The Ellis Family Band at The College of Piping
The Ellis Family Band is a beloved Island band that has been together since the 1970s. Four brothers (Brick, Rick, Steve and Dave) and one “honorary” Ellis brother (Greg MacDonald) make up this talented family. The Ellis Family Band have been Canadian Country Music Award nominees for five years running for Canadian Group of the Year. They have also been nominated for a Juno Award for Country Group of the Year. They have released over 15 singles off of three Nashville recorded albums and all fifteen went on to feature in the Top 50 national charts. A career highlight came in 1988 by charting a number one sone, Thank You For Being My Friend, written by bassist Greg MacDonald.
The Ellis Family Band has shared the stage with musical legends such as Reba McIntyre, The Beach Boys, Paul Brandt, Dirks Bentley, Trooper, April Wine and many more. The band only plays select dates throughout the year so we are honoured to present The Ellis Family Band.