Ellen Jenny, born in 1980 in Macedonia, is a singer-songwriter, living and working today in Paris. Her father is a guitarist, and she is into the music from the very early age. She started to sing in a church choir at the age of 6, appeared in public as solo singer at 13 (in the famous disco “Kiss” in her village) and created her first band (“LEDMI”) at 14. The first festival she sang on was "Strumica's spring Festival" in her native town, at 14, where she sang as well as in 1997 and 1998.
Ellen Jenny discovered her song writing talent a little bit later, at 17, when she composed and wrote the lyrics of her song “Come at midnight” in Macedonian (not released until today).
In 2000, Ellen Jenny sang on "Melfest” (Prilep, Macedonia), a festival for young singers. Being very much in love with the French music, Ellen Jenny participated on several French Song's Competitions in Skopje, Macedonia. In 2000 she won the 1st price and represented Macedonia the same year on the International French Song Festival in Split, Croatia, on which she won the 3rd price. Her biggest success in Macedonia was her performance on “Skopje Fest 2001”, the biggest Festival for modern music in Macedonia, with the song “Ti si moj grev” (“You are my sin”), which was on the top 10 playlist on the “Macedonian radio - Radio Skopje” for a while.
Ellen Jenny left Macedonia in 2001. From this moment, several happenings are describing her artist's road: Telethon 2001, Miss Suisse Romande 2002 (she did the first part of the Gypsy Kings Tribute band concert), ARIA Festival 2003, two concerts with the biggest Macedonian star Tose Proeski in Switzerland in 2003 (disco "Pink", Zug & disco "Palma", Bern), Emergenza Festival 2008, Fallenfest 2008, Festival Sin Fronteras 2010 at “Cabaret Sauvage”. For a year (2008/2009), Ellen Jenny was singing in the choir "PARIS 13" directed by Mr. Pierre Molina. She sang also on several popular stages in France (New Morning, Gibus, Casino de Besançon, Casino de Bourbonne-les-Bains, Le Sensso Casino de Salins-les-Bains, Casino d'Annemasse), Switzerland (Château d’Ouchy), Djibouti (Hôtel Sheraton).
In 2010, Ellen Jenny participated in a humanitarian programme for Haiti, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with the song "Haiti", that she co-wrote with Aladin, which is by the way approved by Sjunca, a CNN iReport producer.
In 2009/2010, Ellen Jenny composed her own project, an album of 11 songs in urban style called “Everyday life stories”. She is the singer-songwriter of the project, all written in English, for which she has been inspired by the US tendencies like Beyoncé, Rihanna, etc. She sang her song “As long as you stay” at SITEL TV in Macedonia. Meanwhile, Ellen Jenny did some featuring with French rappers. The video clip of her song “NEVER TOO LATE” © 2012 (feat. Stan Apocaliptik) was broadcasted on the French televisions: Direct Star, M6 Music and MCM.
Since May 2011 (and still today), Ellen Jenny plays blues into her band “The Blue Stuff”, especially to take pleasure on scene, because this band gives concerts twice a month in the Paris area. “The Wizard” © 2012 album composed of 10 songs, has been released for promotion of the band. You can buy the CD (7 songs) on eMusic, iTunes, Amazon, Fnac.
Since August 2011 (and still today), Ellen Jenny is the lead singer of the band “King of Paradise”, who released its first album “THANKS UK” © 2012, composed of 11 original songs that you can buy on http://kingofparadise.bandcamp.com/. The songs are played at several French and worldwide radios [ALTERNANTES FM 98.1, BRITISHROCK RADIO, COLORIAGE FM 103.9, RADIO CAMPUS LILLE 106.6, Radio FMR TOULOUSE 89.1, French Poker Radio, La Grosse Radio, Rock en Folie (France), Belgique Poker Radio, Radio QUARTZ, PACIFIC FM (Belgium), LPROCK webradio, AM VinylRiff (Canada), GASHOUSE RADIO (USA), THE WALL, ARFM Pigtails And Army Boot (UK), ROCKRADIO UKW 88.4 / 90.7 (Berlin, Germany)].
In September 2012, Ellen Jenny finished her new project called “JANIS”, an album composed of 12 original pop/folk songs, with an acoustic sound: a guitar and a voice. Ellen Jenny is the singer, and Franck Martin is the guitarist (cf. Ellen met Franck in 2011 as he is the guitarist of “The Blue Stuff”). Ellen Jenny wrote in English all the lyrics of the project, and composed 3 songs, Franck composed 8 songs, while Eric Pol composed one song. The “JANIS” project is inspired by the music Ellen Jenny was listening in her early years, specially the vinyl records of her Dad, like The Doors, Deep Purple, Janis Joplin, etc. The name JANIS was obvious, because when Ellen Jenny was 20 and less, she was that girl who sang all the songs from Janis Joplin in her village, while the village people called her Janis.
Today, Ellen Jenny is affirmed songwriter (her songs are protected at the SACEM), and is at present working on an image as a singer, because all her life she was singing different styles, which shows her capacity for singing.
She works with her producer on a singing career strategy, which will help her build an original image and sound. Very soon, you will be informed about it.