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Elliot Minor

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York, England (2005 – present)

Band Members:
Alex Davies - vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, violin, strings/choral/orchestral arrangements
Ed Minton - vocals, rhythm guitar, violin
Dan Hetherton - drums, backing vocals
Ed Hetherton - bass guitar, cello

Former Band Members:
Ali Paul - keyboards

Elliot Minor are a classically influenced rock band from York, England. The group originally started off as an acoustic duo between Alex Davies and Ed Minton. The two met at Uppingham School and in 2005 , they took a gap year to focus on their music. It was during this time that Alex bumped into childhood friend Dan Hetherton and invited him to a band practice. Dan later joined as the band’s drummer and his brother, Ed Hetherton, was recruited shortly after to play bass. Alex then brought in another childhood friend, Ali Paul, to join as their keyboardist. They named themselves The Academy (later changed due to legal reasons) and got to work recording songs in a recording studio called Mavehole Studios that Alex built in his home.

Collectively, the members of Elliot Minor play a wide variety of musical instruments including violin, piano, clarinet, cello, double bass, saxophone, guitar and drums. Among their influences they cite Jack’s Mannequin, Green Day, Something Corporate, The Used, Muse, Queen, Anberlin, The Beach Boys, John Williams, James Horner, Tom Newman, Hans Zimmer and Simon & Garfunkel.

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  • Jesscaaa

    Still holding out for the day that they announce a comeback, or at the very least a few final farewell shows.

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    No matter how much your taste in music changes over the years parallel worlds will always be amazing. [2] I don't understand how could they be so forgotten, not many listeners nowadays. Their first album is still fantastic.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • howdling

    They need to come back already.[11]

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • NickLovesATL

    They need to come back already.[10]

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mickeymait

    They need to come back already.[9]

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • CarolineHoij

    They need to come back already.[8]

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Parade_

    They need to come back already.[7]

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • tortACh

    They need to come back already.[6]

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Whelanmk

    Can't believe it was 7 years ago when I first heard them :(

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Peters91

    They need to come back already.[5]

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tortACh

    пиздатая группа!

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • NightHuntressXx

    No matter how much your taste in music changes over the years parallel worlds will always be amazing xD

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • erricca

    I remember how popular they were around the time of their first album, now I never hear about them (2) I was so obsessed with The White One Is Evil and Jessica...

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Parade_

    They need to come back already.[4]

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • NightHuntressXx

    They need to come back already.[3]

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mickeymait

    They need to come back already.[2]

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Jesscaaa

    They need to come back already.

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tortACh

    Discover (Why The Love Hurts) <3

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Ngawee

    good

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • LC-Intelligent

    I remember how popular they were around the time of their first album, now I never hear about them

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
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