Howard Ellis


2017 present Performing on tour. Film and TV work.

2015 – 2017 DFDS ferries. Soloist. Sailing to Amsterdam.

2010 - 2015 MSC Cruise Lines. Soloist. Sailing to Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Guernsey.

           Soloist.Sailing from Italy to Dubai, Greece, turkey.

           Duo.Sailing from Italy to Greece and Turkey.

           DFDS Ferries. Soloist, host, (sound engineering)

2008-2009: P&O Cruise Lines. Showroom Headliner.

2006-2008: Performing in various venues in the north of England and tutoring students.

2005-2006: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Lounge Soloist.

2004-2005: Butlins. Lead Guitarist with House Band.

1994-2004: Carnival Cruise Lines.Ecstasy,Fascination,Destiny,Triumph, Soloist (10 years)

1986-1994: Performing in Las Vegas with: Flamingos Guitarist.Anita Sarawak Guitarist.

           Gary and Sandy Guitarist. The Platters Music Director.

           Palace Station Music Director. Union Plaza Music Director.

           Noted venues: Caesars Palace,Bally's,The Dunes,The Sands,Excalibur,Hilton,    Flamingo,Stratosphere,The Mint,Treasure Island,The Mirage.

           The four seasons, Haven, Warner, Bradford Alhambra, Leeds Civic Theatre.

Shows with:The Supremes, The Drifters, Carl Perkins, Janet Jackson, Bob Geldof,

           New Glen Miller Orchestra, Phyllis Diller, Marty Wilde, George Burns,

           Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, Les Dennis, Tony Christie.

1983-1986: Europe's Top Show Band,Trans Europa Express Guitarist/Frontman.
           Silja Lines Cruises Show band.
           SS Dolphin Lines Show band Bandleader (5 piece)

1980-1983: Various venues with original rock bands. Trilogy, The Howard Ellis band.

           Mr. Moonlight. Haven holidays. 2seasons. Talk of Ayr. 1 Season.

           Alynsons Night club Liverpool.
           Wrote and performed an original musical OZ, IZ...OK! Sold out at the Civic      Theatre, Leeds, and the Alhambra, Bradford.

1972-1980: Touring throughout the North of England with original band.
           Offered the role of the Priest in Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Notable Performance:

           Headline at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
           Guest Performer at
George Burns 100th birthday party
           San Antonio Civic Auditorium, with
The Platters. (largest venue)
           Composed, Directed and Starred in a rock Opera
           Received a Telegram from
The Princess of Wales in appreciation of a song written in her honour.

Countries toured:

           Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, U.S.A. Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Canaries, Canada, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Estonia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Bonaire, Cuba,


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