Led by singer-song-writer Gabriella Romano, Ella and The Blisters are fast emerging as one of the most exciting new bands on the thriving London roots scene. Fusing Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly, and swinging Country into a fantastically catchy whole, the band combine vocals, guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, accordion, trumpet and trombone to make for a wonderfully original, almost orchestral joyous roots stew. A triumphant festival act, guaranteed to warm your heart, move your feet and engage you in their performance from beginning to end.
They were recently nominated as one of London’s best bands of 2015 with London Unsigned and rapidly creeping into the UK festival scene having performed at Secret Garden Party, Red Rooster, Greenbelt Festival and London Folk Festival, among others. They have supported Billy Bragg and performed on the same bill as other great acts including Kitty Daisy and Lewis, The Unthanks and This is the Kit. Ella and The Blisters have released one album and shortly about to release a 6 track EP at the end of January 2016.
Current members include: Gabriella Romano (vocals and acoustic guitar), Hugh Byrne (electric guitar), Richard Moore (violin), Caitlin Roberts (accordion), Luigi Cibrario (drums), Wayne Northern (backing vocals and bass guitar), Tom Pascoe (trombone/tuba) and Sarah Woolfenden (trumpet).