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

 

RESONATION: DEMONSTRATING THE BLUES is an album of demos created by JOHN ELLIS for a new live performance project. 2 original tracks plus reworking of blues classics.
Released due to demand from fans of John's music, the album will beavailable to stream or download from May 21st.

WEDDINGS, WAKES AND SPRINKLINGS is a proposed album of folk/punk songs performed by KING EBOW (John Ellis). We have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding project to raise the funds for a CD release. If you would like to check out the campaign, click this link: Weddings, Wakes and Sprinklings. John performs many of the songs in his live shows.

Our latest release is BLACK STONE. WHITE STONE, a soundtrack to an imagined film about the sad and lonely Mr O. Buy it here.

John has recently created a version of Kimigayo, the Japanese National Anthem, using ebow guitar and ukulele. It's on the new album, Black Stone. White Stone. If you would like to hear it, here is the link.

A recent 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 by UK based guitarist/composer John Ellis. 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.

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

The Eyes Have It

A new T-Shirt from Chanoyu Records.
A free copy of Sly Guitar when you buy this shirt.

MY LIFE IN NEGATIVES

Photo by Robert Ellis.

A NEW PERFORMANCE

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. To find out more click here. The next performance is on the 29th June 2023 at The West Hampstead Arts Club.

Tickets available here.

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.

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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