alex ellis

Kansas City

alex ellis

Kansas City

Alex Ellis is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Seattle, and currently residing in Kansas City. He's been writing songs for the past 17 years, and after inheriting a large quantity of recording hardware/software from his friends, has been engineering, writing and producing local artists at his home studio for the past six years. During this time, Alex has honed his interpersonal skills and figured out various ways to work with a multitude of different personalities.

Recently, through the vast reach of the internet and affordable recording gear, he's been able to collaborate with international artists on various instrumentals he's created, molding each song to adapt to the lyrical content and style of the vocalist, while also fitting it into a sensible structure for mainstream audiences and the casual listener.

Alex has played in bands his entire musical career, focusing mainly on the rock, pop and hip-hop genres. He is proficient with both Ableton Live & ProTools DAW's, as well as guitar, bass, drums, percussion and other stringed instruments. In addition, Alex has also recently been working a few short and feature movie scoring opportunities.

Alex's approach to songwriting is multifold and very adaptable, as can be heard from his various productions. Based off his full time profession as an Electrical Engineer, his mindset is very analytical and innovative. He can deconstruct all aspects of a song, at any level, in efforts to understand why it's connecting with the listener, and has a deep understanding of both the emotional and technical aspects of songwriting.

During the summer of 2011, Alex received his Master's in Music Business from The Berklee College Of Music. He graduated the program with honors, and has been working at The Record Machine since graduation. During his time at The Record Machine, Alex has worn multiple hats ranging from project managing album campaigns, leading innovative marketing strategies, social media promotion, as well as A&R and executing/curating local events for the community.

  • Work
    • The Record Machine,
  • Education
    • BS in Electrical Engineering
    • Masters in Music Business