Musician, author Danny Ellis visits City Lights


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City Lights Bookstore
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Oct 04, 2013
6:30 PM

Musician Danny Ellis will visit City Lights Bookstore Friday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to present his newly released memoir, The Boy at the Gate. His book details his life growing up in the poverty of the Dublin slums, and then his journey through the infamous Artane industrial school after being abandoned by his mother.

A book more about healing and redemption, and the need to go back and rescue the child he left behind. The book never allows you to sink into the darkness since it's buoyed with equal measures of humour and the incredible insights that permeated Danny's life along the way, along with the saving grace of the music that has filled his life since then. Danny will also play music, some of which is also inspired by his time in Artane and featured in his highly acclaimed album, 800 Voices.

With more than 50 years experience in music, as a songwriter, composer, arranger and performer, Danny is the consummate musician. With a career that started in the orphanage band, then Ireland’s top show bands, a session singer at Abbey Road studios and touring with Graham Parker, as well as the Foundations, his songs seamlessly blend his Celtic heritage as well as rock, pop, country and blues. His stunning lyrics earned him the JPF lyricist of the year award for 800 Voices album. Danny is also a much sought after vocal coach working with professionals and amateurs.