'Ellee Ven's sonic messages of equality, inner strength and personal harmony are produced through her own record label, 'Hot Sauce Records.' Each recording includes a variety of styles such as dance R&B, Flamenco, pop, folk and soul. She said her belief that music touches all listeners in a multitude of ways is another source of creative inspiration. But it also helps to be a songwriter with a vast cross-cultural background. 'It's instinctive for me to draw from a number of experiences in writing songs,' Ellee Ven said. 'My songs encourage listeners to go confidently in the direction of their dreams and live the lives they imagine' Ellee Ven, who is German, Russian, Spanish, Greek and Italian also holds a master's degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu. Before her music debut she was a teacher. It was here that she realized the power that entertainers have over their audience. 'I noticed the way performers left lasting impressions on my students, and I realized that I wanted to do the same.''