The brainchild of drummer Jesse Long, THE ELLERS debuted on Florida concert stages in February 2009. After winning an East Coast music competition (their first gig), Jesse and frontman Sniffy Lebowitz moved forward in pursuit of their ideal line-up. They soon recruited guitar ace Livingston Crain and by May 2009, bass-slinger Samantha Holtzinger and hot shot guitarist Cullen Colston had also been brought into the fold -- the official ELLERS line-up was now in place. Although they exude the same passionate, youthful energy of such current rock favorites as Wolfmother, The Used, My Chemical Romance and Three Days Grace, THE ELLERS have little interest in simply being a "Xerox" of other young upstarts on today's cookie-cutter rock scene. Instead, these teen's rock and roll souls are more closely in tune with legendary acts like Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen. They spent most of their first year holed up, rehearsing in sweaty garages and developing their live show wherever they could. In the summer of 2009, they began working with producer/songwriter Andrew Marcus at Black Lodge Studio in Melbourne, Florida. They quickly released their debut track, a cover of Poison's 1986 classic "Look What the Cat Dragged In," to their growing legion of MySpace fans. In 2010 the band stepped up their live performance schedule, opening for several major acts, such as Megaphone and Dead Serios, and even headlining their own show. Since Fall 2010, THE ELLERS have strictly been working on original material. By Summer 2011, the band is slated to release their debut CD, featuring the high energy rocker "If I Thought You Cared" and the angst-ridden "The End." THE ELLERS will be extremely busy throughout 2011, so stay tuned.
THE ELLERS - Est. January 2009