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About Us

The elms were an american rock & roll band, active from 2000.

JOHN
JOHN
Meet the voice of this band – the lead vocalist, John. He’s got a magically mellowing voice that has been winning hearts since 2000!
PAUL
PAUL
This one’s the instrument wizard of this band! Paul wonderfully plays the Djembe, the piano and even the violin! Also credits to him for lending additional vocals!
SILVIA
SILVIA
Silvia is the female lead, and also the bass guitarist of this band – and she does set the stage on fire with her powerful voice and effortlessly fluid manner of playing the guitar!
KATURO
KATURO
The drum master, Katuro! This guy spells magic on fans and others with his mind-blowing drumming skills!

Our Story

We’re a bunch of music enthusiasts, who are bonded with one single purpose – to create music that makes a difference! And just like the genre of music we create, we have been on a rocking and rolling roller coaster journey ever since!

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

JOHNNY MACK • MUSIC ENTHUSIAST

The elms released four full-length studio albums, all of which are available on itunes & spotify.

Behind The Scenes

The effort, the fun, the immense trials and errors that go into composing one melody!

Latest Events

The Elms: American Most Iconic Band

By | October 5th, 2018|Categories: The Elms|

The Elms were an American shake and move band known for their type of rootsy, blues-based shake, with the quintessence of the music of the 60s and 70s. Owen Thomas and Thomas Daugherty met while going to grade school together in Missouri. The two shared an energy for music, and regularly recorded unique melodies into handheld recording devices as a diversion. Following evaluation school, Owen and Christopher Thomas migrated to Seymour, Indiana. Following their take-off from the band Just Visiting in 2000, the Thomas siblings marked an account contract with EMI-claimed Gospel music name Sparrow Records to dispatch their next undertaking, which they named The Elms after their relatives’ instructing house in London, England.

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They requested the association of Daugherty, who had been playing in different bands in his home-territory of Missouri. Daugherty joined The Elms in mid-2000 and contributed guitar to the finishing of The Elms’ presentation collection, The Big Surprise. The band offered the job of bassist to Nathan Bennett, whom they had known for quite a long while as a result of his contribution with Indiana-based musical gang A.M. Drive. Bennett declined the underlying offer, as his very own band was amidst making new material. Keith Miller joined the band on bass guitar in the wake of meeting the band at a concert on New Year’s Eve 2000. The Elms quickly started to gather basic acclaim for their unruly live exhibitions, the unit’s tight melodic introduction, and for Owen Thomas’ mature lyrical content and melodic sensibilities. Keith Miller left The Elms in Summer 2003 to come back to school. Nathan Bennett was declared as the band’s new bassist in late 2003, and the lineup went unaltered all through the length of The Elms’ presence.

On June 1, 2010, The Elms reported on their site that the band would disband in Summer 2010.

10 years of rock & roll!

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events|

THE ELMS are celebrating 10 fantastic years as a band in 2010! The boys joined forces in 2000 and released their debut album, The Big Surprise, in February 2001. Over 900 shows and four critically-acclaimed albums later, the band have impacted audiences worldwide, and are currently plotting several exciting projects to coincide with their decade together!

Make sure to keep up with the happenings in the next several weeks as very interesting news emerges regarding live appearances, an expansive and exciting new music release commemorating the band’s history, future plans, and more! If you’re not already on the email list, join it HERE to stay in the loop, or follow the band on TWITTER.

In their final performance!

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Live Dates|

On July 30, 2010, THE ELMS performed together for the final time in front of a sold-out, wildly enthusiastic and gracious audience at Indianapolis rock club Radio Radio. The show was the most expansive and ambitious of the band’s entire career, lasting an incredible four-plus hours and culling songs from every corner of THE ELMS’ catalog.

The reciprocal energy from band to audience was intensely palpable all night long, beginning with the five-minute ovation that the crowd offered as THE ELMS took the stage to an orchestral recording of David Bowie’s “Changes.” From there, the band launched into “Promises,” the beloved b-side track that opens the brand-new retrospective collection, Stoppin’ On A Dime: Live & Rare 2000-2010.

Fans and press alike have already described the show as THE ELMS’ finest ever – from the ear-splitting sing-alongs, to the tearful quiet moments, to the sweat-drenched, barnburning finale. Stories and candid reflective banter from the band abounded throughout the show, which even included an impromptu singing of “Happy Birthday” by the audience to Owen Thomas, who celebrated his birthday the day before the show.

The extraordinary event was filmed in HD and will be released at a date to be announced soon. Indianapolis’ premiere entertainment magazine, NUVO Newsweekly, offered a stellar review of the show, calling the event “…epic, anthemic… [The Elms] went out on their own terms.” A reviewer from InReview.net has also posted a glowing take on the show, calling it “…one of the most amazing live sessions I had ever heard and seen.”

Final show poster!

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Live Shows|

At THE ELMS’ final, sold-out concert on July 30 2010, all attendees were given a special 11×17 commemorative show poster to mark the historic occasion. We are happy to announce that a limited quantity of these posters have now become available here at TheElms.net!

Design was completed by Benji Peck for B Positive Studios, and the posters are printed on 12-point glossy paperstock. Each poster has been personally autographed by the members of THE ELMS. As the poster reads, these exclusive prints represent the end of an era in rock & roll and are a wonderful visual reminder of the life and work of THE ELMS. Order yours quickly!

Join the boys online!

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events|

In an effort to keep in close touch with all of you who so wonderfully supported THE ELMS for 10 years, Owen, Chris, Thom, and Nathan have all started or maintain personal sites/profiles which we’ve listed below for your easy access. Join and follow the boys on the sites below today!

(*Please note that as of 8.8.10 even Chris, a notorious Internet recluse, has started a Facebook profile… a miracle tonight!)

The last band on earth

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Concerts|

TheElms.net is pleased to announce that the long-awaited concert/documentary film built around the band’s final show last July will be entitled, “The Last Band On Earth: A Film About THE ELMS.” The feature-length film is in its editing stages now, and will contain nearly 20 song performances from THE ELMS’ final sold-out show, plus exclusive footage with the members of the band as they recount and chronicle their 10-year creative lifetime together. Additional features and performances will accompany the physical release, which will be made available on high-definition Blu-ray disc.

A 45-second pre-trailer has been issued HERE (or watch at YouTube HERE). The film will be stewarded and released by Absorb Pictures and Trust, Inc., and is expected later this year. More details will follow soon, and release dates will be posted here at TheElms.net as soon as they are available.

If you don’t already, follow the boys in the band on Twitter by using links in the post below, and stay tuned as this exciting final release from THE ELMS nears!