Elbow ~ One of the Greatest British Bands
Elbow and my version of thier song ~ Mirrorball ~ Live Looping with the NUX Loop Core Pedal.
ELBOW have been one of my favourite bands since their debut album ASLEEP IN THE BACK which was released in 2001.
Elbow are an English rock band formed in Bury, Greater Manchester, in 1997. The band consists of Guy Garvey (lead vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the name Elbow in 1997. Drummer Alex Reeves replaced Richard Jupp first as session performer in 2016, which he continues to be.
Over three decades the lifelong friends that are the members of elbow have created one of the most remarkable stories in British contemporary music. Formed in Bury in the 90’s when all the members were together at sixth form college, elbow’s history now encompasses eight studio albums, a long list of awards and a place in the roll call of great British bands.
elbow’s progress is down to several factors. At their core, the four members have formed a creative partnership that balances the individual and the collective, a relationship built on mutual respect and admiration. An ability to grow and adapt with each other is a hallmark of their new album, ‘Giants of All Sizes’, which saw the band both play live in the studio together in a way that marked out their early career and depart to individual studios to develop songs in isolation. The trust and respect they share is reflected in their only coming together on a near finished individual vision of certain tunes to add their parts. This adaptability and maturity has seen elbow consistently better all the signifiers of success as their careers have progressed.
I definitely need tickets for one of their shows this year and will be looking forward to it once again.
I saw them back in 2008 when they were touring
THE SELDOM SEE KID album and it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to.
It was at a small venue in Nottingham called Rock City and they absolutely blew me away. Their intricacies and song craft are second to none, and coupled with Guy Garvey's thought provoking lyrics just creates the perfect eaegasm!
If you like something a little unique and an escape from the currently oversaturated pop market, head over to your favourite streaming platform and give Elbow a listen!
Headphones and a quiet room optional.
Thanks for reading my post here today and I hope you have learnt a little bit more about one of my musical influences.
I'll leave you with my version of their track MIRRORBALL from the Seldom Seen Kid Album.
I'm just using the NUX Loop Core Pedal, my Guitar and Voice here for that full layered sound.
DC 🙏 🎼