VIDEO: Versieren (2018)

Did you know I make music as well as drawing? And sometimes I also enjoy creating my own music video. Yesterday I finished a video for my new upcoming Dutch album called ‘Mijn gammele cassette’ that comes out in June 2018 and I want to share it with you even if you don’t speak Dutch. The hand puppet in the video is called Pudding and I created him myself as well! My friend Willeke was the puppeteer and she did an awesome job! ♥

The topics in my songs are similar to what I draw about 🙂 This song is about a guy who is indecisive and taking advantage of me and the crush I had on him. From 09-06-2018 my new album can be found via Spotify & iTunes.

Want to know more specifically about my background on music? Visit my website: www.ellykellner.com

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135/ VIDEO – Sketching & inking

See how I sketch and ink a little bit in this short video. Did you ever have a go with indian ink yourself? I’m curious! Let me know ♥

134/ VIDEO – Reincarnation

I have another video for you! This time I am showing how I created my Reincarnation comic and in the voice over I talk about butterflies having sex and blackbirds with orange wigs. Hit the like button if you do like this and I’d be chuffed if you leave a comment here. ♥

 

 

133/ VIDEO – How I create my comic strip

If you’re curious to see how I create my comics, have a look at this video that I made to give you an insight in the process. Do let me know how you like it, hit the like button on Youtube or leave a comment here. Have a wonderful day!

Song: Wish I was more fun

My highest purpose in life is to, at some point, just be in my body and mind and to be OK with it, not needing anything from the outside. With all the people partying at the local carnival and me feeling more and more disconnected from people at the moment the words ‘I wish I was more fun’ came up and there was suddenly a new song ♥ That is a rare occasion nowadays. Click on the photo below to see the song and video.

I don’t like the taste of alcohol, I don’t drink and don’t do drugs and I don’t really get why people do those things. I’d prefer people to be sober so we can really just BE together. It sometimes takes guts to allow yourself to just be and the conversation feels more real to me. I realized as I was writing the song that I sometimes use food or sugar as a drug and though sugar isn’t deemed as dangerous as drugs (just yet) it’s still very addictive to me. So I’m a bit of a hypocrite in this song, I confess but I am also human, so there you go ♥

7 songs in 7 videos

First and foremost I’ve been a singer-songwriter since age 9, when I first picked up a guitar and created my first songs. I performed in several places and countries, sometimes as a solo artist and sometimes as part of Matthews Southern Comfort or as backing vocalist for Canadian troubadour Shannon Lyon. Lately I’ve not been performing as much at all because I just want to do what I’m good at: write music,  play and sing my songs. Finding a stage and audience that can truly appreciate my melancholy, quiet music has been tough and I quit playing at busy bars or other unsuitable venues that don’t offer any fee. As with many creative jobs it seems hard for outsiders to understand why we would ask money for our skill and our services, same goes for drawing comic strips. And I’m not going around trying to convince people I’m good enough, begging for a paid gig, so I just stopped altogether.

Conveniently, at the same time, I had a writers block for about a year or so. Too much had happened, relationships had ended and it was just all too much. By the time I did start writing songs about it all I wasn’t able to sing them ’cause I’d start sobbing each time. It was too fresh and one can’t really sing and sob at the time so I gave in to the nothingness. And then, when once in a while there is an opportunity that offers itself to me, like playing in a forest at a summer festival or the chance to play at an intimate living room festival, I take it with both hands. Last Sunday I played at a festival that took place in over 500 living rooms in 15 cities around The Netherlands ‘Muziek bij de buren‘. It was so wonderful to have a really attentive audience listening to my newest songs, the songs I wrote in the past year and a half and that I could never play without crying. It’s a blessing to feel I’ve worked through all the feelings and these songs are ready to go out into the world to be heard. I taped a couple of songs for this recent performance.

