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From the small town of Tawas City Michigan comes Ellanar, a band a little out of the ordinary. While highly entertaining to watch covering songs by their inspirations live at any of the numerous local bars around the area, an emphasis on catchy, yet intriguing songwriting is clearly present when you hear their original work. Songs like “Round” and “Deceived” are pretty straight forward rockers, yet only show the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this bands creativity. Their song “Lover’s Fight” for example clocks in at over 8 minutes and features some of the most aggressive and precise riffing seen from this band and many others alike. “Silence”, practically a ballad, and also “Appresheate“, shows the softer more sensitive side of a band whose main mission is to have a great time doing what they love.

Ellanar started as a metal band in drummer Jesse Whitfords basement along with bassist Chris Robb and guitarists Donnie Venson and Roger Marchbanks, in the middle of nowhere with three songs. They soon realized that if Ellanar had any chances of being heard they would need to break out of that genre and find a phenomenally talented vocalist. Luckily for them, one of their best friends, vocalist/keyboardist Kasey Kirk had the itch to get back into music and thus the band was formed. After playing some out of town shows, the band got their first hometown exposure on a float in Tawas City’s Fourth of July parade. This landed them a gig in the local Oktoberfest festival and turned bar owners around the area onto this unusually entertaining band. Many bar gigs have been soon to follow and it seems that the word is out on these five humble entertainers from a small town famous for nothing but unemployment and tourism. Looking toward the future, Ellanar has been taking every opportunity they can get their hands on. Whether it be another bar show, a battle of the bands, or even a biker club or two, whether there are 15 people or 1,000, Ellanars job stays the same. Give everything to its audience, and leave them coming back and wanting more