Ellie takes her Shot!
Thousands of young Australian dj’s have applied to live out their dreams and swap their bedroom for the festival main stage, our very own, Ellie Eveleigh is one of them.
DJ competition, ‘YourShot’ offers contestants a shot at the big time - to become DJs capable of playing at the best clubs and festivals all over Australia.
Ellie explained that YourShot has thousands of entries and only 100 contestant and 50 wildcards were chosen, “As I have DJed professionally, I entered in as a wild card and was chosen! On the 28th July I will be playing at Home nightclub in Sydney and will be going up against 49 other wildcards to win. If I win, I will be able to choose 1 of 6 festivals in The US, Croatia, Portugal or Austria to headline! Plus, sponsorships and other awesome DJ Prizes.”
Known in the industry as ‘Elliegant’, by the time Ellie takes the stage.. or decks, she will have received a six-week full DJ training course at The Academy where basics are taught, and DJ sets are put together.
“I have always loved music. I was always that friend who plugged into the Aux chord and had all the bangers. When I first moved to Sydney, I started booking DJs here in Australia and over in the US, and whilst doing that I slowly began to learn myself. I remember my first gig was in LA at a mansion party and I was so nervous. As soon as I started playing, the party kicked off and I got my first taste of what it was like. That was the day I fell in love with DJing.”
“It’s all about doing something that you love. So, for me, my love for music, dancing and being out with friends, it just combines everything. We have such a cool community out here in the Central West and the fact that I’m contributing to creating a nightlife out here is awesome! I also get the opportunity to meet and play amongst some very talented DJs both locally and from other areas.
The crew from Evoke are currently working on bringing some big artists out here to the Central West and I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside Sean Kingston and Timomatic in July.. Now, competing in Yourshot!”
Ellie continued, “Over the past couple months, I have been attending meetings and training in Sydney for the event. I’ve been able to meet some amazing artists, some of which have also done the Yourshot competition! The ultimate goal is to be able to travel the world and play my music. To make people smile, dance and have a good time. That’s the dream! The next thing on the to do list is to release my own music. So stay tuned for that!”
“Honestly I am just so lucky and proud to have been chosen to be a part of Yourshot 2019 and I hope that as many people who support ‘Elliegant’ will come and cheer me on! We need to bring Orange to Sydney and show them how we get down!”