20 Jul 2018

Robbie Ellis: composing with the laughs

From Nine To Noon, 10:13 am on 20 July 2018

Robbie Ellis is a New Zealander living in Chicago, making his living as radio DJ, performer, music teacher, musical director and he also writes very funny songs. He fully admits that he is very hard to put in one box because he has his finger in so many pies. While he has composed music for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington he also loves to write comedy tunes about cats, bike lanes and flat whites. He's channeled that passion into an album called Pumpkins. He joins Kathryn to talk about being a Kiwi in the US, writing funny songs, and making an album.