Ellie Perez comes from Philadelphia, PA from a colorful Cuban family. As per tradition for most of the women on her mother’s side, she began piano lessons at a young age, starting her journey into the world of music. Being exposed to all kinds of genres in the home from afro-cuban to classic rock to classical, she began to expand her horizons and learn what makes every genre unique, sparking a love for writing and arranging commercial music. Throughout her life music has always been there as a form of expression, a connection to like-minded writers and performers, and now a career path.
In her musical career, Ellie has written several pieces; some for her own enjoyment as an artist, some at others’ requests, and some in hopes of selling them one day to pop artists. She is proud to have gifted the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention a song titled “Yesterday,” requested and inspired by a close friend and member of AFSP who lost a loved one. Proceeds from purchases of the song on iTunes go directly to AFSP as donations, as well as profits from live performances all over the east coast including The Bitter End (NYC), World Café Live (Phil., PA), and The Middle East (Boston).
She is proud to be currently studying at Berklee College of Music as a Contemporary Writing and Production/Performance major, and feels incredibly honored to be a scholarship student. Thanks to Berklee’s scholarship as well as that of Radnor High School, she is able to attend college and continue to develop as a musician. Currently, she is working on writing and producing music to be performed by pop artists and collaborating with Boston-based rapper and singer Gemini Wired, as well as singing for a wedding band within BE entertainment.
"You are going places; True artistry!"-songwriter Deb Chamberlin
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