Welcome To Ghost Trains
News - Ghost Trains have just signed a recording and publishing
deal with UK label Shark Free - press release and full details to follow!
Ghost Trains are an acoustic-based UK band, driven by the words, music and vocals of
singer/songwriter Tim Ellis.
To date, they have released four full-length albums, toured across the UK, US, Europe &
Russia, supported many established artists, including Donovan, Dodgy and the
Bluetones, and have had an amazing reception from the international music press.
With a sound that's refreshingly difficult to pigeon-hole, Ghost Trains are perhaps best
described as a vibrant mix of traditional folk-rock and classic sixty’s pop.
Thousands of downloads of their 2010 album
Where Lovers Die
helped cement Ghost Trains' cult status around the world, even seeing them being played in
underground music clubs in Iran!
Their popularity continued to expand in 2011 with the next set of songs, which were as
lyrically gritty and honest as the previous albums', but perhaps sounded less like folk and
closer to the world of pop on the LP
Sniffing Round L.A.
In 2012 Ghost Trains finished their next album - 'Jack & Sunsine' which was released across
Europe by German label Beste Unterhaltung!
Tim's songwriting and the band's performance keep going from strength to strength.
You can listen to the album here!
Jack & Sunshine
The band are now very busy working on their next LP, due for release 2014
'This is not a record for background to the housework;
the attention it demands is rewarded with levels of
intelligence and depth that are missing from so much
modern popular music. It is that rarity – a mature
collection for an audience who thinks about what
Catch Ghost Trains live in the UK before America and
the world claim them.'
- Andy Hughes, writer for Acoustic Magazine
'Astonishing songs' - BBC Music
'Hugely impressive' - Genevieve Tudor, BBC Folk
'Soulful Bohemia' - The Evening Sentinel
'Stunning' - The Rock Times (Germany)
'Delicious sixties-inspired folk rock' - Rootstime (Belgium)
'The acoustic Beatles!' - Channel 6 (Russian TV)
'Ghost Trains successfully blend the UK and American styles as well as combining mainstream light rock with traditional folk. The balance is extraordinary.'
- David Hintz, Folkworld Magazine