Born to a South African father and a mother from New York inthe very last year of the millennium. Raised on The Carpenters, Green Day, and80s New Wave. Her music inspiration first occurred at six years old when sheheard the haunting piano melody in “My Immortal” by Evanescence during afive-hour plane ride as she played it repeatedly. She immediately begged herparents for piano lessons and her musical journey began, usually practicing atfive in the morning before school each day much to her parents’ dismay.
Life changed when her family bought the game Rockband forXbox. After mastering the drums to The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “DaniCalifornia” on Expert Mode, Elise was determined to convince her parents thatshe now needed drum lessons. Honing her musical skills through The School ofRock and playing in her high school jazz band and the hard work of 10,000+hours of practicing, Elise has built a massive fanbase through herself-produced YouTube videos, social media platforms and touring both as a sololooping artist and with her band. She has performed on The Jimmy Kimmel Showand shot a video for the Amazon Prime Academy Award nominated picture “TheSound of Metal” which also featured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and PaulRaci, co-star of the movie.
Recently, Elise had the honor of writing songs with AndySummers from The Police and playing drums in Seals band. Elise is currentlywriting with some of the top writers in Nashville and Los Angeles as she isworking towards her first full album release planned for early 2022.
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