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Elu
FROM
Albuquerque, NM
MUSICAL GENRE
World
LABEL
Eroica Records/Mettro Studio
ADDITIONAL INFO
Elu has been invited to participate in the Music for Peace CD compilation and tour in Asia. Elu and Eroica’s musical talent has been invited to play in Rome, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. No musical dates have yet been set.

Elu is currently in production of their 4th release, which is expected out later this year.

This band was added to our database on July 18, 2003, and the band's information was last updated 15 years ago. Elu is responsible for keeping this band's information up to date. This page has been viewed 11755 time(s).
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DESCRIPTION
Elu is an “up and coming” New Age/Pop/World group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the creation of Jeffrey Mettling, 5 time award winning recording artist with 16 nominations for "best musical production" as recognized by the New Mexico Music Industry Association "NMMIA". Jeff is the creative energy and driving force behind the music including writing, arrangements, performance and production. Elu’s music is created by the use of multi-tone samplers and live instruments, which contribute to the hybrid sound.
STYLES
New Age/Pop/World, ambient, electronica
INFLUENCES
Enigma, Sting, Garbage
SIMILAR ARTISTS
Elu’s music has been compared to Enigma, Enya, Sting, Deep Forest, and Delerium.
HISTORY
Recently signed to Eroica and Turn-on-Records, Elu has made the top 20 New Age/Ambient/Electronic play list in Italy, and has been featured on radio programming in Spain, Russia, Sweden and a few throughout the US. Elu’s past releases have reached the top 40 on the internet’s top music sites such as MP3.com, and IUMA.com, featured artist at dmusic.com, and are now available through most major on-line music venders such as Borders, Barnes and Nobel and Yahoo and others throughout the world.
MEMBERS
Élu's Jeff Mettling was born in Ada, Minnesota. He began playing violin at the age of 8 and changed to guitar at the age of 10 and formed his first band at the age of 16. He has a passion for music that continues today. He studied music throughout his teenage years and received numerous awards for his musical abilities. He later studied keyboards, bass and drums and has become an accomplished musician.

In 1994 he received his first local award for "Best Musical Production" as recognized by the New Mexico Music Industry Association, "NMMIA". For the next eight years he would earn 5 more awards and over 16 nominations for his music. His debut release entitled "LOVE" under the band name "ELU" reached the top 40 on MP3.com and the top 10 on "IUMA". He was also featured as a top 20 artist on the radio show "Dreams of a New Age" 88.1 FM, WMBR in Boston, MA and "Deep Space", Stargate radio program in Italy. The "LOVE" release received rave reviews from Listen.com, Visions Magazine and Kuelle Magazine.

Elu's newest permanent member is Kate Benton. Born in Canton Illinois, she has pursued a life in entertainment from an early age, beginning with children's theater at the age of five, and vocal training from age thirteen to the present.

She has spent time working on and featuring in several roles for comedic independent films, including writing and directing several dramatic works in Albuquerque, NM as well as backup performance with professional Las Vegas show companies. Kate's current focus lies in maintaining a constant creation of original lyrical pieces, poetry, melodies and vocals for Elu's musical partnership.
INSTRUMENTS
Synthesizers, Samplers, Electronic Drums, Guitar and other miscellaneous instruments.
REVIEWS
‘inimitable…adventurous’ - New Classics UK; ‘If you're ready to go into a state of meditative bliss, Elu can take you there. Quiet, nearly subliminal voices soothe your mind while layers of ambient synthesizer massage your senses’ – Listen.com; ‘Sinuous, sultry and seductive’ - Visions Magazine; ‘a not to be missed CD’ - Kuelle Magazine. Also listed in “Jazz ru” Russia; Atomic Pop, US; EnterTo Entertainment, San Francisco; Kweevak’s Tracks
ALBUMS
“Love” – 1999
“Sensuality 2002” – 2001
“December” – 2002
“Devotion” – Not yet released
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