eli james grew up in the Pacific North West moving from place to place with his brothers and father. eli would spend countless hours going to his fathers practices and rehearsals whenever he could, falling asleep in front of his fathers band rehearsals like a rock n roll lullaby. And after years of growing up in the 80s hair metal lifestyle with his father, eli realized his own destiny was in music.
In 2005, eli put himself in a position to travel all over the U.S. and Canada to write music. After a few years of traveling and creating his studio eli had the opportunity to work with Producer John Ryan (STYX, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers etc). So with this great opportunity eli packed up and moved to Los Angeles to work with one of the greats. In due time, his is where he’d meet Adam Williams (of Adam Williams Presents). In collaboration with Adam, the “ Remix Drum Show” AKA “The elijames Experience”** was born. With eli’ s custom LED Drum Kit (aka the GLO Kit) and the hottest tracks by today’s top artists. Eventually evolving this into his own solo show mixing his favorite tracks with his own original tunes, while drumming and controlling his own light show, all at the same time! “The DJ will never be the same again”.
**”The elijames Experience” this is eli james hard at work. He is a drummer/dj/musician/producer and programmer, who is “breaking boundaries” as the “Modern One Man Band”. He drums and spins the tunes we all want to hear, all while providing a visual treat via a custom light show that includes his LED drum/Glo kit!
eli james has been lucky enough to perform with, share the stage with and/or has cameos in major Music Videos for MANY different projects and artists..
Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO, The Pussycat Dolls, Micky Avalon, Neon Trees, Skrillex, Policics (Japan), Ebony Bones (UK), Featured in Julien-K (aka ORGY and Dead By Sunrise) Music Video, Europe/UK Tour w/Julien-K opening for MSI, Vera Mesmer, The Dark, Little Red Radio, Viva City, Hell and Lula, The Spell just to name a few..
Most recently, eli plays packed houses as “The elijames Experience” and plays the drums for Julien-K!
Tons more in the making.