Dennis Leslie Eliott (born 18 August 1950,Peckham, London) was the original drummer for the rock band, Foreigner. He played with the band from 1976 until leaving between 1991 and 1993. He went on to became a sculptor.
Dennis Leslie Elliott played the drums with his family band at age five in shows around London. As a teenager, he joined The Tea Set with his older brother Raymond, who sang and played trumpet. After The Tea Set, he became a member of The Shevelles at age sixteen. At eighteen, he played in the band Ferris Wheel and their album of the same name. When he was 19, Dennis joined the jazz/rock band If and recorded four LPs and toured Europe and the US with If through the spring of 1972. Dennis later went on to record four singles with The Roy Young Band.
Dennis Elliott with Maple Burl Wall Sculpture & Vessels.
He was the original drummer for Foreigner when the band started in 1976. He officially left in January 1993.
After leaving the music industry Elliott turned to sculpture, working primarily in the medium of wood. Self-taught, many of his works have been vessels made of burlwood, sculpted wall mirrors, wall sculptures, and orbital sculptures.
In 1990 Elliott and his wife, Iona, were rescued by the US Coast Guard after jumping from their yacht Charisma III which had caught fire. Elliott became a US citizen in 1993.
On January 9, 2013, Dennis Elliott joined Foreigner on stage at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida to play on one of the band's biggest hits, "Hot Blooded".
At The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida on January 15, 2015 Foreigner were joined on stage by Elliott and former bassist Rick Wills to play "Hot Blooded".