Kai a.k.a. Elvis Ellington has been in music forever. He taught himself to play guitar and bass listening to U.S. Hardcore bands like Minor Threat, Black Flag and Bad Brains: an angry young man! And he still is, kind of, although much less tattooed than Henry Rollins and also so much nicer.
Kai has played in many Punk and Electrobands, more than 400 live gigs, managed his own recording studio in Braunschweig producing tons of 7'' vinyl for local Punk bands and finally joined nhb in 1999 as a composer and mastering engineer.
At the then smaller nhb studios he mastered for artists such as Rammstein, Fettes Brot, Fünf Sterne Deluxe, Nine Inch Nails, Jan Delay a.k.a. Eisfeldt, No Doubt, Udo Lindenberg and even Roberto Blanco, to name but a few...
Today Kai still plays with his punkband "Shellycoat", when he's not busy at nhb working on tracks that require a true Rock 'n Roll spirit and a wide knowledge and feel for all musical styles.