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.
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.