Seamlessly blending elements of folk, pop and rock. Now called Cobalt Fire
Described as “a dark horse with the voice of an angel”, El's songs are accessible yet moving, tinged with emotion, and ranging in style from dark-edged piano pop to acoustic guitar based melodies with elements of folk-punk.
Her début album, Freedom and Flight, was released in July 2013.
Lyrically, she touches on subjects from the joys of taking off and disappearing for a day, to the way in which the people around you can change your perspectives.
The line-up of Ells and the Southern Wild was Ells Ponting, Tom Long and Daryl Ball. Ells also performed at Treefest as a solo artist. Tom also performed with In Situ. Daryl also performed with Bateleurs and Southern Harmony.
2022 Update: Ells and Tom are still performing in the region as Cobalt Fire.
Solo - 2011, Fri 26th Aug. 6.30pm. The Music Stage
Solo - 2012, Sun 26th Aug. 5.10pm. The Big Top
Band - 2014, Sat 23rd Aug. 3.40pm. Royal Oak Barn
Duo - 2016, Sun 28th Aug. 1.30pm. Royal Oak Barn