If you are curious click on this beautiful photo below, made by Lotte Brouwers, and it’ll take you to seven song videos. ♥ If you liked a song please do like the video for me and if you want to stay updated on my music videos just hit the subscribe button. Until next time… 2017-12-10  Elly bij Muziek bij de Buren - Lotte Brouwers kleiner.jpg (Click here if the photo link doesn’t work)

Dare to change the hair

And now… let’s think about how I’m gonna draw myself in the future 🙂

Deelboz bij Zuidwest TV

2016-05-27 Deelboz FB pagina play

(Klik op bovenstaande foto om de video te bekijken op de website van ZuidwestTV)

Een mooi en duidelijk interview en kijkje in doorgeefwinkel het Deelboz in Bergen op Zoom! Het is zo speciaal dat Debby en ik in samenwerking met het Doe-centrum dit zo goed van de grond hebben kunnen krijgen. Hier word ik heel erg blij van ♥

Zinken & Zweven (2016)

2016-03-14 CD hoes DIGITAAL Voorkant KLEINERToen singer-songwriter Elly Kellner negen jaar oud was schreef ze heel waarschijnlijk haar eerste liedje. In 2014 bleek ze haar duizendste lied te hebben geschreven ‘Zo Lief’ en in het jaar daarop wilde ze graag een Nederlandstalige plaat maken. Er waren teveel songs om uit te kiezen en van dit luxeprobleem maakte ze een klein feestje door eind 2015 haar eigen songfestival te organiseren. Na de eerste voorselectie bleven er twintig liedjes over waar de publieksjury punten aan gaf. De tien hoogst scorende vind je op haar nieuwe album Zinken & Zweven; de volgorde is geen willekeur maar ook gebaseerd op de uitslag van de jury. ‘In M’n Buik’ en ‘Liefde Te Geven’ delen samen de eerste plaats, nummers 11 en 12 zijn bonustracks die Elly graag extra wilde toevoegen.

Zinken & Zweven is te beluisteren via Bandcamp, via Spotify en iTunes. Of je kunt het album direct bij Elly bestellen voor €15,- (exclusief verzendkosten).

BJ BAARTMANS
Mandoline, Bas, Drums, Percussie, Gitaren: Elektrisch, Akoestisch, Ebow, Resonator

ELLY KELLNER
Akoestische Gitaar, Zang, Fitnessbal, Belly Rub, Elektrische Gitaar bij ‘De Toren’ en ‘Slaap Je Inspiratie’, Casio bij ‘Slaap Je Inspiratie’

Productie: BJ Baartmans en Elly Kellner
Tekst, Muziek & Artwork: Elly Kellner
Illustratie: Eliza Klein

Opname, Mix & Master: Studio Wildverband, Boxmeer
Opgenomen in de winter 2015/2016
www.bjbaartmans.nl

Documentaire: Het Gesloten Boek

Het Gesloten Boek – deze korte documentaire van en over de Zeeuwse singer-songwriter Elly Kellner werd door filmfestival Film by the Sea uitgekozen voor het Zeeuws Luik en was 19 september 2015 in Vlissingen te zien.

Synopsis of the film – Het gesloten boek is een korte documentaire waarin de Zeeuwse singer-songwriter Elly Kellner terugblikt op de eerste twaalf jaar van haar leven in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Een inkijkje in haar beleving tijdens een periode van verwaarlozing en verwarring.

Biography and filmography of the director – De Zeeuwse Singer-songwriter Elly Kellner verwelkomt alle emoties als gasten in haar herberg; ze hebben allemaal recht op hun eigen plekje bij het brandend haardvuur. Eind 2012 bracht zij haar solo album Successfool uit. Naast haar solo werk was ze o.a. samen te horen met de bevlogen Canadese singer-songwriter Shannon Lyon en bij de legendarische band Matthews Southern Comfort. Deze band van Iain Matthews had in de Sixties een wereldhit met het door Joni Mitchell geschreven Woodstock.

Elly houdt zich daarnaast met verschillende projecten bezig en is op alle vlakken volledig autodidact. Onder de naam ‘Wat nou weer’ maakte ze radio portretten van persoonlijke verhalen verteld door mensen die het graag wilden delen. Haar muziekvideo Deugdelijk van eind 2014 werd inmiddels al 13.000 keer bekeken op Youtube en bracht de boodschap van Positive Body Image.

A statement of the director on the film – Het gesloten boek wappert ongemerkt nog regelmatig open, ik heb eerder verloren gewaand filmmateriaal nu toch kunnen gebruiken. Uit noodzaak komt de inspiratie en wordt er gecreëerd.

Full cast and credits – Productie en muziek: Elly Kellner. Camera: Angelo Huige