A ﬁve-piece band from Bend, Oregon, Elliot plays energetic, acoustic rock music with a heart for social justice and a desire to see positive change in communities where they play.
In addition to their growing commercial success throughout the Northwest, Elliot’s songs are being used in national campaigns by organizations such as TOMS Shoes and World Relief Next. Their gospel song "The Beauty of the Cross" appeared on the Catalyst Music Project and was featured at the Catalyst Conference, currently the largest gathering of young leaders in the United States. For more information and to hear Elliot's music, visit elliotband.com.
Drawing inspiration from many different styles of music ranging from rock, pop, folk, jazz, funk, and blues, Elliot has fashioned an incredibly unique and inspiring sound.
Aggressive and ethereal guitars, soft languid pianos, and incredible vocal arrangements make their latest offering “Rocketships” truly adventurous.
Through the years members of Elliot have been involved with multiple other efforts. Evan Earwicker (keyboards) has had national success as a solo artist with his release “Dance with Me” which sold 15,000 records independently. The current Elliot lineup also includes 3 original members of the band Go For Broke. After multiple releases, opening for Michael Tait of the platinum selling band DC Talk, and great attention from radio and recording companies GFB disbanded for personal reasons. More recently members of Elliot have been known as the band “Above the Noise." Even more consistent than the sound of Elliot is their heart.
Spending time with this group of fun loving, even downright goofy friends, will show you much more than a band in search of fame and fortune. These are individuals whose concern for humanity and social justice overshadows even the music they play. They see music as a way to bring change, to open eyes, to bring joy, hope and life. A means rather than an end. Their lyrics explore matters of faith and doubt, justice and injustice, the broken and the whole. Corey Parnell sums it up: “I just want to write music that gives people hope, helps them see there’s more to live for and more to do. I want them to get done listening and adopt an orphan, or help out at a local food bank, or just forgive somebody. These are the kinds of things that make me feel truly alive and, I don’t know, maybe it’s idealistic, but I want our music to cause those kinds of things to happen.”