Brenda and Ellis Band

Brenda and Ellis Band

THE BRENDA & ELLIS BAND, since winning the 1999 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, has performed at over 1,000 private events and at clubs and festivals across the U.S., and toured Alaska, southern Europe and the Caribbean. They are active songwriters, and are both members of ASCAP. They have their own publishing company, Breli, and record company, Natasha Records.

BRENDA was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She grew up listening to every kind of music, but her favorite was always the blues. She also loves to sing jazz, pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and country. No matter what the style, Brenda truly delivers each song, reaching into her soul to let you experience what she is feeling.

ELLIS was also born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began playing professionally when he was 17. He has toured with the B.J. Thomas band, and performed with Larry Davis, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Albert King, Billy Joe Royal, the Vogues, Jay and the Americans, and David Ruffin of the Temptations. Ellis founded his own groups, the Right Track (which signed with Atlantic Records) and The House (which signed with Liberty Records).

THE BRENDA & ELLIS BAND first joined musically in Houston, Texas, basing their group out of Houston, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Little Rock. In Los Angeles, they were the musical opener for Joan Rivers’ comedy act, as well as performing at the Troubadour, Madame Wong’s, and Studio One. In Palm Springs, they were part of a long-running rock ‘n roll show at the Americana Canyon Hotel, featuring the Del Vikings, Little Dion, Bobby Day (of “Rocking Robin” fame), and The Hollywood Flames. In 1999, they returned to their home state of Arkansas, where they have been performing ever since.

Region: Central
Discipline: Music: Jazz/Big Band
Fees: $1,000 - $2,000, plus travel expenses.
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: Stable power supply located near the stage.


Ellis Tharp
Little Rock, AR 72205-5862
501-663-5919 | 501-920-5387 | 501-663-5919
[email protected]

Brenda and Ellis Band