Elliott Cole

Since the beginning, South-West based Elliott Cole has always drawn from disparate musical influences. Jazz, soul, funk, pop, disco, hip-hop & neo-soul – his is a musical upbringing that has taken it all in. Primarily though, it has always been about the vocalists. Blessed with a voice such as his, how could it not be?

To have a great voice is one thing though, but this particular 25 year-old also just happens to be an accomplished guitarist, bass player & songwriter, skirting genres with ease. Yes, the talent is strong in this one.

From travelling the world as a vocalist and guitarist in Joss Stone’s band, recording with soul legend Betty Wright through to supporting the great Solomon Burke, performing with Sandie Shaw & Beverley Knight & playing solo shows at Ronnie Scott’s, it’s fair to say that this is a young man who should be taken very seriously indeed.

For a taste of Elliott’s influences, check out his excellent first 5 in 10 mix here. Also, hear him in action all over the new Lack of Afro album ‘Hello Baby’.

“A killer voice” Rumer

“Sometimes you just know that an artist has ‘it’. Elliott’s voice evoked a quote I’ll borrow from a lifelong friend, Lionel Richie: Easy, Like Sunday Mornin’” Betty Wright

“Elliott Cole is a shock in the best possible way. A wonderfully soulful guy” Joss Stone