Rob Ellis (producer)

Robert Damian Ellis (born 13 February 1962, in Bristol, England) is a producer, arranger, instrumentalist and composer. He is best known for his work with PJ Harvey,[1] with whom he has been most closely associated as producer, arranger and musician since 1990. His own compositional work, which could be described as being something akin to contemporary “classical” music, has been released on two recordings Music for the home - Volume 1 (2000) and Music for the home - Volume 2 (2004) for The Leaf Label.[2] He has also worked as producer/arranger and musician for such diverse artists as Marianne Faithfull, Robyn Hitchcock, ex-Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, Madrugada, Laika, Swell, Placebo, Pooka, Kitty Wu, Michael Partington, Marlene Kuntz, ex-Tricky singer Martina Topley-Bird, Scott Walker, Ute Lemper, Lise Westzynthius, Nathalie Nordnes, Mick Harvey of the Bad Seeds and most recently Anna Calvi, Bat for Lashes, Deux Furieuses and Cold Specks.

Rob Ellis
Ellis performing in 2008
Ellis performing in 2008
Background information
Birth nameRobert Damian Ellis
Born (1962-02-13) 13 February 1962 (age 58)
Bristol, England
GenresAlternative rock, contemporary classical
InstrumentsDrums, keyboard, vocals
Years active1980–present
LabelsThe Leaf Label
Associated actsPJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, Marianne Faithfull, Bat for Lashes, Placebo, Scott Walker, Laika, Cold Specks, Spleen, Christmas,Automatic Dlamini



  • Music for the Home (2000), Leaf
  • Music for the Home - Volume 2 (2004), Leaf

With SpleenEdit

  • Soundtrack to Spleen (1996)
  • Little Scratches (1998)
  • Nun Lover! (2006)


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles; Peel, John (25 October 2004). The great rock discography. Canongate U.S. pp. 674–. ISBN 978-1-84195-615-2. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  2. ^ "PJ Harvey Drummer Finds Time For Solo Album",, 19 June 2001. Retrieved 9 November 2014