Ready to stamp her own legacy in entertainment, Ella Starr is forging her own path and moving forward a new sound in pop music. With a powerful voice and songwriting skills to match, Ellas music is energetic, creative, fun and passionateand it immediately demands your attention. Born Daniele Amber-Nicole Murphy in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Ella comes from a close-knit family. The daughter of a Reverend, she credits the Baptist church to being a positive influence on how she understands and views music. A self-taught pianist, Ella began writing songs and arranging music at the early age of eight. It was part of the youth choir at her church where she first started testing her vocals and singing publicly. She gives credit to her early musical influences, singer Brandy and legendary singer/songwriter Babyface, for first inspiring her to sing. She reminisces, As a little girl I would just listen to their records all day in my room and try to copy their voices. Thats really how I taught myself to sing. At the age of 16 Ella had her first professional studio experience, recording music she written for the piano and laying down her own vocals. By 17, Ella was consistently recording and writing to computer-generated tracks. In 2007, working with Todd Mushaw and Storm9000, Ella got her first placements in the movie Nora’s Hair Salon 2- where two of her songs were featured. Currently is in the studio with her production team (Storm9000 and Grammy Award nominated engineer and producer Jaymz Hardy-Martin III), Ella is working on new music to be released on her upcoming EP titled Authenticity. Heavily rooted in the sounds of R&B with a Pop-ish vibe and a slight twist of Rock, the sound of Ella Starr offers a sweet and refreshing blend of old & new styles of music. Refusing to be categorized in a select genre of music Ella candidly explains, Even though I was brought up on a lot of soul, I just love music, period. I dont want to marry myself to a genre. I want to make music that makes people react, identify, dance, smile, cryfeel. –A.L.