As a lead singer, lead guitar player, bass player, and drummer, Ellis has played and recorded with several rock groups including:
Nitromusk, Sweet Little Roxana, Like It, Rock 'n Roll Circus, Smirk, Paris, Straightjackets, Frantic City, and Feedback.
On many of these projects he worked with several noteworthy record producers such as:
Daniel Rey (Ramones, Circus Of Power, Raging Slab, Misfits)
Don Flemming (Sonic Youth, Teenage Fan Club, Screaming Trees)
John Rollo (The Kinks, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Cliff)
Andy Shernoff (D Generation, The Waldos, The Dictators, Joey Ramone)
As a producer himself, Ellis has produced records for The Munsons and Like It.
In the commercial music catagory, Ellis has written for and contributed to movies and TV shows such as: Nuke 'Em High 2, Kenny, Searching For Bobby D, The Osbournes and The Apprentice. Ellis also appears on artist Ron English's compilation record, the Continental Live record and the Andrew Righetti solo album.
Ellis is a longtime member of ASCAP.