Scottish guy who played at Madonna’s wedding gets a big break
A musician from Edinburgh who performed his own song at Madonna‘s wedding has landed his big break as a songwriter to the stars.
Rob Ellis, who sang and played the piano for Madonna, is set to team up with one of the country’s leading pop composers.
The 25-year-old, from Merchiston, will be working with Tim Lawes who wrote Gabrielle‘s hit Dreams and Liberty X‘s Just a Little – which won the best single prize at this year’s Brit awards.
The deal means Rob can look forward to seeing his name appearing on CDs by some of the country’s biggest acts.
Rob who has played piano and sung in bars and hotels across the city, including at one stage a regular Saturday night slot at the Sheraton, has performed for several big celebrities already.
Hollywood stars Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jack Nicholson, were all entertained by him when they stayed at Skibo Castle.
While Rob was working there Madonna overheard him practising in the run up to her wedding and asked him to audition to play on her big day.
She was so impressed by his self-penned ballad “All I Ever Needed” that she asked him to sing it during her wedding service.
“I played it as she walked into the room with Guy Ritchie to sign the register. It was a magical moment“, he said.
Source: Edingburgh news