Elli is an incredible singer,songwriter, supermodel who could be a GUESS Jeans model one moment and on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine the next
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2010
MMG - Model Management Group (nymmg.com), an International Model, Talent and Celebrity Management Company, announced that its Australian Supermodel and Singer/Songwriter Elli Bennett, released her folk rock style debut single “On My Way” which is now available on itunes.com, Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, as well as most online stores worldwide.
The release of Elli Bennett’s “On My Way” marks the expansion, and not the end, of her highly successful modeling and acting career, into music which has always been her passion. Coming from a household of musicians, Elli always looked forward to the time that she could combine the demand for her as an international model and actress with her desire to write and perform music. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Elli performs her songs with heartfelt passion and melody. When asked, Elli is quick to cite the Beatles, John Lennon, Bob Dylan and music from Woodstock 1969 as her major music influences and hopes the music she has created will also last generations.
“On My Way” is just the first of Elli’s songs to be released. For the past five years Elli spent a significant amount of her time creating her first album called “rEvolution,” which she wrote as a book, in chapters, during grief. “rEvolution” contains the music she created that ended up saving her life and gave her a reason to live and in turn helped her heal from her tragic loss. Elli’s songs tell a story of her remarkable journey and she hopes to publish her story in “Rolling Stone” magazine. Elli has already performed her songs twice for NBC’s Jay Leno and through MMG’s Canadian agency, headed by Jessica Martins, Elli has already taped a live performance of “On My Way” for Roger’s TV’s “Toronto’s Got Talent,” and has been interviewed about her modeling career on the “ D’ Anise Show” on “Thatchannel.com”. D’ Anise has also asked Elli to come back on her show to perform “On My Way” live for the “ThatChannel.com” Internet TV and Radio show, that has an audience in the hundreds of thousands.
MMG discovered Elli Bennett in 2009 while she was filming a television pilot in LA for a new show about upcoming film makers in Hollywood. Jeff Cohen, the president of MMG, remembers clearly the day when one of his LA scouts called him to tell him about a beautiful and charming model/actress named Elli Bennett who they had just met on a TV set. MMG’s LA scout knew MMG would be interested in Elli because of her versatility as a model, actress, dancer and singer. After a couple of conversations and a review of her incredible modeling career, which included being on 3 covers of “Inside Sport” magazine (Australia’s equivalent of Sports Illustrated), her being named as one of Australia’s Supermodels by Network Ten News, modeling in Milan, Italy and a National Billboard campaign for Panasonic, MMG knew Elli had extraordinary talent, charm and beauty and immediately made signing her for representation a priority. Elli Bennett was also considered a recognized face and celebrity talent. Not only was her face on billboards throughout Australia, she was also the featured model for Australia’s Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney. As if that wasn’t enough, Elli’s amazing swimsuit body landed her work as a spokesmodel for Elle Macpherson’s Intimates line of lingerie.
But modeling and acting wasn’t the only reason MMG was interested in Elli Bennett. MMG has a long history of representing many international recording artists such as Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane and now with P. Diddy’s group Easy Money and is signed to Bad Boy Records, Anna Sundstrand, a Swedish Pop Star, formerly signed to Sony/BMG with the group Play and now recording as a soloist, and McNeil Mc’Knight, whose “Check Your Coat” single was released through Universal Records, Violeta Bratu the beautiful Italian recording artist who partnered with legendary Benny Benassi for their hits songs “Satisfaction” and “I Love My Sex” and American Idol finalist Jared Cotter (Fox) who has written four hit songs that were performed by Lil Wayne. MMG has contacts to record labels such as Atlantic Records, Jive, Warner, Universal Records and many more throughout the world and is known for its management of new recording artists.
Upon signing Elli Bennett to a worldwide exclusive contract in February 2010, MMG immediately committed its resources to the recording and releasing of Elli’s music. MMG believes Elli’s music will eventually be placed into the soundtracks of national and international television shows and movies. MMG is also convinced that Elli’s album “rEvolution” has exactly what it takes to be a Broadway musical or Feature film. When asked, MMG references movies like “Nine” that featured model type singer/actresses like Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Fergie. Elli possesses the same attributes as those actresses/artists and points to her sustaining a very successful career.
MMG also represents some of the world’s best models for television and print. Currently, MMG represents seven America’s Next Top Models (ANTM) and two of the stars, Ashley Michaelsen and Laura Leigh from ABC’s prime time show True Beauty, Liz Friedman of LA Ink and others that have appeared in HBO’s Entourage. Also, MMG model/actresses have filmed major roles for upcoming feature films such as “Cougar Hunting” with Lara Flynn Boyle and some of the stars from Disney’s “High School Musical” as well as roles for “Blue Valentine” starring Ryan Gossling and Michelle Williams.
When MMG asked Elli what she envisioned as the look for her album she, without hesitation, replied that she wanted a GUESS brand campaign themed shoot. For MMG that was a simple request and Elli was flown to NYC and shot by a top New York photographer and styled in the latest GUESS Jeans, clothes and accessories. To Elli, the GUESS look was exactly the right feel for her music. Shooting in all GUESS clothing wasn’t a stretch for Elli, because Elli had previously been a “GUESS Look of the Year” finalist. Elli also wanted to include a Harley Davidson Motorcycle in her shoot, as many of her most memorable moments of her life had been spent riding on the back of one, cruising the beautiful landscape of Australia.
MMG anticipates that Elli will be based out of MMG’s Toronto office which is less than one hour from NYC. She has a natural affinity for the city as her parents had lived there for a number of years and also given birth to her eldest brother at St. Michael’s hospital where her mother was a nurse. Elli has vacationed in Toronto and feels that it is a comfortable and creative place for her to continue writing and produce her music. In fact, all the songs for her album were written on an ‘Art and Lutherie’ acoustic guitar, which are manufactured in Quebec, Canada.
Future plans for Elli include many interviews on TV shows and magazines, which would hopefully include “Rolling Stone” magazine where she will have the opportunity to discuss her songs. She would also consider it a dream come true to perform live at Summerfest and Glastonbury Music Festivals.
Elli Bennett is not only one of Australia’s best models but one of the world’s most creative talent. Her interviewers always describe her as beautiful inside and out. She is genuine and down to earth and instantly appeals to anyone that meets her. Her unique combination of skills, songwriting, singing, dancing and modeling will provide generations to come with meaningful music. Elli’s goal is to help others as she has been helped through music. She loves children and animals and has plans to donate her time and money to help those in need. She is a member of PETA and an activist for animal rights. She, without reservation, will offer her services to reputable charitable organizations worldwide. Elli dreams of a day when she might be a UN Goodwill Ambassador, using any fame, for the benefit of people around the world.
If you listen closely to Elli’s music, you will hear her message, similar to the music of the 60’s and 70’s, when we all believed, that through music, we could start a peaceful revolution and awareness that could change the world.
For updates on Elli’s modeling, acting and music career including upcoming performances you can go to http://www.ellibennett.com.
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