Warren Ellis is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer, best known for his work as collaborator and bandmate with Nick Cave, in both the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Both solo and alongside Cave his is also a multi-award-winning film composer whose soundtracks include The Proposition, The Road, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Mustang, This Train I Ride and most recently Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster and Blonde. His own band, Dirty Three, have released eight studio albums since 1984, and he is an in-demand producer and songwriter, working with artists including Marianne Faithfull, Jupiter & Okwess and Tinariwen. In 2021, he co-founded Ellis Park, Sumatra, a forever home for animals with special needs.
In 2021, he published his first novel Nina Simone’s Gum.