“James Ellis has his cowboy boots firmly in Melbourne and his heart in Austin, Texas and as good country music should, he’s guaranteed to have you two steppin’ or cryin’ tears in your beer.” – Denise Hylands (Twang, 3RRR FM)
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country and honky tonk band from Melbourne, Australia.
They are a mainstay of the local two-step community with their weekly Thursday Honky Tonkin’ residency in Melbourne’s inner-north.
In 2017, they appeared at the Out on the Weekend festival (the premier Americana festival in Australia), Melbourne Music Week and New Year’s Evie festival and supported the Deslondes and Lillie Mae at shows on their first tours of Australia.
In June 2018, they released their debut album, It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad), through Melbourne-based label, Blind Date Records.
AT AMERICANA 2018 I’M LOOKING FOR:
US-based label, manager, booking agent, media coverage, co-touring bands.
TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
The Bluebird Cafe