ELLE HOPE IS AN UP-AND-COMING SINGER-SONGWRITER ON THE WASHINGTON, DC MUSIC SCENE.
ELLE HOPE IS AN INDEPENDENT SINGER-SONGWRITER BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Born in Chicago, she was raised on a diet of jazz, alternative, classic rock, and pop that has fused together to create a unique sound. She also credits Lana del Rey, Amy Winehouse, and Billy Joel as her major influences. She independently released her first EP, n.e.w. (nothing ends well), in 2016. Despite the positive reviews the release received, Elle took a hiatus to focus on her academics. Currently, she is in the process of releasing singles, with talks of another EP some time in 2017.
FROM HER EARLY CHILDHOOD PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL SONGS with her parents the only audience members to becoming a semifinalist for the Bernard Ebb Songwriting Awards, Elle has always adored performing. She has played her original music in many popular DC venues, including the Black Squirrel, Outta the Way Cafe, and the Glenview Mansion. In addition to performances, Elle has worked to improve her songwriting by consistently collaborating with other writers and attending Berklee College of Music's 5-day Songwriting Workshop and the selective GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles. One of her main goals as an artist is to combine poetic lyrics with true musicianship.
DESPITE HER MAIN FOCUS AS A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL ARTIST, Elle Hope also has an extensive background in traditional music. A classically trained pianist with over thirteen years of experience, Elle Hope has accompanied Walt Whitman High School's Treble Chorale and teaches piano lessons to several students. As well as piano, Elle has studied voice with multiple teachers, and composition at the Levine School of Music.