Eleanor Hammond has played acoustic guitar and piano for years, and has been in at least two theatrical productions per year since she was 14. She has been singing her whole life and songwriting since she was 11. Songwriting has always been like her personal diary, and she uses her theatrical background to incorporate story telling into her lyrics.
She loves writing for musical theatre because she can use her music as a vehicle to tell other people’s stories. Her passion for composition became so strong that in 2019 she was inspired to write and produce a full length feminist musical called Walls, the story of artist and founder of the Whitney Museum, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. She then produced her second musical Newsflash! in 2021 with co-writer Em Beihold.
Eleanor’s has most often been compared to powerful women like Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Joni Mitchell, and Alanis Morissette. Additionally, her dynamic and confident singing, demanding stage presence, and prophetic yet relatable lyrics make her a unique and trailblazing artist in her own right.
Her songs vary in genre, keeping the listener on their toes, yet still feel cohesive and of the same artist, one that has been honing her sound for years, inspired by her influences and growing worldview.