Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band will release their third single “Ambedo Mind” on Friday 9th July. The single is taken from the band’s sophomore album “Ambedo” that was recently released on Friday 25th June via Jazzhaus Records.
The new album went to #2 in the Official Swiss Album Chart. Order the album on CD and digital from https://orcd.co/ellismanobandambedo.
The band describe their trademark well-produced sound as “a sort of rock n’ soul, rooted deep down in the blues.”
“Smooth, sexy, and horn-section-soulful, this song is a nod to the soul and R&B greats,” says Edis Mano, the guitarist for Ellis Mano Band. The band’s guitarist, Edis Mano, talks about the concept behind the making of the music video for the Amebedo Mind single – “During the pandemic, I was able to teach myself filmmaking which is something I have wanted to do that for years. What I always missed was the time to learn it in peace and self-taught (thanks YouTube).”
“Keep It Simple and The Question were the first two music videos I made,” continues Edis. “With Ambedo Mind I wanted to have a cinematographic reference to the subject of Ambedo. That’s why we took the macro recordings with a special lens. This optic makes the smallest objects appear gigantic. This is exactly how we behave during the process of creating an album. The smallest details are often discussed very intensively. There are many parallels.”
In Switzerland, the Ellis Mano Band are not unlike the Wrecking Crew or the Funk Brothers. They are top-flight studio musicians and elites in the Swiss music scene. Although they spent years making music with other artists, the band members never got much time to make music of their own until now.
Influenced by Led Zeppelin, J.J. Cale, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimi Hendrix and more recently John Mayer, the Ellis Mano Band have put their own unique stamp on the blues which has now become a shared global phenomenon.
“Ambedo” is slated for a June release, and the band hopes to follow it up with tours across Europe and North America.
“Making this music was fascinating, it was really easy to create the music and take it further,” said Chris. “It was a beautiful experience and I hope we can repeat it time and time again.”
AMBEDO – TRACK LISTING
THE HORRIBLE TRUTH (3:31)
SWEET SIN (3:12)
AMBEDO MIND (3:34)
THE FIGHT FOR PEACE (5:45)
JOHNNY & SUSIE (4:04)
LONG ROAD (3:49)
THE QUESTION (3:36)
KEEP IT SIMPLE (4:16)
HEART ‘N MIND (4:07)