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ELSY IS AN 18-YEAR-OLD SINGER-SONGWRITER. BORN AND RAISED IN NAIROBI, KENYA BEFORE MIGRATING TO ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA AT THE AGE OF 7 WITH HER FAMILY. SHE STARTED SINGING IN CHURCH AT AN EARLY AGE, AND WAS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE TRADITIONAL SACRED SOUNDS. GOSPEL MUSIC BEGAN SHAPING HER MUSICAL VISION AFTER REALISING THE GIFT GOD PLACED WITHIN HER. LATER SHE WENT ON TO RECEIVE THE BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE AWARD AND IMPRESSED AUDIENCES WITH HER SINGING ABILITIES DURING SCHOOL TALENT SHOWCASES. WITH A MOTTO OF “SINGING TO INSPIRE THE LIVING”, ELSY DELIVERS A SOULFUL AURA TO THE PLAYBACK 808 KINGDOM THROUGH HER MUSIC, BY PIONEERING A NATURAL EXPRESSION OF CONSCIOUS AND IMPACTFUL LYRICS.
BEING GREATLY INSPIRED AND ENCOURAGED BY HER FATHER CHARLES P. WAMEYO AND ESTABLISHED ARTIST LAURYN HILL, ELSY BEGAN WRITING AT THE AGE OF 13 AND EXPRESSING HERSELF THROUGH MUSIC. AFTER RECORDING HER FIRST DEMO TRACK WITH SINGER-SONGWRITER AND RAPPER TKAY MAIDZA, SHE CONTINUED RECORDING AT THE LOCAL STUDIO, NORTHERN SOUND SYSTEM, AND BEGAN EARNING COMPARISONS TO ESTABLISHED ARTISTS SUCH AS LAURYN HILL AND SZA. SHE OFFICIALLY BEGAN HER MUSIC CAREER AFTER OPENING AT PLAYBACK 808 CONCERT IN 2017. A NATURAL PERFORMER, SHE CONTINUED TO PERUSE A PERFORMANCE CAREER AFTER BEING NOTICED BY THE FOUNDER OF PLAYBACK 808 DYSPORA. SHE BEGAN RECORDING AND PERFORMING ALONGSIDE PLAYBACK 808 AT VARIOUS VENUES. DYSPORA DID NOT FAIL TO NOTICE HER ACTS OF USING MUSIC AS AN OUTLET FOR HER ARTSY MENTALITY, THUS PURSUING HER MUSICAL VISION. ELSY WAS OFFICIALLY ADDED TO THE PLAYBACK808 TEAM IN 2017, HENCE MAKING HER THE FIRST FEMALE SOUL ARTIST OF THE GROUP.
HER LOVE FOR MUSIC HAS BEEN INSPIRED BY HER FATHER, WHO IS A FORMER GOSPEL CHOIR MEMBER AND ACCORDION PLAYER, ALONG WITH ESTABLISHED ARTISTS TASHA COBBS, BENJAMIN DUBE, TORI KELLY, LAURYN HILL, JOHN LEGEND, JENNIFER HUDSON AND JORDIN SPARKS. BEING A CHURCH CHOIR LEADER AT RESTORATION HOUR MINISTRY, SHE HAS GROWN UP LISTENING AND SINGING TO TRADITIONAL GOSPEL MUSIC GROUPS INCLUDING SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, SPIRIT OF PRAISE, PROCLAIM AND SPIRIT AND LIFE. THESE GROUPS HAVE ASSISTED IN INFLUENCING AND CONSTRUCTING HER SHARP MUSICALITY. “I BELIEVE I HAVE AN ANOINTED VOICE, A GIFT FROM GOD THAT I CANNOT FAIL TO USE TO MOVE THE SPIRITS OF TODAY’S TAINTED HEARTS”, SHE SAYS. ELSY RELEASED A GOSPEL MEDLEY YAHWEH ON SOUNDCLOUD ALONG WITH VARIOUS COVERS ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE AND CONSEQUENTLY BEGAN TO BUILD AND IMAGE TO THE WORLD. IN A PERIOD OF ONLY 5 MONTHS, ELSY HAS MANAGED TO APPEAR IN FRONT OF DIVERSE AUDIENCES AT SHOWS INCLUDING MUSIC SA’S SCOUTED FESTIVAL, ROOT DOWN FESTIVAL AND THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARDS. FEATURING WITH PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS REDBULL MUSIC/THANK GUARD AND HAS PERFORMED ALONGSIDE ARTISTS SUCH AS TIMBERWOLF, WILLOWBEATS, SETH SENTRY, ABBY HOWLET AND TKAY MAIDZA. ELSY CONTINUES TO SPEND MOST OF HER SPARE TIME RECORDING MUSIC, PLAYING HER GUITAR ; PIANO, READING POEMS WHILST IMPROVING AND DEVELOPING HER GOD GIVEN MUSICAL ABILITIES. AS ELSY’S RAW TALENTS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE, ALONG WITH HER INTELLIGENCE AND PHENOMENAL ARTISTIC MIND SET, HER MAIN GOAL IS TO INSPIRE, MOVE AND FILL THE SOULS OF THIS WORLD WITH HOPE. SHE HAS BEEN BUILDING MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BAND WILL DEBUT HER SINGLE ; E.P WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY 2018.
“SINGING TO INSPIRE THE LIVING” – ELSY