Ella Jet and Future Soul
Ella Jet and Future Soul wants to bring out the strongest and inner-most human emotions through their music. With passion, through heartbreak, comes lyrically driven songs that have a deeper meaning backed by a unique soulful groove. Constantly pushing their limits, you will not find them boxed in by musical or societal standards. Their overall theme of love will leave you recharged, connected to your higher self, and longing for more.
Ella Jet Vessenmeyer has been a fixture on Tampa Bay’s music scene ever since she was 12 years old, and performing in front of studio audiences at age 9. In 2014, at just 16, she was selected into the prestigious Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall which landed her opening slots for We The Kings, Emily Kinney, In The Valley Below and Never Shout Never.
In December of 2016, she began to experiment with a new sound and formed her own band appropriately called FUTURE SOUL. The new sound combines old school soul with a new school vibe. It blends progressive blues and rock n’ roll, a little taste of jazz, some hip-hop grooves, all mixed into a melting pot of a enigmatic sound. The band doesn’t sound like anyone else on the music scene and their live performances have matured into something that is felt as much as it is heard.
Like the music of John Lennon, the music is raw and very personal, fragile yet and intense. Dillon Reeder handles the back-beat on drums, Levi Foe is beside him on bass and vocals, Zach West provides sweet melodies on the keys and vocals, Kevin Mendel rocks the lead guitar, and Ella Jet is the center of it all on rhythm guitar and lead vocals.
Since forming, they have been performing non-stop with slots at Gasparilla Music Fest, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Hometeam New Years Rally, Suwannee Rising and direct support for legendary acts such as Alessia Cara, Warren Hayes’ last waltz tour, Norah Jones, Jackson Browne, Brit Floyd and The Main Squeeze.
Ella Jet’s debut EP “Black Wave Diary” was released in 2018 and can be found at: http://smarturl.it/BlackWaveDiary. The songs reflect heavy lyrical subject matter such as teenage pain, addiction, abandonment and family dysfunction.