Ellisa Sun cuts out her heart and leaves it on the stage, which is why she never wears white.
Ellisa and recently completed her nationwide Dreamboat tour, during which she and her partner Ken lived and traveled in a 30-foot Winnebago, playing 170 shows in 365 days. After the tour, Ellisa relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.
Raised in Los Angeles, Ellisa migrated north to the Bay Area in 2012, where she found a musical home and wrangled a seven-piece band to play her songs.
Inspired by R&B/soul artists from Amy Winehouse to Lauryn Hill and singer-songwriters from John Mayer to Joni Mitchell, her music is a unique blend of genres that creates an honest, textured sound.
Ellisa released her crowd-funded and self-produced debut LP Moon & Sun in 2017. SF Weekly called “Unravel,” the album’s first single, “damn gorgeous“ and “as near to perfect as any song could be.” KFOG called Ellisa “a force of nature.”
In 2018, Ellisa released her self-produced EP Just a Little More. With support from her bandmates, the 5-track EP boasts an edgier sound that “takes listeners on a trip across all spectrums of love” (WomenCrushMusic) and is “too much of an original to fit into one box” (The Bay Bridged).
Ellisa’s music can be heard on the Sony Pictures Television show L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and the BCDF Pictures film Can You Keep a Secret?, starring Alexandra Daddario. Ellisa’s song “Just a Little More” was placed in Guys We F@#cked, The Anti-Slut Shaming podcast, which has an audience of over 20K.
Be sure to watch Ellisa every Monday on her YouTube channel for her series “Motorhome Music Monday”, where she performs a song live with a new guest every week in the Winnebago.
“...dynamic vocals...filled with a power that grows by the second”
“Sun commands the room. Her voice is pretty, but that prettiness is overshadowed by its strength. It was practically athletic; a Ronda Rousey of vocals”
“Channeling major Amy Winehouse vibes, SF artist Ellisa Sun has created an acoustic, neo-soul song that’s as near to perfect as any song could be”
“Ellisa Sun is a force of nature”