Absent Elk

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Absent Elk
Origin United Kingdom, Norway
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2008 – Present
Labels Sony Music
Members Kjetil Mørland
Ric Wilson
James Penhallow
Ross Martin
Mike Hillman

Absent Elk are a British pop rock band who formed in 2008.[1] They have released two singles to date, and released their first album in October 2009. Their cover version of Girls Aloud's The Loving Kind posted on YouTube became a small phenomenon, and led to them being invited to support Girls Aloud on the first leg of their Out of Control Tour in spring 2009.[2] Their next YouTube cover, a rendition of Lady Gaga's Poker Face, was uploaded shortly before the announcement of a UK tour in June. The band's name comes from their Norwegian influence, as the band's lead vocalist, Kjetil Mørland, is from Norway.[1]

History[edit]

In 2008 the band supported headlining acts The Script[3] and The Hoosiers,[4] and in 2009 were invited to support Girls Aloud on the aforementioned tour. The band released Sun & Water in May, and toured the UK in June. Their debut album was released in October.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Release Date Label
Sun & Water 17 May 2009 Sony Music
Change My World November 2009
Emily 7 March 2010
Let Me Know (Radio Edit) 12 September 2010
Comfort or Amuse (Charity Single) 15 May 2011

Albums[edit]

Title Release Date Label
Caught in the Headlights 18 October 2009 Sony Music

Band members[edit]

  • Kjetil Mørland – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Ric Wilson – Drums, Backing Vocals
  • James Penhallow – Bass
  • Ross Martin – Guitar, Keyboard
  • Mike Hillman – Guitar, Backing Vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Band Bio". Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Shoreham band Absent Elk to tour with Girls Aloud". Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Tour Kicks Off". Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (10 February 2009). "New Band of the Day". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 March 2010. 

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