This is who I am.
Grammy® Award winning vocalist Leslie Ellis performs live across the USA and Europe with hit songwriter Casey Kelly in the new duo Kelly&Ellis. Through her career Leslie has sung with many artists including Celine Dion on “My Heart will Go On” – from the movie “Titanic” (for which Leslie won the Grammy) and Thomas Dolby on his latest album “Forty” (featured on “Hyperactive”). She sang the original soundtrack song, “Six Times Around the Sun” for the CBS mini-series, "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" and she’s done countless TV/radio jingles and song demos for SONY Music.
In 2007 her self penned “Flyer Song” was adopted by the US Navy and made into a video as a tribute to the troops and their families. Early in 2009 she rerecorded the song with production by Ron Oates, shot additional video and this has culminated in an even more magnificent presentation of the song and the video. She’s also written songs, dozens of which have been cut by artists including The Bellamy Brothers and NYC based recording artist David Ippolito. In 1994 four of Leslie's original songs appeared in the musical "Cowboy Cafe" and were performed live at the show's premiere in North Carolina.
As an actress, Leslie has appeared on television and the Broadway stage - CATS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and CITY OF ANGELS, among others - and in the films "The New True Charlie Wu", "Happy New Year Mr. Kates" and the feature film "Unconditional" In 2007 starred in an independent film called, “My Name Is Wallace” which was invited to the Cannes Film Festival.
As if THAT's all not enough, Leslie also has a successful career as a voice over artist and a book narrator.
She now tours in the Award Winning Duo, Kelly&Ellis with Hit Songwriter husband Casey Kelly.