Bath music student pens Christmas ad

Bath Spa University Commercial Music student Ellie James’s new song ‘Company’ is being used as the soundtrack to the Peacocks Christmas TV advert which airs tonight, Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Commercial music student Ellie James
Commercial music student Ellie James

Ellie who performs as ‘Ellie Makes Music’ is in her second year at Bath Spa. The talented musician and performer has already received recognition having performed at The Houses of Parliament, been chosen as Artist of the Week and playlisted on BBC Radio Wales. Her music has also been played on Amazing Radio, BBC Radio 2, BBC6 Music and Nation Radio.

The advert is entitled ‘Waiting 4 Christmas’ and is available to view here

Commenting on her song being used as Peacocks Christmas TV advert soundtrack, Ellie said: “I’m absolutely over the moon that Peacocks have chosen my song ‘Company’ for their Christmas advert. It’s really lovely to work with such a fantastic company. I’ve learnt so much from the Commercial Music course in just a year and a half, and the course has really prepared me for the madness of the music industry.”

Ellie Makes Music songs are coming of age stories from the front-line of teenage life, with her song topics ranging from depression, anxiety and loneliness, to empowerment, bravery and growing up.

‘Company’ is available to download now from iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay and Spotify by visiting

For more information about Ellie Makes Music as well as her debut EP ‘City Lights’, visit

The University’s Commercial Music course has been running since 2001 and in that time has produced a large number of successful and talented musicians including signed artists Kill It Kid, The Heavy and Mike Dawes as well as graduates who go onto work for companies such as Sony, Universal Music Group, PRS for music, Mercury Records, One Little Indian, Union Square Records, PIAS, Atlantic Records and many more.

The course is all about creation: songs, projects, bands and entrepreneurial ideas. In writing, designing, promoting, performing, researching, touring and launching creative material, students acquire a range of skills to broaden their future career choices.

More information about BA Commercial Music is available at: