The Elemeno Peas are a funk/soul/R n' B band based out of London, Ontario. From humble beginnings playing at student university parties, the Peas have slowly and steadily gained a reputation for being top rated musical entertainment. Honing their skills while attending school at Western, the band has matured, expanded their playlist and marketability, and built an impressive resume. The Peas play a range of music and styles, yet never stray too far from danceable music. Their originals get steady rotation amongst a crowd-pleasing repertoire of covers.
The Elemeno Peas are currently an 8-piece band, with Jenn Kee as their latest addition on vocals. The 3-piece horn section includes J.J. Perlingieri on sax, Dan Hickey on trombone, and Glenn Waugh on trumpet. The rhythm section is comprised of Dave Curto on drums and backing vocals, Dony Bullen on bass, Steve Glowala on keys, and Steve Curto on guitar. Their setlist is comprised of both original music and covers.
The Elemeno Peas were nominated for Artist of the Year and Best R&B/Soul Artist at the 2006 London Music Awards, and won the award for Best R&B/Soul Artist. They were also nominated for a 2006 Jack Richardson Music Award, and appeared at both the North by Northeast Festival (2006 & 2007), and Canadian Music Week (2006).
Jenn Kee - lead vocals
Steve Curto - guitar
Dony Bullen - bass guitar
Steve Glowala - keyboard, vocals
Dave Curto - drums, vocals
Glenn Waugh - trumpet
J.J. Perlingieri - sax
Dan Hickey - trombone
The Elemeno Peas - Self-Titled EP
1. Ian is a Girl
2. Tellin' Ya Lies
6. Not Comin' Back for More
7. Big Deal
The Elemeno Peas - Green Means Go
2. Anything & Everything
3. The Last Time
5. Outta the Funk
6. Salt & Pepper
7. Rid of You
NxNE - Elemeno Peas at the Black Bull
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Elemeno Peas@The Black Bull Tuesday June 13, 2006 @ 12:00 PM By: ChartAttack.com Staff Band: E...Elemeno Peas@The Black Bull
Tuesday June 13, 2006 @ 12:00 PM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff
Band: Elemeno Peas
Hometown: London, ON
Venue: The Black Bull
Date: June 10, 2006
Reporter: Emma Sadowski
A fun and full sounding nine-piece funk and soul band armed with a massive horn section, bluesy bass guitar and everything in between.
Elemeno Peas can make any rainy day bright as their attitude to the music they play is nothing but rainbows and sunshine. They put on an upbeat show that got the early audience at The Black Bull cheering for more.
Lead singer Andrea Wettstein had the crowd in the palm of her hand. The Black Bull reached maximum capacity during the band's set, which is unusual for an 8 p.m. slot at NXNE.
Two words best describe the Elemeno Peas: good times. Funky, soulful and bluesy, the band made it difficult not to like them. They performed classics like "Respect" with ample energy.
Other Skills And Areas Of Interest
The reaction from the audience means the Elemeno Peas have a strong fanbase. Not overly dressed but looking nice, it's evident that they approach their musical career with professionalism and have the drive to take it further than university bars.
LMNOP's Put on Rockin' Show
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Source: The Gazette Date: Thursday February 17th 2005 Type: Letter to the Editor LMNOPs put on ...Source: The Gazette
Date: Thursday February 17th 2005
Type: Letter to the Editor
LMNOPs put on Rockin’ Show
To the Editor:
Last Friday evening, we and several of our friends made our way down to The Spoke to hang out after dinner, and we were amazed by the entertainment we happened to stumble across. The LMNOP’s – We assume composed of Western music students – put on one of the most amazing concerts we had ever seen, rivaling that of most famous acts. They presented a delightful mix of old school funk, jazz, ska and rock, all pleasantly integrated into a first rate performance, highlighted by the professionalism and skill of each individual player. Whether it was an unexpected-yet-incredible drum solo performance of Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick” or a full-blown rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September” with some incredible original material thrown in, they truly blew the crowd away. Talent like the LMNOP’s is rarely seen – not only in indie music circles, but also by many professional musicians – and should be heard by everyone. It’s unfortunate that performances of this caliber are not better publicized, because this is extraordinarily high quality entertainment found right here on campus at no cost at all. Congrats to the LMNOP’s – you put on a hell of a show and we hope to catch the next one.
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The Elemeno Peas have the Sound
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The Elemeno Peas have the sound by Sean Goble Interrobang The Elemeno Peas: Caught at “The Spoke”...The Elemeno Peas have the sound
by Sean Goble
The Elemeno Peas: Caught at “The Spoke” March 12, 2005
Next Gig: Only Gig Scheduled at the moment unfortunately is the Music Faculty Formal April 8.
Say their name out loud and you’ll get it. Sometimes there are live recordings that are infinitely better than live performances (Avril Lavigne, Our Lady Peace) and then there are acts that create such as great live show that recordings pail. The Elemeno Peas are the latter. This ten-piece funk band, made up largely of music students from UWO (with their bio emphatically proclaiming the inclusion of one History major) has chops to spare. I don’t often run across a band that is as universally strong musically as this one. While they pepper their sets with covers like soul standards such as Aretha Franklin’s Respect, the fact that their original stuff is as strong as any of the covers is testimony to their future as a band. The crowd, though perhaps a little sympathetically stacked with music students went nuts over this group, singing along with their originals as well as the old standards. But above anything else, this band just looked like they were having fun and that fun was contagious. Not once did they sacrifice their musicality for a stage gimmick or joke, instead infusing their songs with an overall energy. Their image may need a little work, as the combination of tucked in plaid and rock star among the group members didn’t sit well with me but their overall performance was spectacular. If you get a chance, catch these guys live. They don’t have a CD to recommend but if they did I would, though the tracks on their web page are poorly recorded live recordings that don’t reflect the talent of the band. Their sound and music is fun and a live horn section adds an amazing amount of energy to the act. Overall I’d give them 4 out of 5 with the definite potential for a perfect 5 with a couple of tweaks.
The Elemeno Peas' setlists are approximately 50 minutes long. A set consists of 10 high-energy songs, but include the occasional ballad if appropriate. Peas sets are a mix of originals and covers. Often sets are designed to meet the specific needs of each performance.
The Elemeno Peas cover:
Earth, Wind and Fire
The Isley Brothers
Martha and the Vandellas
Sam and Dave
There are no upcoming dates at this time.