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Elijah Wood

PERFORMS WITH: Exist Elsewhere


About the Artist

Elijah Wood is a gifted, hard-working, in-demand drummer who is fast becoming one of the next generation’s “best of the best.” At only 18 years old, Elijah is definitely an artist to keep an eye out for.

The rising star has been surrounded by music and the arts throughout his entire life. His grandfather was a painter, his grandmother a concert pianist, his mother a professional vocalist, and his father a violinist and founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Elijah has been the drummer in The Mark Wood Experience since 2006, is an integral part of Mark’s Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) music education program, and has performed in front of thousands of people in a wide variety of performance settings over the years. He also is a member of indie electro-rock pop band Exist Elsewhere whose hugely successful 2014 Reach Tour was put together to raise awareness for bullying. Their new EP, Beginnings is out now!

As a mentor to the young music makers involved in the EYS program, Elijah coaches the drummers and percussionists. As a peer, he influences them by the choices he’s made and the way he performs. And, as a role model, Elijah is an advocate for music education-all of which are responsibilities he gladly accepts.

With a strong musical foundation, a rapidly growing international fan base and a constant commitment to reaching the next level, Elijah is well on his way to becoming a successful and influential drummer, musician and artist.

We asked... Why Gretsch?

I’ve always admired the sound that Gretsch drums produced as well as the company’s incredible history in the industry. I am so honored to be a part the family.

Recordings you've played on

Exist Elsewhere - Beginnings (EP)
Exist Elsewhere - Bloodstream (Single)
Elijah Wood - Somnium (Single)

Influences

John Bonham
Taylor Hawkins
Mike Portnoy
Ray Luzier
Ronald Bruner
Jeff Plate

Advice

If music is what you’re passionate about, go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re bad at it or you can’t do it. Because, if in your heart you know you can succeed, you will.

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