I liked people who could hit the ball - i.e. musicians who could really play and singers who could really sing. Hearing Elisa deliver only a couple of lines it was clear she could knock it out the park. Remarkably she had never recorded before and never worked on original music yet took to both with serious aplomb.
Thus emerged Ellison Belle, created over a few months in 2014. We worked together little more than an hour a week, then Robbie came in at the end and did the guitar parts courtesy of our vintage osmosis. Another big hitter for sure.
The songs were mainly downtempo, the arrangements stripped, the talent in the room exceptional.
ELLISON BELLE ... Rocks & Rain
Elisa Mack vocal
Robbie Dale guitar
Clark Sorley songs, studio instruments
produced Clark Sorley