As Liverpool ‘One to Watch’ Eleanor Nelly signs a deal with Decca Records, we look back on her journey so far
6 years ago
We’re proud as punch to hear the news that ‘One To Watch’ Liverpool songbird, Eleanor Nelly has just signed a record management deal with Decca Records.
Having gigged around Liverpool since she was 13, Eleanor has a natural work ethic that would put the worlds biggest rock stars to shame. With her trademark brunette quiff and winged eyeliner, the acoustic singer songwriter was always destined for big things as her ability to pen original tracks bursting with emotion, saw her pick up gongs such as the LIMF ‘One to Watch 2015’ and ‘Most Ready Act’ in 2016. She has been championed by not only us here at The Guide Liverpool but also by local music platform Get Into This, Radio Merseyside’s Dave Monks and Bido Lito!
Eleanor will be joining a stellar line-up of artists at Decca Records including Xam Volo, The Lumineers and Aurora to name a few, and we’ve no doubt she’s going to make waves with her stunning raspy voice belting out those spine-tingling lyrics.
We caught up with Eleanor for a quick chat and she was absolutely full of smiles. She said: “I’m just absolutely made up, signing the record and management deal means I can basically do music full time and the team at Decca will help me to develop and grow as an artist.
“I’ve learned so much from local bands and really just getting involved as much as possible with gigs and festivals where I could watch and learn from them. The second time I played LIMF on the main stage, backed by the Philharmonic orchestra was one of my favourite gigs because it was like stepping into another world.
Eleanor is a huge fan of Liverpool band, The Hummingbirds and has some advice for young local acts like herself wanting to break into the music business.
She said: “Don’t be afraid to be different, you know, just get out there, be fierce and watch and learn what the other bands and acts are doing.
“I’m sure I used to do everyone’s head’s in, hanging around, playing guitar badly and singing out of tune, but it’s all good experience and I’m lucky to call a lot of those acts I looked up to, good friends now.”
Eleanor has caught up with our Jay regularly throughout her early career and we’ve dug back into our archives to bring you a snapshot of her rise to fame.
1 – LIMF 2015 The One to Watch
First up Jay and Ellie catch up with Eleanor just after her first performance at LIMF in 2015 where she was the One to Watch. With a promising year ahead, Eleanor talks about her Madness cover and her EP launch in November.
2 – Anthony Walker 10 – 2015
Eleanor truly captures the audience attention with this stunning rendition of her original track ‘Blue Eyes’ at the Anthony Walker 10 event, back in 2015.
3 – From One to Watch to Most Ready Acts
Eleanor has a chat with Jay about her year ahead as LIMF’s ‘Most Ready Act’, as she supports the Liverpool Rock N’ Roll Marathon with a live set at Otterspool.
4 – Liverpool Loves a Cover
Not only a talented songwriter, Eleanor proved her vocal range by covering Cilla Black’s ‘Step Inside Love’ at one of our favourite performances at Liverpool Loves in 2016.
5 – Heartfelt Lyrics at FACT
If you can listen to Eleanor’s stunning performance of ‘Dear Diary’, live at FACT without getting goose-bumps, you’re made of stone!
Congratulations Eleanor, from Jay and the team at The Guide Liverpool, we couldn’t be more proud!
We want to hear your stories of watching and hearing Eleanor perform and your favourite tracks and covers. Tweet us @TheGuideLiverpool or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share the best!