rock, and soul – this is the music they love, and together, it makes for a powerful experience for the four musicians who comprise the Ellis Mano Band.

Jazzhaus Records

Since 2005, the independent record label Jazzhaus Records, based in Freiburg Germany, has existed with a rare starting position: The company Jazzhaus Freiburg GmbH unites not only the label, but also the venue Jazzhaus and the booking agency Jazzhaus Artists under one roof, and draws strength from synergies. "Having your own venue is an exception for a record company," says CEO Michael Musiol. In times when many record companies are closing, Jazzhaus Records is growing. The music publisher Jazzhaus Music Publishing GmbH & Co KG also contributes to this. Contacts are maintained through the individual departments and artists are also won to long term partnerships.

The label Jazzhaus Records is characterized by versatility. It cultivates cooperation with artists from a wide variety of musical genres. The range of pop, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and jazz music includes internationally renowned bands and artists as well as newcomers.

Jazzhaus Records has gained an extraordinary reputation worldwide as an independent record company in recent years. With its digital and physical distribution partners, the label offers artists in many European countries, but also in the USA or Japan an excellent platform for their quality music.

With albums by Pippo Pollina, Dream Catcher, Aline Frazão or Fools Garden, the record company has achieved international charts success, as has the recent album "Süden II" by Schmidbauer Pollina Kälberer.

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