Brian Elliot

     Brian Elliot, raised in New Hope, Pennsylvania, picked up his first guitar in 1997, a knockoff, black Stratocaster his father found. He caught an early interest in classic rock and grunge, finding Jimi Hendrix to have a special allure, influencing him greatly. He promptly began singing, taking requests from his friends. Brian really honed much of his craft during summers at the National Guitar Workshop, studying with top musicians from all over the country.

     Following a seasoned music education and an interest in jazz, Brian decided to undertake a music degree, receiving a college scholarship to the University of Miami for jazz guitar. Moving all around the southeast coast, he carved out a name and place for his music, landing in Ft. Lauderdale. Brian’s original songs are filled with feeling and memory of experiences in South Florida, where he ultimately spent 10 years gaining traction with his recognizable voice and guitar playing.

     He returned to Pennsylvania in 2016, and has spent recent years networking in the Greater Philadelphia area. He currently keeps a few monthly gigs in Bucks County and travels weekly to a variety of venues and locations. Brian incorporates live looping and layering into his acoustic guitar rig as well as several effects, giving him a full, distinctive sound that can sound like an electric blues rig at times. His vocal tone has been personified with a Bill Withers/Sly Stone sound, with inspiration from the Allman Brothers, Ray Lamontagne, and Chris Stapleton.

 

 

 

VIDEO

Brian Elliot Covering "Sugar"

Brian Elliot Covering "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Brian Elliot Covering "Midnight in Harlem" & "Eleanor Rigby"

Brian Elliot Covering "Earned It" & "Wicked Games"

Brian Elliot Covering "That Sweet Song"

Brian Elliot Covering "The Weight"

Brian Elliot Performing His Original "Gone Girl"

Brian Elliot Performing His Original "Panoramic Shot"