EXCLUSIVE: Ella Fence signs world wide management deal

Ella Fence has signed a world wide management deal with UK’s Rugged Management, continuing her epic rise on the back of her debut EP.

Director of Rugged Management, Phil Pickett contacted Ella shortly after the release of EP Wanderlust. Ella says she came to Phil’s attenention through the record’s producer Dan Swift who “showed the EP to Phil at a music conference in Cannes, France called MIDEM.”

“What made him really excited about the project though, was the Unknown Water film clip that local company Double Deuce produced,” Ella said. “I couldn’t be more grateful for those guys.”

Phil Pickett co-wrote chart topping Karma Chameleon with Boy George and the Culture Club and also performed with the group on every live performance throughout the world during the 1980s. 
Phil has worked with Vanda and Young, playing on many of their early tracks and also co-founded hit-making pop band Sailor in 1973, which achieved considerable chart-topping success in the mid-1970s Glamrock period.
Now a double Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter and composer, Pickett was recently invited to join the elite songwriting fraternity – The Society Of Distinguished Songwriters alongside such luminaries as Sir Tim Rice, Justin Hayward, Mike Batt, Gary Barlow and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
Ella’s single Unknown Water turned heads and captivated ears quickly after it was launched, with over 11,400 listens on SoundCloud and 8,500+ views of its film clip on YouTube in the first week.Ella says this signing with Rugged Management means travel as well as adventure!”My biggest dream in life is to travel and tour around the world, connecting with people through music.””Phil and I, along with my Australian Co-Managers at Who Agencies are working passionately towards making that a reality,” she said, noting that she’ll be heading back to the UK real soon to continue recording.

“This year has been so incredibly empowering and freeing,” Ella said, reflecting on 2015 to date.

“I’m so overwhelmed by the support of the Gold Coast community and music industry. It’s a network of people who acknowledge that we’re all on our own journey and genuinely want to help each other, absolutely magic.”

After the EP’s official launch party at the Soundlounge in August, Ella will head back to the UK to reunite with Dan Swift and start work on her new EP.

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The Gold Coast launch party for Wanderlust takes place at The Soundlounge on Friday 14 August on the Gold Coast.

Other dates – Wanderlust EP Launch Tour

Brisbane – The Bearded Lady w/ HOWQUA – Thursday 16 July
– The Soda Factory – Sunday 2 August
Gold Coast
– Miami Marketta w/ MKO – Friday 7 August
Gold Coast 
– The Soundlounge w/ James TeagueAngharad Drake and Danika Smith – Friday 14 August 
Brisbane – 
Bass Espresso – Saturday 29 August
Brisbane – 
The Lucky Duck – Friday 4 September


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