The Elison story should start with a fulfilled desire to play the saxophone at school, but instead starts with a short-lived stint as the chief and only bassoon player in the school orchestra. This led to a lengthy hiatus from music until school was left behind once and for all, although the faintly happy memories of a few lead singing parts in disappointing school shows had a career as a bed and bath crooner almost all but guaranteed. The necessary four guitar chords were learnt and the singing began. The lack of any real talent at this point meant it should have remained a private past time, but the surprising volume put out by this once bass blowing chest caught the attention of a few distant neighbours and their anger suggested at least one thing. The voice was strong.
The Elison story does start with singer/songwriter Matt Brown applying to the college run record label Incubator Records in 2004 and getting accepted onto their roster. They set about working on the artist and promptly told him his name was rubbish! Matt was somewhat put out by this as his Mother had given him that name, but when she learnt of the issue she came up with Elison and rest is history. A history we'll try to summarise here as it's almost two decades later and Elison is still here and has just released his fifth studio album.