HANNA SIMONE AND ELLY BIRD
Hanna Simone and Elly Bird are a vocal/Guitar duo, as well as writer/producer duo in the Milwaukee area. Hanna and Elly recently collaborated on Simone's 2022 LP "Spaceship" and have since gone on to perform multiple duo shows throughout the the Midwest. From Summerfest and American Family Field to more intimate shows at Nashville's Commodore and Cafe Coco, the combination of Elly's dynamic rhythm guitar and Hanna's vulnerable lyricism with a soulful voice create a space of tranquility.
Hanna and Elly met through mutual friends in 2018, and began recording amateur covers for Youtube and Instagram. They share a passion and interest in songwriters and love to share that with audiences alongside their original material. In 2023, Hanna and Elly were featured by Milwaukee PBS on their Rhythm Cafe series, along side artists like Stephen Hull, Jacob Slade, and Malik Johnson, aka 99TheProducer. They performed stripped down versions of "Left Unsaid" and "Spaceship", the title track of the 2022 album. They have been feature on both Riverwest Radio and Marquette University Radio as well.
In November of 2023, they were asked by Arts @ Large to host 3 of the monthly "Jam House" events, with an emphasis on songwriting and collaboration. They are currently working on Hanna's next upcoming project alongside Kyle White and many other Milwaukee talents.