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The Elyisums. East Coast Grunge from Philadelphia PA.
Our shows are as chaotic as the chaos that surrounds us.
John Bielesch –GUITAR AND VOX
At the age of 11 John started playing the guitar. Knowing that music was either 100% or nothing, he stepped back from music for a time to take care of his family. When John was younger everyone said he should start a Nirvana tribute band. So Many years later around November 2015 that's just what he did. He began to formulate the plan to embrace his similarities with the deceased rocker Kurt Cobain and then started a band. John thought if he was going to do this he really wanted to re-create the spirit of Nirvana's live shows that so many had missed. He knew he just had to find the right members. Keeping it simple as a three piece would make the band stable and true to the original lineup. So he launched his search and within a few months the band was born.
The rest is future history.
The Elysiums are an original band formed by John Sage in 2016. They have released their debut album, Heartless, on April 5, 2019 mixed and mastered by 9 time Grammy winner Joe Nicolo. Armed with Gary May on guitar, Kat Bohn on Bass, and Phil Eubanks on drums.
Check out our complete debut album Heartless on YouTube, Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes. Subscribe on YouTube for all our content including live videos.
You can always find us playing alongside our friends at Grunge-A-Palooza.
Catch the vibes,