Elbow, England’s sensational alternative rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Saint Andrews Hall!
The band was formed in Ramsbottom (Bury, England) in 1997 and consists of Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals), and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). Their musical style is best described as a blend of indie rock (a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s, encapsulating the genres chamber pop, indie pop, lo fi, math rock, neo psychedelia, post punk revival, sadcore, and shoegazing), art rock (a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, and is often distinguished by the use of electronic effects and easy listening textures far removed from the propulsive rhythms of early rock), and progressive rock (a broad subgenre of rock music that grew out of psychedelic bands who abandoned standard traditions in favour of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz, folk or classical music). They’ve had a stellar career with 7 studio albums, 1 compilation album, 5 extended plays, and 25 singles. They’ve been the opening act for Coldplay and were also one of the few artists chosen to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to indie rock, art rock, and progressive rock!