Ellen and the Escapades troupe off on exaustive UK tour in support of debut LP



‘All The Crooked Scenes’, released 16th April, is the debut album to come from Leeds-based alt-folk band Ellen and the Escapades. . They hit their Pledge campaign target in 8 days. The past two years have been an exhilarating journey for this shy bunch. After winning 2010’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and playing BBC Introducing stages at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, the band have gone from strength to strength and supporting the likes of Josh T. Pearson and First Aid Kit has brought the band’s music to even bigger audiences all over the country. Summer 2011 saw an abundant string of festival appearances for Ellen and co, including major festivals Glastonbury, Bestival and Green Man.
  ‘All The Crooked Scenes’ is preceded by the release of their next single, the title track of the album on the 2nd April and a full UK tour including an album launch party with the Communion boys at The Lexington on the 16th April.
Twitter – @ellenescapades

21 Feb: The Malt Cross, Nottingham

22 Feb: The Shakespeare, Sheffield

23 Feb: Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

24 Feb: Eden Cafe, St Austell

25 Feb: Miss Peapods, Falmouth

26 Feb: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

27 Feb: Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

28 Feb: The Haunt, Brighton

29 Feb: South Street Arts Centre, Reading

1 Mar:  The Mad Ferret, Preston

2 Mar:  Pocklington Arts Centre, York

3 Mar:  Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

4 Mar:  Notting Hill Arts Club, London

5 Mar : The Portland Arms, Cambridge

6 Mar:  Sumo, Leicester

7 Mar:  The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

8 Mar : Boileroom, Guildford9 Mar : Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

11 Mar: The Railway, Winchester


15 Apr: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  (Leeds album launch)

16 Apr: The Lexington, London  (London album launch)

17 Apr: Buffalo Bar, Cardiff18 Apr: Thekla, Bristol

19 Apr: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham20 Apr: The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

21 Apr: Cluny, Newcastle22 Apr: The Castle Hotel, Manchester  

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