The two have worked together for years now. Bush produced Ell’s last two albums, The Project and The Continuum Project. It looks like they’re closer than ever with the formation of the new group.
Ell told The Boot that the new band officially began back in March for the UK’s C2C: Country to Country music festival. Because they were both billed on the schedule, they decided to play a joint show. The two decided not to create a set list, and just go with the flow. “It was just purely for the joy of playing music, and it was the most fun I’d had onstage in as long as I can remember,” she said.
Ell and Bush agreed to a few Speakeasy Social Club rules: “It’s always for free, it’s only announced hours before we show up in a city and do one, and it’s purely for the enjoyment of music,” she revealed. “We’ve done them as after-parties for Sugarland shows. We did one in Nashville [recently]. It’s just been so, so, so much fun.”
Right now, the band is only focused on doing live shows, but there could be an album down the line. “That’s definitely something we’ve tossed around, since we will be in the studio,” Ell added. “I’m sure at some point we may do that.”