Following the triumphant EP ‘Grace & Danger’ Ellis now presents the final piece in the puzzle: “...This music, these stories, have lived themselves into songs. Some are like discarded photographs, found upon the floor. Some, like a strange encounter with a strange old face. Others, like those forgotten people who appear from out of nowhere and go straight back into it. Like Ghosts. Daylight Ghosts...”
Recorded in a single late night session at the historic Crown Court Room of St. George's Hall, Liverpool, the twelve tracks on Daylight Ghosts capture not only Ellis’ sublime live performance, but also the magic of the fabled room itself, channeling the spirits of those who have passed through its infamous walls.
Ellis is dedicated to the concept of “Song” and “Melody”. Some people call it folk, some just call it good old fashioned song craft. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as “a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn.”
Whispering Bob Harris, BBC 2
"His guitar style stands out as much as the songwriting"
Dave Monks, Radio Merseyside / BBC Introducing
"One of Liverpool's finest"
Peter Guy, Getintothis
"A more than accomplished piece of work, stong and confident in its own skin"
Paul Fitzgerald, Bido Lito
"Hauntingly captivating, Nick Ellis has the gift many could only dream of"
Lauren Jones, The Music Manual
"Sounding like the sun looks from the top of a hazy Hope Street on a summer afternoon"
Alan O'Hare, Liverpool Etc
"The subtle craft of menace hangs underneath each wonderfully played out song"
Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound & Vision
released November 12, 2016
Produced by Nick Ellis
Recorded at St. George's Hall, Crown Court Room, Liverpool,
Sunday 24th January 2016
Recorded by John King
Mixed by Danny Woodward
Photography & Design by Lisa Robson / Lost Plots