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.
“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