Element Blue

Element Blue

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Element Blue is a power pop cover band from Milwaukee, WI. Known for their high energy live performances and signature mix of hits spanning the last 25 years, to revved up dance tunes played like never before.

Biography

Summer of 2001 - Bob Simko and Tim Walsh form the band after a chance meeting at a music store in Waukesha, WI . Looking to get exposure, Bob pens "Goin' to Afghanistan", a rock parody about Osama Bin Laden immediately after 9/11. The song was based on the melody of "Back in the USSR" and distributed to local radio stations. Within days, several Milwaukee stations pick up the tune, most notably 102.1 (the old WLUM) and 95 WIIL Rock out of Kenosha. The song sparked immediate interest from the local bar scene and the band was on it's way.

Influenced heavily by the guitar sound of the '80's (think whammy bars, pick scrapes, and harmonics) Element Blue has strived to set itself apart from the typical '80's cover band. The band prides itself on not just performing great songs, but also tunes that you forgot you loved. In addition, they're not afraid to perform songs done by some of the greatest ladies in rock too.

Evolving over the years, Element Blue added local veteran Kurt Rakowski on bass in 2004, and lead guirtarist Pete Gorski to the lineup in 2006. The band has honed it's live show to create a party atmosphere and pulls out a few surprises to keep things interesting. How many bands will take "Ice Ice Baby" and turn it into a full blown rocker?

Their onstage chemistry combined with he fact that these guys personally really like they music they play makes for a great live act. An Element Blue show spans the best of the last 25 years and always guarantees a good time to be had by all.

Set List

The band typically performs 3 sets ranging from 60-70 minutes per set, with 2 breaks about 20-25 minutes in between. Although new songs are added to almost every show, the current set list is as follows:

HOLIDAY /GREEN DAY
SMALL THINGS /BLINK 182
GEL /COLLECTIVE SOUL
GOOD /BETTER THAN EZRA
DEVIL INSIDE /INXS
INSIDE OUT/ EVE 6
NO MATTER WHAT /BADFINGER
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT /BEASTIE BOYS
OWN WORST ENEMY / LIT
VERTIGO / U2
REBEL YELL /BILLY IDOL
NO MORE MR. NICE GUY /ALICE COOPER
LONG TRAIN RUNNING /DOOBIE BROTHERS
CELEBRITY SKIN / HOLE
HEY JEALOUSY /THE GIN BLOSSOMS
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER / BLONDIE
TURNING JAPANESE /THE VAPORS
FUNKYTOWN / PSEUDO ECHO
THE BREAKUP SONG /GREG KIHN
NEW GIRL NOW / HONEYMOON SUITE
RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM / TOM PETTY
DANCING WITH MYSELF/BILLY IDOL
LOVE ROLLER COASTER / CHILI PEPPERS
INTERSTATE LOVE SONG /STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
CALLING DR. LOVE /KISS
WALL OF SLEEP/ SMITHEREENS
I NEED TO KNOW/ TOM PETTY
FLY ME COURAGEOUS/