Element 22

Element 22


Element 22 is an adult alternative band that plays a growing list of original material as well as covers of songs by Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, and many others.


The members of Element 22 met in the summer of 2003, and they have been playing together in a variety of settings ever since. The band has played around with a lot of styles, but they have settled in on a mix between adult alternative and southern rock. The main drive of the group is to keep the music fresh and evolving, so Element 22 does not shy away from experimenting with the music.

James Keirstead comes from a classical music background, and he actually tunes his bass like a cello. His tuning allows him a range and flexibility that standard tuning prohibits. Because of his training, James brings a very original approach to rock music.

Ron Brown has had the opportunity to play a number of clubs and venues in a variety of styles of music. Ron is always looking to push the music further and to get the absolute best out of every song.

Michael and Rebecca moved to Charlotte in 2003 from Nashville, TN. They bring the passion of the Music City to Charlotte in their tight harmonies.

Set List

Element 22 can perform as a full band with a drum set; or the band can perform in an acoustic setting with congas.

Michael is also available for solo acoustic gigs.

We currently have a list of five originals:

Nothing to Do
Turn It Around
New Beginning
Easy Way Out
Only Source

We have a variety of styles in covers. Some of covers include...

Element 22 Setlist

1. Takin' Care of Business // Bachman Turner Overdrive
2. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet // Bachman Turner Overdrive
3. Come Together // Beatles
4. Run-Around // Blues Traveler
5. For What It's Worth // Buffalo Springfield
6. Change the World // Clapton, Eric
7. Susie Q // Creedence Clearwater Revival
8. Everyday is a Winding Road // Crow, Sheryl
9. My Favorite Mistake // Crow, Sheryl
10. Lie in Our Graves // Dave Matthews Band
11. Stay // Dave Matthews Band
12. Too Much // Dave Matthews Band
13. Killing Me Softly // Fugees
14. All Right Now // Free
15. Some Kind of Wonderful // Grand Funk Ra