Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band release their third single Ambedo Mind on Friday 9th July. The single is taken from the band’s sophomore album Ambedo that was released on Friday June 25th by Jazzhaus Records. The single is accompanied by a unique cinematic music video.

The band’s critically acclaimed new album went to #2 in the Official Swiss Album Chart. Order the album on CD and digital from


Ellis Mano Band describe their trademark well-produced sound as “a sort of rock n’ soul, rooted deep down in the blues.”


“Smooth, sexy, and horn-section-soulful, this song is a nod to the soul and R&B greats,” is how the band’s guitarist, Edis Mano, describes the Ambedo Mind single.

“During the pandemic, I taught myself filmmaking which is something I have wanted to do that for years,” says Edis about the making of the Ambedo Mind music video.

“Keep It Simple and The Question were the first two music videos I made,” continues Edis. “With Ambedo Mind I wanted to have a cinematographic reference to the subject of Ambedo. That’s why we took the macro recordings with a special lens. This optic makes the smallest objects appear gigantic. This is exactly how we behave during the process of creating an album. The smallest details are often discussed very intensively. There are many parallels.”

In Switzerland, Ellis Mano Band are not unlike the Wrecking Crew or the Funk Brothers. They are top-flight studio musicians and elites in the Swiss music scene. Although they spent years recording with other artists, they never had much time to make music of their own until now.