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 fulfills what was already suspected in the 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! Virtuosic, the musicians (singer Chris Ellis, guitarist Edis Mano, keyboardist Lukas Bosshardt, bassist Severin Graf and drummer Nico Looser); dense, their interplay; intelligent, the improvisations; powerful and transparent, the sound; versatile, the songs; broad, their stylistic spectrum 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 an hour and a half long, fascinating 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 give an impression of what can be expected from this bridge to their fourth studio work (planned for early 2025).

Compared to the versions on the three sonically perfect studio albums, the original compositions sound edgier and earthier live. They also sometimes contain longer improvisations. The jam aspect is exemplary for the almost eight-minute long “A Lifetime”. The video has over 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 stages of the world, because Ellis and Mannen are not only outstanding musicians, but also clever songwriters ...”, stated Rocks . “Gritty blues rock and ballads in sparkling guitar riffs, soft key clicks of a Hammond and gripping vocals, seasoned with Latin aroma and touches of jazz: the Ellis Mano Band succeeds through direct emotions” , noted Grand Guitars . The music was influenced by Mitch Ryder.

“The group's style is original, varied, but overall very coherent,” said Classic Rock . "This amazing band does everything right", was the conclusion of eclipsed . The English website Great Music Stories found what their sound sounds like in the description "Joe Cocker, Dire Straits, Van Morrison, Toto and Chris Rea in an improvised 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."

In any case, what the musician magazine Guitar & Bass prophesied is true: “We are guaranteed to hear a lot more 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 by the abbreviation AAA (Triple A). This abbreviation stands for the highest rating that rating agencies can give!

Line up:

Chris Ellis: vocals
Edis Mano: guitar
Lukas Bosshardt: keyboards
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)

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Booking: Outside Switzerland

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