OFFICIAL SITE DISCOGRAPHY
Carwyn Ellis's brainchild, Colorama was born when he moved from London to Liverpool in 2005. There he started to write, record and sing the songs that would make up his first album, 'Cookie Zoo'.
Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Carwyn paid his dues playing with a number of bands in London, including Southern Fly, Thee
Hypnotics and The Babysnakes. During this time, he became a respected multi-instrumentalist and began to work increasingly as a session musician in the UK and internationally. He has collaborated or performed with Oasis, Shane MacGowan, Edwyn Collins, UNKLE, North Mississippi Allstars and James Hunter to name just a few! As a sideman, Carwyn has also opened for acts as diverse as Van Morrison, Neil Young, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams and the Stereophonics.
During this busy period, Carwyn managed to find the time to begin writing his solo material, and also forged a lasting relationship with legendary
English producer Liam Watson and Toerag Studios, where he contributed to records by James Hunter, Pete Molinari and Fabienne Delsol among others. It was here that Carwyn met Quruli when they were recording their 'NIKKI' album, and they became good friends.
Quruli's front man, Shigeru Kishida, visited Carwyn in Liverpool not long afterwards, where he heard Carwyn's demos for the first time. He immediately fell in love with them, and begged Carwyn to record and release an album through his record label, Noise McCartney Records.
Last summer, Carwyn toured with Quruli in Japan as their keyboard/guitar player and also released a limited edition tour-only CD, 'COLORAMA EP' which completely sold out its run of 2000 copies.
This then, is Carwyn's first COLORAMA album - filled with the warmth of song writing and rich arrangements which will make 'COOKIE ZOO' a classic for years to come.