NY-based singer-songwriter Miles East is set to release his debut album, Ghosts of Hope, onJune 24, 2016 on ECR Music Group. The album is now available on iTunes for pre-order, with three of the ten tracks available for immediate download: “The Hard Part,” “Saltwater Breeze” and his rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “That’s the Way.” Miles East is the moniker for multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jonathan Ellinghaus, who has spent over a decade as one of New York City’s A-list studio musicians and elite drummers. With songwriting among his many musical talents, Ellinghaus now brings his singer-songwriter persona to the foreground with his debut album, Ghosts of Hope.
Ellinghaus spent most of his childhood summers on the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland, and the impact of the northeast shore aesthetic has not only remained important in his life, it’s carried into his songwriting as well. Ellinghaus developed his drumming chops early and has been consistently sought after for studio recordings and national tours by esteemed artists. He’s recorded and performed alongside countless major-label and indie-music figures, in a range as diverse as the legend Lesley Gore, alternative star Janita, and even the members of David Letterman’s CBS Orchestra. After years as a studio and touring musician, Ellinghaus has taken a step into the spotlight––and into the studio––recording his own original songs as well as a haunting version of Led Zeppelin’s “That’s The Way,” to complete his debut album. He teamed up with New York indie-music luminary and label owner, Blake Morgan, who recorded, produced, and performs on the album.
Be sure to check out the upcoming Miles East debut album, Ghosts of Hope – available now for pre-order on iTunes and releasing worldwide on June 24th!