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Elan Atias-Vocals; Sam Wright-Guitar; Andrew Espantman-Drums; Derrick Wong-Bass
Filtered through their deep respect of music and all its genres, White Elephant describes its sound as being a fusion of rock/pop and reggae/dub music. Their passionate, energetic vibe reaches music lovers of all ages and creates a feel-good atmosphere that people easily relate to-it is everything you would expect and more than you could have hoped for.
The roots of White Elephant can be traced back to the Southern California surf, skate, snowboard scene, and the beautiful beach lifestyle; yet their real bond comes from a common love of the heavily influential world of reggae music.
In June 2006, vocalist Elan Atias, the former singer for Bob Marley's band, The Wailers, released his debut album, Together as One. The album was produced by No Doubt's bassist Tony Kanal, and features Gwen Stefani, as well as some of the most amazing musicians and producers in Jamaican reggae culture. While touring with the likes of Carlos Santana, Cheb Khaled, and UB40, to name a few, Elan formed his band, which featured LA guitarist Sam Wright, who has performed and worked alongside Elan and many other various artists and producers (Rocky Dawuni, Michael Vail Blum, Andrew Lane, Devine Evans, etc.) Sam had been performing and writing with longtime friends, Andrew and Derrick. After showing Elan their newly written music, White Elephant was born. Together they created the perfect mix, resulting in many late-night jam sessions, perfecting and polishing their soon to be released album! White Elephant is currently writing and self-producing their album showcasing the magic that is Elan's voice, the talented creativity of Sam's guitar playing, the musical gifts of Andrew's drumming and Derrick's bass skills-all for the glory of making music and the personal redemption it promises.
With fans eagerly anticipating White Elephant's first planned tour; Live at the Circus, in Summer/Fall of 2011, and with their timeless, far-from-trendy-style talent, White Elephant will continue to leave its imprint on the world of entertainment and do what they do best: create music.