Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Ellis Mano Band!
To use a label such as “Supergroup“, especially in the rather small European Blues/Rockmusic scene is indeed something to be carefully chewed over. But, in the case of a certain blues formation that goes by the name of “Ellis Mano Band” it’s a well deserved and fitting handle. The members of this coalition have been making their mark on the scene for decades.
Singer Chris Ellis and guitarist Edis Mano have both worked together on various highly successful acts over the years, and they have a long standing musical connection. Was the idea for this group born in some smoky midnight bar I hear you ask… Nope, simply a Whatsapp chat sometime after midnight in 2017.. Ellis and Mano got straight to work, writing the first few songs, as they say themselves “with passion, heart and mind, and plenty of guts!”
Finding the right colleagues for their Blues/Soul/Rock venture didn’t take long, and it wasn’t long either before the term “Supergroup” was thrown into the mix. Here’s why: Drummer Nico Looser was on the road with Tracy Chapman, Max Mutzke & Marco Rima.
Bassist Severin Graf has laid down the groove for the likes of James Gruntz & ZiBBZ. And here ensues a mighty brew: decades of experience mixed with an explosive storm full of creative energy!
So folks, climb on board this rumbling Blues Train as it thunders out of the depot, the likes of which the European
Blues scene has never been witness to. After the first slug o’ “Whiskey” we reckon the world will be yelling for more, especially as they’re serving up Gin in the second round.
The debut album “HERE AND NOW“ comes out on 03th May 2019