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Ellen Blair
Background information
Occupation Musician, record producer, programmer
Instruments Violin, viola
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts Jools Holland
M People
Nicola Hitchcock
Duran Duran
Producer / Musician

Ellen Blair is a record producer and musician, who has recorded and toured with artists including Duran Duran.

BiographyEdit

Ellen began the 1980s performing strings on Soul to Soul albums and then in the 1990s Maxi Priest's Bonafide album, which was soon followed with work on Incognito's 1992 Tribes Vibes + Scribes.

In 1993 she toured with Duran Duran, performing violin during An Acoustic Evening With Tour. Performances included the South Africa show and Koln in Germany.

Other work includes recording with Jools Holland, and producing Nicola Hitchcock's Passive Aggressive in 2005.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • Hard Way - James Hunter (violin) (2008)
  • Roots & Echoes - The Coral (strings) (2007)
  • Apres La Pluie - Romane Serda (alto) (2007)
  • Endless Wire - The Who (viola) (2006)
  • People Gonna Talk - James Hunter (viola) (2006)
  • Love Kraft - Super Furry Animals (violin) (205)
  • Take London - The Herbaliser (viola) (2005)
  • Passive Aggressive - Nicola Hitchcock (Producer, programming, group member) (2005)
  • Shine - Rachel Fuller (viola) (2005)
  • Small World Big Band Friends, Vol. 3 - Jools Holland (viola) (2004)
  • "Lay Lady Lay" - Magnet (violin) (2004)
  • "On Your Side" - Magnet (viola) (2004)
  • Beet, Maize & Corn - The High Llamas (viola) (2003)
  • Broken, Vol. 2: Live - William Becton (vocals) (2003)
  • Bizarre Fruit - M People (strings) (1995)
  • Bonafide - Maxi Priest (strings) (1990)