Elle May is the cheeky pop songwriting sensation you’ve been waiting for! Her quirky lyrics, catchy melodies, velvety vocals and intoxicating stage presence will warm your heart and bring an uncontrollable smile to your face.
Originally hailing from New Zealand but now residing in Sydney, 25-year-old Elle May was born into an entertainment family and destined for a career in music. At the age of 15, her innate musical talents were revealed to the world after receiving a $10,000 grant from New Zealand on Air. The prestigious grant allowed her to release her debut single “So Typical” in 2007, which she co-wrote with Chartsong Productions’ Stuart Stuart. The single brought her great success at the MusicOz Awards, taking out the prize for Best Original Song in the International Category.
Over the past five years, Elle May has been honing her songwriting skills and collaborating with various critically-acclaimed musicians. She has released several EP’s and singles including the oh so catchy “Little Hearts” which received Triple J airplay. In 2013, Elle May teamed up with singer/songwriter Jordan Millar to form the endlessly charming duo Heart Beats Mind and release their self-titled EP.
Following the success of the EP, the duo landed an impressive support set for Ian Moss at The Vanguard. In 2014, they released the single “Let Go” which they performed live on Channel 7’s The Morning Show. Elle May has certainly earned her stripes over the past six years when it comes to Sydney’s live music scene and has built up a strong fan base. She graces the stage almost seven nights a week with her duo, trio, full band or DJ, and has residencies at iconic Sydney venues such as Opera Bar and Taylor’s Rooftop.
She performs regularly with some of Sydney’s most sought after cover bands Including Martini Club, La Fiesta and Groove Academy, and has also been a backing vocalist for X Factor stars Samantha Jade, Nathaniel and Dami Im. Elle May’s extensive recording and live entertainment experience backed by her impressive songwriting skills make her one of the most polished and promising musicians in the country. Her electrifying vocals and quirky personality bring magic to the stage wherever she performs.