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John Ellison In Top 10 List Famous Singers From West Virginia
05 April 2024

John Ellison is in the Top 10 list of famous singers from West Virginia by Singers


West Virginia, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, has been home to numerous influential singers who have left an enduring mark on the music industry. These Top 10 List singers represent the diverse talent and musical legacy of West Virginia, each contributing their own unique voice to the cultural fabric of the state and leaving an enduring impact on the world of music. 

Check out the article here.

John Ellison Inductee Rochester Music Hall Of Fame 
4 March 2024

The Rochester Music Hall Of Fame has announced its inductees for 2024: Rick Beato, Jennifer Cody, John Ellison, Charlie Lowell & Matthew Odmark, Scott Mayo, and Johnny Vega!

The 11th annual induction ceremony will be on May 5th at 7 p.m. at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester (NY). 

Check out the news announcement here!

John Ellison New Single "Let Me The One"
16 February 2024

John Ellison’s third single from the 2024 album “Some Kind of Wonderful”, the newly penned "Let Me Be The One", is a beautiful heartfelt romantic plea with a great groove and lots of emotion. Let John Ellison Be The One!

Check out the new single here.

John Ellison NEW 2024 Album "Some Kind Of Wonderful" 
26 January 2024

Award-winning singer-songwriter John Ellison (Soul Brothers Six) wrote and recorded Some Kind of Wonderful in 1967; one of the most played and recorded songs in pop history. This new 2024 album features 11 NEW songs including a remake of his classic hit!

Check out the new album here!

John Ellison New Single "If I Had Just One Wish"
29 December 2023

John Ellison’s second single from the upcoming album “Some Kind of Wonderful”, the newly penned New Year Wish for 2024 for the whole world; the feel-good catchy reggae vibe calling for more love, peace and harmony in the world that we all share “If I Had Just One Wish”!

Check out the new single here.

Pre-Order Limited Edition New Album @ Amazon 
14 December 2023

You can now pre-order the upcoming album "Some Kind of Wonderful" at Amazon. This is a truly beautiful special limited edition of 300 copies on gold colored vinyl. So, if you want to be the proud owner of this special record you should order it right now!

You can pre-order here:

Come See a Legend in Concert!
11 December 2023

US soul legend John Ellison is the charismatic lead singer and songwriter of the Legendary Atlantic Recording Group known as the Soul Brothers Six who first recorded the classic song, “She's Some Kind of Wonderful” will perform 30 of December 2023 at the Manatee Performing Arts Centre in Bradenton, Florida.

Check out the article here: The Bradenton Times


Get your tickets here: Manatee Performing Arts Centre

John Ellison Performs @ Uplifting Minds II 
11 November 2023

Saturday 11th of November John Ellison will perform his classic song "Some Kind of Wonderful" at the "Uplifting Minds II Entertainment Conference".


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For Your 66th Grammy Consideration "Some Kind of Wonderful"!
11 October 2023

The single "Some Kind of Wonderful" of John Ellison - Soul Brothers Six is up For Your Grammy Consideration in the category "Best American Roots Performance".

Listen the song here: Spotify.

Listen the song here: Apple Music.

Award-winning first-generation soul music singer-songwriter John Ellison (82) wrote and recorded “Some Kind of Wonderful” with his band, Soul Brothers Six, in 1967 for Atlantic Records. To date this standard has been recorded by more than 70 artists (e.g., Grand Funk Railroad, Buddy Guy, Joss Stone, Huey Lewis & the News, and recently Rod Stewart) making it one of the most recorded songs in the history of pop music. Now it's time that the world be introduced to the person who wrote this iconic and classic song and this new version of his own classic hit is now up For Your Grammy Consideration in the category “Best American Roots Performance”. Thank you for considering!


Vocals & Guitars: John Ellison

Backing Vocals: John Ellison, Angela Walls

Bass: Lucien Matheeuwsen

Drums, Percussion, Keyboards: Roger Heijster

Brass: The Jay Horns (Jel Jongen, Serge Plume, Allard Buwalda).

John Ellison New Single "Some Kind of Wonderful" 
11 August 2023

John Ellison - Soul  Brothers Six is very proud to announce his new single "Some Kind of Wonderful"! The new single, which is up for Grammy consideration in the category American Roots Performance, is now available on all streaming platforms. 

Check out the new single here.

John Ellison 2023 USA Tour
14 July 2023

In association with the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame John Ellison will do a tour in August and September 2023.

John will be backed up by the Carpenter Ants delivering his old hits among his classic standard "Some Kind of Wonderful" as well new music from his upcoming Album!

Check out his tour dates here: Tour Dates John Ellison 2023

"Some Kind of Wonderful" Covered by 70+ Artists! 
22 October 2022

Did you know that John's timeless classic "Some Kind of Wonderful" has already been covered by more then 70 artists! Check out this list of SecondHandSongs to see which artist did when cover this great timeless classic!

John Ellison Nominated @ Pop Awards
6 February 2021

Pop Awards has nominated the song "Wake-Up Call (Black Like Me)" in the category Song Of The Year Award 2021.

You can vote for John until March 7, 2021. Thank you!

Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action
9 July 2020

BMI songwriters are using their talent and creativity to seize this moment, speak out and call for the change that is long overdue.

Wake-Up Call (Black Like Me) written by the renowned 78-year-old singer/songwriter responsible for “Some Kind of Wonderful,” by Grand Funk Railroad, John Ellison’s “Wake Up Call (Black Like Me)” takes a personal story and turns it into a powerful anthem.

John Ellison Review @ Rolling Stone
18 June 2020
John Ellison Premiere @ "FORBES" 
18 June 2020

Interview with Steve Baltin in FORBES  on the premiere of the new single and fierce protest song "Wake-Up Call (Black Like Me)".

John Ellison: No Strangers to Tragedy!
8 June 2020

I am quite familiar with the pain and suffering that stems from hatred and prejudice simply because of the color of one's skin. When someone's life is taken simply because of the color of their skin, it inflicts a pain that never leaves you.


Because of the tragedies that have occurred in my life, I experience this pain. Day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year. This is a pain that never goes away. Through it all, I still try to find something positive to hold onto because I know that although this world has a lot of hate in it, there is also a lot of love, and love overpowers hate.


I love America but remember, "This is a Wake-Up Call” up what is going on right now.


I will continue to pray for love, and peace in this world because this world is truly Some Kind of Wonderful!!!


John Ellison

John Ellison Grand Marshall @ "King Coal" 
25 September 2019

West Virginia Music Hall of Fame recording artist John Ellison served as the grand marshal for the 47th King Coal Festival Parade.

John Ellison Honored for his Inspirational Life
24 May 2019

West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee John Ellison performed for the children of Piedmont Elementary School and was presented with a legislative citation on Friday.

John Ellison Performs @ WOMAD 2019 
11 May 2019

John Ellison and his 10 piece Soul Orchestra will perform at the WOMAD 2019 festival in Caceres in Spain. The show will be 'Some Kind of Wonderful!'

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