Ella Eyre (born April 1st, 1994) is a British singer/songwriter. Born Ella McMahon, she grew up in West London. Eyre trained as a competitive swimmer before singing, and was discovered while at the BRIT school studying Performing Arts & Technology. In July 2012, she published to Warner/Chappell and scored a record deal with Virgin/EMI shortly thereafter. Eyre became known for featuring on Rudimental's UK #1 single Waiting All Night (feat. Ella Eyre) and Naughty Boy's Think About It. Her debut EP, Deeper, was released in December 2013. She has said her influences include Hans Zimmer, Etta James, Basement Jaxx and Lauryn Hill. She placed second place in BBC's Sound of 2014, was nominated for a BRIT award for Critic's Choice and won Single of the Year for Waiting All Night (feat. Ella Eyre). Her debut album, Feline, is due to be released in August 2015. Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook & official website.