"A crazy, great guitar player"
"Wow this girl, she is so talented"
- Wendy Steele, Country 92.5
"She's a shredder"
Ellen is a 23 year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter who grew up in a small town in South Australia called Port Pirie. She has always been supported by her family and friends throughout her music career. Influenced by her musical father, Ellen picked up her first guitar at the tender age of 8 years old where she showed a passion for music. Ellen at a young age was guided by local musicians who took her under their wing to get her started in the industry. When Ellen came into her teens she then had the opportunity of playing in various Port Pirie cover bands and Adelaide bands. Ellen passion for music has grown every time she performs on stage and you can see her passion for music while she is performing. Ellen has been involved in the Australian music industry for a few years now and played many country, rock and charity shows.
Ellen through her music has had many different experiences. Whether that was starting her first school band in Year 6 or performing alongside the great Keith Urban in 2016. In 2014 Reece Mastin discovered the young guitarist on social media and personally invited her to perform at his show in South Australia. This then happened again but on a larger scale when Keith Urban spotted the teen’s guitar video and posted a video personally inviting Ellen to fly to Brisbane and perform on his 'Ripcord World Tour'. Ellen is rapidly making a name for herself in the country music scene. In 2018 Ellen was invited to appear on Sunrise (TV Morning Show) with Keith Urban about her performance with him. While on her trip to America in 2018 she was invited to perform at one of Nashville's biggest honky tonk's and we invited to be featured on Normans Rare Guitars social media.
Ellen is both motivated and inspired by music artists such as Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Orianthi, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and many more.
In January of 2020 Ellen was invited to attend the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. From this experience Ellen was endorsed by the company Pedal Pods and GHS strings.
In August 2020 Ellen was invited by Global Citizen to jam with Australian singer Delta Goodrem. Goodrem stated in a chat with Ellen again a week later that Ellen is "so talented" and she was "blown away" by Ellen's guitar playing.
Ellen is now in the process writing and recording for her first ever Album with songwriter Brian Sickles in the style of Rock / Country. Ellen hopes to release a single in late 2020 / early 2021 and an EP to follow the single release.
Keith Urban invites Ellen Tefanis to play "Good Thing" in Brisbane.
Keith Urban found Ellen Tefanis on Twitter during a Twitter Chat in Sydney. He invited her to play with him for the final show of the RipCORD World Tour in Brisbane, QLD, Australia on December 17, 2016.
Keith Urban Pulls 19-Year-Old Girl Out of the Crowd to Play Guitar
He's done it again. Keith Urban pulled Ellen Tefanis out of his crowd in Brisbane, Australia. She played guitar with with Keith during "Good Thing."