My Elysian was started by Alexandria (Alex) and Alison in early 2007. The two women first took the stage as an acoustic project. Their first show, in summer of 2007, was a memorial benefit show for Flight 93. After playing a few acoustic covers and the first version of their song, "Never Forgotten", the girls received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback.
After writing enough songs to record a demo, Alison and Alex joined forces with producer Logan Mader. The songs naturally took a heavier route, and My Elysian was born.
Mader engineered and produced My Elysian's first two heavy songs, "Face Yourself" and "Demise". Upon completion of this demo, the girls decided to create a crushing heavy rock band while continuing to keep the beautiful singing melodies that define My Elysian.
The ladies' first choice to take the reigns of bassist was Rice. Rice agreed to jam, and eventually became a member of My Elysian. Rice's high energy, stage presence, and unprecedented talent was the perfect addition to My Elysian.
Shortly thereafter, Mario G. joined forces with My Elysian. Mario's raw talent, passion, and stage presence was a great fit.
In 2009, My Elysian worked with Marcos Curiel of POD. Marcos helped arrange and produce songs like "Over", "Come with me", and "Stand Up".
In 2010, the band joined forces yet again with producer Logan Mader. The band recorded 3 new songs: "Break Me Down", "Circus", and "Get Clean." In support of this new demo, the band shot and released their first music video for their song "Break Me Down."
The video can be viewed on VIMEO at: http://vimeo.com/18790374 and on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6jpfmC35aU.mov
My Elysian released their first self-titled album in January, 2011. The album is available on iTunes and Amazon! In summer of 2011, My Elysian's first album was nominated at 2011's San Diego Music Awards for Best Hard Rock Album.
Currently, Alex and Alison are getting ready to release their follow up EP. They just released their latest single "Home" and "Don't Come Knocking". See them live at a venue near you!