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William Ellis is an in-demand drummer, producer, songwriter, and composer based in Nashville, Tennessee. His love for music/drumming began at the age of 5 and professionally at 15. Performing 3 to 6 nights a week in nightclubs as a teenager, no matter the genre, he gained valuable experience. After studying with a variety of teachers and completing a degree in Studio Music/Jazz at UT-K, William moved to Nashville. Since that time, he has and continues to work with many artists within multiple musical genres. William Ellis proudly endorses: Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.

Country: Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes, Travis Tritt, Keith Anderson, Mila Mason, Lisa Brokop, George Ducas, Autumn Hill, Kyle Jennings, Brasher Bogue, Delnora Acuff, Amanda Williams, Austin Law, Myria Webber, Renee Malo, Aaron Goodvin, Sam Austin, Matt Kennon, Dollywood, Benny Wilson, etc.

Pop/Rock: BJ Thomas, Christine Padua, Ashlynne Vince, Life Tribe, Maggie, Cali, Emma Rowley, Stephen Harris, John Fields, Ross Hogarth, Ken Scott, Wendy Starland, Justyna Kelly, The Happy Racers, etc.

BlueGrass/Americana: Blue Merle, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Bucky Baxter, Tim O'Brien, etc.

R&B/Soul: Percy Sledge, The Platters, Steve Cropper, Ben E. King, Shirley Austin Reeves, Dobie Gray, Bobby Brooks Wilson, Blue Miller, Bonnie/Bekka Bramlett, etc.

Blues: Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson, Luther Allison, Bernard Allison, Lucky Peterson, BlueZone, etc.

Jazz/Latin: EMP Project, Jerry Coker, Bill Scarlett, Donald Brown, Rusty Holloway, Mark Boling, Bill Swann, Vance Thompson, Matthew Fries, Pamela York, Ed Freytag, Alan Wyatt, Chris Biesterfeldt, UT Jazz Giants/Studio Orchestra, Disneyland, etc.

TV: Jimmy Kimmel, CMT, GAC, VH-1, MTV, WGN, A&E, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, (local/ national).

Festivals: Farm-Aid, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, SXSW, CMA Fest, SummerFest, WE Fest, Country Thunder, Montreal, New Orleans, & Chicago Jazz/Blues Festivals, etc.