With four huge singles, a Top 10 debut album, sell-out tours and over 2.8 million MySpace views, York based rock quintet Elliot Minor have smashed into the UK music scene.
The band is comprised of Alex Davies (Lead Vocals/guitar) Ed Minton (Guitar/voacals), Teddy Hetherton (Bass), Dan Hetherton (Drums/backing vocals) and Ali Paul (Keyboard). Elliot Minor play an all ages show in The Spring & Airbrake on Friday 26th June.
Elliot Minor is a five-piece from York whose music is an explosive collision of Rock and Classical.
The music is daring and unafraidâ€¦Racing pianos, driving guitars, sweeping violins and crashing cymbals harmonize in a symphony of sound, evoking the stories and emotions of frontman, Alex Davies. The songs are arranged around Elliot, the band’s piano, and they are rich with minor and dissonant chords, hence the name, Elliot Minor.
Their debut album was produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Something Corporate) and mixed by Neal Avron (Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy), and finds Elliot Minor mixing approaches from the piano-infused hard rock of Time After Time to the sonically charged Parallel Worlds, which is embellished with grandiose orchestration.
They deliver pitch perfect three-way vocal harmonies on the infectious The White One is Evil and add an undertone of ultra-melodic punk to Still Figuring Out.
A lot of the harmonies are classically based, so that whole side of my background is represented, says vocalist/guitarist Alex Davies who, like the rest of the band, comes from a classically trained background.
Then there’s the whole band performances backed by an orchestra that really emphasizes those instruments and the chord progressions.
THE SPRING & AIRBRAKE
FRIDAY 26TH JUNE
ALL AGES SHOW (Under 14;s to be accompanied by an adult
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