Elise Trouw

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Elise Trouw
Trouw in 2017
Trouw in 2017
Background information
Birth nameElise Ashlyn Trouw
Also known asElise
Born (1999-04-27) April 27, 1999 (age 22)
Newport Beach, California, U.S
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Years active2015-present
LabelsIndependent
Websitewww.elisetrouw.com

Elise Ashlyn Trouw (born April 27, 1999) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Newport Beach, California to parents Arie and Anne, Trouw moved to San Diego at an early age. At six, she learned to play the piano with the intent of being able to play "My Immortal" by Evanescence. At age ten, she started drum lessons with instructor Dave Blackburn in Fallbrook, California, after playing the faux drums on the video game Rock Band.[1]

Trouw attended The Bishop's School (La Jolla) from 7th to 11th grade, graduating before her senior year to pursue her music career. While attending Bishop's she was also selected to be a member of the Grammy Foundation's Grammy Camp alumni band, allowing her to perform alongside Sam Hunt at Club Nokia on February 11, 2016.[2]

Career[edit]

On February 24, 2017, Trouw released her ten-song debut album, Unraveling, under her own label, Goober Records based in San Diego.[3][4] The album features Trouw on drums, vocals, guitar, piano, and bass guitar; the tracks were mixed and mastered by Alan Sanderson and Christopher Hoffee.[5] Trouw appeared as the drummer on Fox Wilde's "Soap" music video on April 4, 2017.[6] On May 7, 2017, Trouw celebrated the release of her debut album and her 18th birthday at The Loft at the University of California, San Diego.[7]

In late 2017 and early 2018, she released two live looping mashup videos that achieved a considerable amount of virality on Facebook and YouTube.[8]

She was signed in November 2015 to a one album record deal by Pacific Records of San Diego, California.[9] In September 2016, she left Pacific Records, buying out her contract, and retaining all rights to her music.[10] As of October, 2016, she has released four singles, "X Marks the Spot", "She Talking", "Your Way", and "Burn". In February 2017 she released her first album, Unraveling.

She is currently listed as an endorsed artist by Pearl Drums, Paiste Cymbals and Regaltip.[11][12][13]

Trouw appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 8, 2018 after being bumped from the January 30, 2018 episode. She was the first artist to be featured on the circular lobby stage at the show where she performed a Foo Fighters / Bobby Caldwell mash up, as well as the song "Awake."[14]

Critical reception[edit]

In 2016, she was listed as one of San Diego's best new bands by SoundDiego [15] and was named 2017 "Breakout Artist" by NBC 7's SoundDiego.[16]

Influences[edit]

Her influences include Radiohead, The Police, Adele, John Mayer, and Tower of Power.[17][18]

Discography[edit]

  • Unraveling (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Andy (October 24, 2016). "Interview with: Elise Trouw". Odyssey. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Bishop's School". January 15, 2016. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Unraveling - Elise Trouw | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-05-07
  4. ^ "Unraveling Album Release". January 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Kim, Andy (October 24, 2016). "Interview with: Elise Trouw". Odyssey. Archived from the original on October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Premiere: Fox Wilde's classic-themed "Soap" music video". April 4, 2017. Archived from the original on June 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "San Diego record roundup (May)". May 3, 2017. Archived from the original on July 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Meet the Elise Trouw".
  9. ^ Hyde, Gary (November 15, 2015). "Hockey, Horses, and Elise". Clairemont Times. Archived from the original on October 2, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  10. ^ Hyde, Gary (October 1, 2016). "Talking Music with Gary Hyde: This Month Elise Trouw". Clairemont Times. Archived from the original on October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Pearl Drums Endorsement". March 5, 2017. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Regal Tip Endorsement". March 5, 2017. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Paiste Cymbal Endorsement". July 15, 2017.
  14. ^ "Elise Trouw Performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live".
  15. ^ Lothspeich, Dustin (November 16, 2016). "8 of San Diego's Best New Artists". NBC. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "The 2017 SoundDiego Music Awards". NBC. December 22, 2017.
  17. ^ Campos, Giselle (April 7, 2016). "Oseas Villatoro X Elise Trouw". RG Magazine. Archived from the original on May 11, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OEVx25E4JQ

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