Emmett Elvin has been playing piano since three years old, guitar since seven and nose flute and euphonium since nine. Actually started out playing drums in his first band (The Grommets) at thirteen.
He has worked with an eclectic assortment of groovy people including Keith Levene, Ed Harcourt and Plaid/Kushti before going on to join Chrome Hoof, Knifeworld and Guapo. Believes that genre is as important to music as avocados are to cluster bombing. He has a musician stepdad to thank for this woeful lack of prejudice, exposing him to Cecil Taylor, The Who and Bela Bartok, often all at once.
Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, located between Dr Feelgood and These New Puritans. Lived in rural Suffolk for a long time attempting to make music. Relocated to London at the end of the last century when some kind soul revealed that's where all the other musicians had been hiding.
He generates around 30-40 new pieces of music every year with no idea where they will end up. Most of them find homes but he maintains a small musical orphanage for the genuinely unlistenable. He hopes to have completed 60 albums by next Thursday.