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CHANOYU RECORDS is a label created to release the music of UK guitarist/composer John Ellis.

John has recently created a version of Kimigayo, the Japanese National Anthem, using ebow guitar and ukulele. If you would like to hear it, here is the link.

Our latest release is INFINITY DRIVE, an album of demos written for The Stranglers (but not used) featuring the amazing voice of PAUL ROBERTS.

Our first release on Chanoyu Records was SLY GUITAR, a car crash of experimental guitar and electronic music. His work as a guitarist has been compared with artists such as Robert Fripp and Fred Frith.

So if you are interested in modern guitar music, this is the place for you. Copies of SLY GUITAR are now available from this site.

"The moody soloing on “Infanta” could easily have come off one of Andy Summers’ and Robert Fripp’s well-known collaborative albums, Bewitched and I Advance Masked from the early eighties. “Pedalo” would actually fit rather well on a late-period King Crimson album." From a review by 'Make your own taste'.

We have made available free downloads of various tracks from John's catalogue here.

And if you are interested in guitar lessons please get in touch via the contact page.

We also have gift vouchers for guitar lessons with John Ellis.

'A Gift Of Serenity' is a new novel by John Ellis. Mystery, folklore, crime and weirdness.

You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive news of our releases and live performances by John Ellis.

If you are new to his work as a musician and composer, the biography and discography sections will tell you all you need to know.

If you would like to use music from Sly Guitar in any new media please contact us.

The portraits on this page are by Russell Duncan.

Nemo Griffin

Photo by Robert Ellis.

NEW PERFORMANCES

John Ellis is doing a new show called ‘My Life In Negatives’. It features projections of images from his photo archive, stories and original songs. The first performance is at The Wanstead Tap in East London on May 24th. Click here for tickets. John his also doing a new London walk for The Indytute called ‘Rock ‘n’ Stroll. It’s a 2 hour walk down John’s personal memory lane. Click here for details.

SLY GUITAR

 

 

SLY GUITAR

 

An album of guitar instrumentals by

John Ellis. A car crash of electronics,

live looping, and surfadelia.

INFINITY DRIVE

 

 

Coming soon!

 

An album of demos featuring music by

John Ellis and vocals by Paul Roberts.

Vouchers for guitar lessons.

 

 

Buy half hour, one hour
and ten lesson vouchers here.

CORACLE

 

 

A new Kickstarter campaign from
John Ellis

 

Click here to go to the campaign.

A Gift Of Serenity

 

A Gift Of Serenity.

 

A new novel by John Ellis on Kindle.

 

Available in print or digital format.

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