Hello there friend. Let me briefly introduce myself.
I'm Brandon Michael Ellis.
I play, sing, compose, enjoy, breathe, and love music.
I was born and raised in Wichita Kansas. Growing up in a musical family, music has always been an integral part of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of singing with my mom, aunt and grandpa in church. When I was 5 years old, I got a red guitar for Christmas. But I didn't start playing it seriously until I was 12. And because my mom led worship at a small church in town, I had many chances to sing and eventually play during my formable years.
Since I attended a private Christian school during my elementary and middle school years, I was able to join the worship team as the guitarist and singer for the weekly chapel services. This eventually opened the door for me to become involved with another worship team called Created. I was able to lead services weekly, record, and also compete twice at the National Fine Arts Festival with the team, as well as compete individually. Both of these were incredible learning experiences and fulfilling ministry opportunites.
It was during my high school years that I began to develop an interest in songwriting. In 2010, I joined the Christian rock band Mercury Rising and together we released an album titled "Lost Without", a collaborative effort of original music. That experience allowed me to develop and mature as an artist and musician. Also during this time, I expanded my musical horizons and became heavily involved in choral groups and variety shows.
Currently, I'm working on recording and producing my debut solo album, which will be released in early 2014. I am excited to have my brother, Blake Ellis, working with me on this project. He is crucial in bringing the ideas and concepts to life. My hope and vision for this album is to reach out to people and present them with messages of hope and love through honest lyrics and well-crafted melodies. And my prayer is that God may continue to use me as a vessel to create meaningful music that impacts people's lives for as long as I live.