Ella Jet and Future Soul wants to bring out the strongest, inner-most human emotions through their music. With passion, through heartbreak, comes lyrically driven songs that have a deeper meaning, and are backed by a unique soulful groove. Constantly pushing the limits of progressive Neo-Soul, you will not find them boxed in by musical or societal standards. Their overall theme of love will leave you recharged, connected to your higher self, and yearning for more.
Like the music of John Lennon, the music is raw and very personal, fragile yet and intense. Let Ella Jet & Future Soul take you on a trip high in the clouds floating inside a dream. It’s out of this world!
Ella Jet Vessenmeyer has been a fixture on Tampa Bay’s music scene ever since she was 12 years old, and performing in front of studio audiences at age 9. In 2014, at just 16, she was selected into the prestigious Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall which landed her opening slots for We The Kings, Emily Kinney, In The Valley Below and Never Shout Never.
In December of 2016, she began to experiment with a new sound and formed her own band appropriately called FUTURE SOUL. The new sound combines old school soul with a new school vibe. It blends progressive blues and rock n’ roll, a little taste of jazz, some hip-hop grooves, all mixed into a melting pot of a enigmatic sound. The band doesn’t sound like anyone else on the music scene and their live performances have matured into something that is felt as much as it is heard.
Dillon Reeder handles the back-beat on drums, Levi Foe is beside him with deep bass-grooves, Zach West provides sweet melodies on the keys, Cameron Dorsey rocks with sustain and distortion on the lead guitar, and Ella Jet is the center of it all on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Since forming, they have been performing non-stop with slots at Gasparilla Music festival and direct support for legendary acts such as Alessia Cara, Warren Hayes’ last waltz tour, Norah Jones, Jackson Browne and Brit Floyd.
Ella Jet’s debut EP Black Wave Diary was self released in 2018. The songs reflect heavy lyrical subject matter: songs about teenage pain, addiction, abandonment and family dysfunction with powerful intense grooves underneath. And in a whirlwind, her new band is currently recording the follow up full-length album called “Love Sound” at Zen Recording Studios which is to be released at the beginning of the year 2019.