Elbow Biography

Elbow is an English alternative rock band consisting of Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Richard Jupp (drums, percussion), Craig Potter (keyboards, piano), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997, and have released six studio albums: Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Build a Rocket Boys! (2011), and The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014). All of their studio albums, as well as B-sides compilation Dead in the Boot (2012), have been placed in the top 15 of the British album charts, and seven of their singles have been placed in the top 40 of the British singles chart.

In 2008 Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group. In 2012 they released "First Steps", the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Elbow News

Elbow's Guy Garvey calls Vladimir Putin a 'big dafty' – watch

NME spoke to the band at Nos Alive festival in Portugal

  • Jul 14, 2014

Elbow wanted Benedict Cumberbatch for Glastonbury duet

Guy Garvey says he wanted the 'Sherlock' actor to 'rant' during a cover of Destiny's Child's 'Independent Women'

  • Jul 6, 2014

Elbow score first Number One album with 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything'

The quintet knocked Pharrell Williams' 'Girl' down to Number Three

  • Mar 16, 2014

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey admits using teleprompter at gigs to remember lyrics

Frontman of Manchester band says he is struggling to remember new album lyrics

  • Mar 15, 2014

Elbow battling Paloma Faith for Number One album

Manchester band's sixth album narrowly ahead at midweek point

  • Mar 12, 2014

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Elbow Reviews

Elbow - 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything'

Elbow - 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything'

The affable northerners play it too safe on their sixth album

  • Mar 7, 2014

Elbow - 'Dead In The Boot'

These B-sides show off Guy's gang's other moods

  • Aug 24, 2012

This Week's Singles Reviewed

Elbow, Wretch 32, Tom Vek

  • Aug 8, 2011

This Week's Singles Reviewed - 25/04/11

Elbow, Death Cab, Everything Everything

  • Apr 26, 2011

Album Review: Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys! (Fiction/Polydor)

Touching, inventive and teeming with goodwill

  • Mar 2, 2011

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