Ellis Mano Band

Ellis Mano Band

CH | Classic Rock, Psycho-Soul-Blues

The Ellis Mano Band is the “special guest” on Deep Purple’s 2024 summer tour in Germany!

Their concert recording, released worldwide in spring 2024, impressively fulfils unanimously positive reviews of the last studio opus from 2023: the Ellis Mano Band is also a force on stage and operates on an international level! Virtuoso, the musicians (singer Chris Ellis, guitarist Edis Mano, keyboardist Lukas Bosshardt, bassist Severin Graf and drummer Nico Looser); tight, their interaction; intelligent, the improvisations; The sound is powerful and transparent; versatile, the songs; wide, their range of styles in independent, postmodern blues rock full of soul ; always rousing, the emotional power of the original compositions of this unmistakably authentic act.“Live: Access All Areas” is a fascinating, hour-and-a-half document of a direct snapshot.

It makes you want to see the multinational group from Croatia, Germany and Switzerland, founded in 2017, on stage. Live clips of various songs from the recording on YouTube also provide an impression of what can be expected from this bridge to their fourth studio work (planned for beginning of 2025). 

Compared to the versions on the sonically perfect studio works, the original compositions sound edgier and earthier live. They also sometimes contain longer improvisations. The jam aspect is exemplified by the almost eight-minute “A Lifetime”. But the video has 373,000 YouTube views! Also included: “Bad Water”, the studio version of which Joe Bonamassa put on his “Damm Right, 2019 Had The Blues!” playlist on Spotify. The recording confirms the international media verdict: "They have what it takes to conquer the world's stages, because Ellis and Mannen are not only excellent musicians, but also clever songwriters ..." stated Rocks. “Strong blues rock and ballads in sparkling guitar riffs, soft key clicks of a Hammond and gripping vocals, spiced with Latin aroma and jazz pinches: the Ellis Mano Band succeeds through direct feelings,” noted Grand Guitars.

“The group's style is original, diverse, but overall very coherent,” said Classic Rock. “This amazing band does everything right,” was eclipsed’s conclusion. The English website Great Music Stories found out what their sound sounds like in the description “Joe Cocker, Dire Straits, Van Morrison, Toto and Chris Rea in an impromptu late night jam session” . According to Rock It, this is something “for fans of The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule, Wishbone Ash.” The music is influenced by Mitch Ryder. 

In any case, what the musician magazine Guitar & Bass predicted is true: “You are guaranteed to hear a lot of great things from this band in the future.”
and summed up: “Fabulous concert!” “Live: Access All Areas” contains music at its finest - timeless and 100 percent handmade! The album title is also known elsewhere in the abbreviation AAA (Triple A). This abbreviation stands for the highest rating that rating agencies can award!


Line Up:

Chris Ellis (Vocals)
Edis Mano (Guitars)
Lukas Bosshardt (Hammond)
Severin Graf (Bass)
Nico Looser (Drums)


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"Live: Access All Areas" (2024)
"Luck Of The Draw" (2023)
"Ambedo" (2021)
"Here And Now" (2019)

Line Up:

Chris Ellis (vocals)
Edis Mano (guitars)
Lukas Bosshardt (hammond)
Severin Graf (bass)
Nico Looser (drums)


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