Chad Ellis

Chad Ellis is a driven, passionate and charismatic musician based in Los Angeles, California. 

His sound is all about combining the edgy grit of rock music with understated melodies inspired by vintage pop and alt-folk. 

Chad’s voice is gritty and earthy, yet earnest and emotional, making for a genuinely relatable approach. 

His work echoes the sound of artists as diverse as Ryan Adams, The Smiths or Tom Petty, just to mention a few. 

The Wisconsin native relocated to LA to keep pursuing his energetic sonic vision. Throughout the past 12 years, he had the opportunity to refine his skills and earn prestigious qualifications, such as a Bachelors degree in guitar from the Musicians Institute. He also performs extensively within the local scene, assists other artists with branding & media services, and works as a recording and mixing engineer at Melrose Music Studios, in the heart of Hollywood. 

Find out more and let the music tell you the rest of the story: 



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