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ELEPHANT SHELF

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ELEPHANT SHELF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – Brand new video ‘IN TROUBLE AGAIN’

Snakebite

Morning Letter Blues & Route 66

In Trouble Again

Squeeze

‘A truly exciting live act’

Gavin Martin of the Independent

Elephant Shelf has been on the road for just over five years now, and they’ve sharpened their act through over 500 gigs in London and the South East. They have played every type of venue; Dingwalls, Vortex, Kings Head Theatre Islington, the Fisher Theatre, Jo Jo’s, Olivier’s Jazz Bar Greenwich, the Bull & Gate, Bull’s Head Barnes, Joogleberry Playhouse Brighton, Borderline, etc. They have links back to some of the greatest names in blues and rock – with anecdotes involving Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Bill Munro, Johnny Winter, Jaco Pastorius, Dick Morrissey, and links to Little Walter, Keith Richards and many more.

Elephant Shelf spent much of the past year recording their album ‘In Trouble Again’ a self penned mix of tried and tested original tunes. The album is already being playlisted all over Europe and it captures the excitement of the band’s live shows.

The band is fronted by singer guitarist Vicky Martin and she is augmented by the fiddle and piano of ‘Princess’ Diana Stone. On stage they add some very different sounds including rock ‘n roll ukulele, Blues melodica and more. Terry McInerney on drums and Robbie Charles on bass add true swing. Finally ‘Little’ Rosie Swan’s backing vocals add an edge of excitement all underpinned by a rhythm section that swings like crazy.

Band leader Vicky Martin recalls a meeting with Jimi Hendrix that sums up the band’s philosophy–“I was fortunate to get a brief chat with Jimi, after a gig at the Manor House pub, North London. I said I’d started out on guitar and asked him for advice. He had enormous hands, he put one on my shoulder and said, “It’s all about listening to the originals, the guys who started it all, listen, learn and then do it and add your own thing.