Elliott taps the strings and beats the body of his guitar to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs.
Elliott’s solo work incorporates acoustic guitar, tenor guitar and harp guitar along with his singing. When describing Elliott’s music in a best-selling book, writer and broadcaster Dave Gorman says ‘his guitar playing is intricate and skilful and his voice is strong and honest…heartfelt folky pop’. Elliott’s set comprises mainly original material, interspersed with unique cover arrangements and traditional songs.
In 2013, he won a prestigious Danny Kyle award for his performances at Celtic Connections international music festival in Glasgow.
In contrast to his acoustic solo work, Elliott is also lead guitarist with Dancing Lotus, the Lincolnshire / London-based rock-rap-hiphop-folk band who released ‘Kings Of Men’ in March 2012. Prior to Elliott becoming a permanent member of the band, ‘Spend Some Time’, a collaborative single he wrote and recorded with them, topped the iTunes singer / songwriter chart at number 1.
“Lovely playing” – Martin Carthy
“Super-talented” – Acoustic Magazine