I'm Elise Beckman, and singer-songwriter Ocean Iris. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, I write music with a folk-rock-gypsy fusion, highlighted by poetic lyrics. I'm currently recording my debut album Ocean Iris, which will be releasing on a song-by-song basis very soon-- so make sure to join my mailing list, at the bottom of this page, and be the first to find out when the next track is made available!
Starting out as a singer-songwriter with my acoustic guitar 10 years ago, the songs I wrote slowly evolved over the years into a much more dynamic and captivating world of sound, calling me to enrich & express them fully by learning to play the violin, accordion, and drums. From 2017- summer 2018 the vision for my debut album crystallized, as the demos unrolled. During this time I've been hard at work weaving together all these instruments, composing the demo tracks for my debut album from the ground up, and growing into the unique, edgy style, a fusion of folk, rock and gypsy, that I am best known for. Make sure to listen to clips from the demos I've created, by clicking on the SoundCloud button below, and get a first glimpse of the sound and shape each of these songs have taken!
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