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Background information
Origin Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England
Genre(s) Post-Britpop
Dream Pop
New prog
Years active 1997—present
Label(s) V2 Records
Fiction Records
Website Website
Guy Garvey
Mark Potter
Craig Potter
Richard Jupp
Pete Turner

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Elbow Overview


Elbow are a British alternative rock band. Members of the band first played together in 1990 at The Corner Pin pub in Ramsbottom, Bury, a borough of Greater Manchester. The band currently retain their original line-up of lead vocalist and lyricist Guy Garvey, guitarist Mark Potter, keyboardist Craig Potter, bassist Pete Turner and drummer Richard Jupp. They have released four (top twenty) studio albums, three EPs and seven top forty singles in the UK. The band is named after a line in the book The Singing Detective. A character (Philip Marlowe) says that the word "elbow" is the most sensuous word in the English language; not for its definition, but for how it feels to say it.

Build a Rocket Boys! (2011) The Seldom Seen Kid (2008) Leaders Of The Free World (2005) Cast Of Thousands (2003) Asleep In The Back (2001)

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Elbow Bring The Love To London At Second O2 Arena Gig

March 30, 2011
Elbow staged a love-in as they played the second of two gigs at London's O2 Arena last night (March 29). The Manchester band thrilled fans with a set weighted heavily in favour of their new album, 'Build A Rocket Boys!'.   Read more 

Elbow To Warm-Up For U2 At Glastonbury Festival 2011

March 7, 2011
Elbow have joined the line-up for the Glastonbury festival, it’s been announced. The band, who released new album 'Build a Rocket Boys!' today (March 7), are booked to appear on the Pyramid Stage ahead of the first night headliners U2, organiser Emily Eavis confirmed.  Read more 

Adele, Take That, Elbow, JLS To Perform On Comic Relief's Red Nose Day

March 7, 2011
Adele and Take That are among the stars set to perform on this year’s Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. Elbow, JLS, The Wanted and Annie Lennox will also perform at the event, to be broadcast by the BBC on March 18.  Read more 

Beyonce At Glastonbury Will Be 'Fantastic', Elbow's Guy Garvey Says

February 17, 2011
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has said Beyonce will provide a “fantastic finish” to this year's Glastonbury festival. The US singer is set to headline the final night of this year's festival, which runs from June 24-26.  Read more 

Elbow Set To Return To Early Sound For New Album 'Build, A Rocket Boys'

January 18, 2011
Elbow are set to return to the sound of debut 'Asleep in the Back' for their new album, it has been revealed. 'Build, A Rocket Boys', the follow-up to their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning album 'The Seldom Seen Kid', will be released on March 7.  Read more 

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