Elliott And The Untouchables
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Elliott And The Untouchables

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The best kept secret in music


"Juke Blues Magazine"

Elliott and the Untouchables breeze in like a breath of fresh air. Sure of touch and swinging like mad, Elliott New's hollow-body Gibson will have you jiving around the furniture. - London, England

"Crosscut Records"

One of the finest, most powerful and skilled bands I have heard in a long
time. - Bremen, Germany

"All Music Guide"

Elliott New is a fine songwriter, bringing forth clever originals.
And Mike "Naz" Nazarenko is a Goliath on harp! - Ann Wickstrom

"American Harmonica Newsletter"

While Mike "Naz" Nazarenko may not be exactly a house-hold name on his fine blues and chromatic playing, he ought to be. - Phil Lloyd

"Blackstairs Blues Festival"

Elliott electrified the audience when he strolled through the crowd playing his guitar using everything from bottles to boots as a slide! Smashing! - Enniscorthy, Ireland

"Monaghan, Ireland Jazz and Blues Festival"

Even having witnessed these lads perform with such stage presence in their home country, I did not expect them to overwhelm our festival audiences with such sheer playing power. We're looking forward to having Elliott and the Untouchables back again next year. - Somhairle Mac Conghail, Festival Organizer

"Blue Print Magazine"

Elliott & the Untouchables smoked through a selection of their own numbers before leading an all-star jam that was still playing when I left at 5:40AM! - London, England


Five CDs on BluePoint Records: Voodoo Stew, Smokin' The Blues, Both Ends Burnin, Danger Zone, Last Meal. Voodoo Stew has received airplay across the US and Europe.


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Elliott and the Untouchables, from Columbia, SC, are Red Hot. They play the real blues... authentic, vintage blues. From jumpin' west coast swing numbers to burnin' slow blues and nasty slide guitar workouts on an electric diddley bow, the Untouchables' repertoire is as diverse and powerful as the blues itself.

The band has taken their high-energy show to clubs and festivals across the US including the House of Blues, Indiana's Bean Blossom Blues Festival, The Birmingham Jam, The Cape Fear Blues Festival, The Charleston Blues Bash, Asheville NC's Bele Chere Festival, the 3 Rivers Music Festival in Columbia, SC, and on Memphis' Beale Street at the Crossroads Music Festival.

The Untouchables traveled to Ireland, opening for music legend Van Morrison at the Monaghan Rhythm & Blues Festival and performed at the Blackstairs Blues Festival in Enniscorthy. Other international appearances include the Tremblant International Blues Festival in Quebec, Canada.

The band has released five CD's on BluePoint Records. Their last release,
"Voodoo Stew" has been nominated as Best Self-Produced CD in the International Blues Challenge in 2005.

Listen to what the critics have had to say:

"Bandleader Elliott New is a pleasure to listen to... the harp and sax work are super-fine.... These guys aren't messing around!"
---Blues Revue Magazine

"Elliott's primal blues genius. Harp Virtuoso, In-the-Groove Drummer, Tenor Sax Veteran, Juke Joint Bassist.Kudos to the band! FIVE STARS!"
---Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

"This is one hot, tight band! Killer guitar tone!"
---Inland Empire Blues Society - Spokane, WA

"A really impressive set!"
---Blues In Britain Magazine

"So much energy and passion! A great album!"
---Radio Voce Spazio - Italy

Elliott & The Untouchables - "Voodoo Stew"
Top 5 Best Self-Produced CD’s
---2005 International Blues Challenge

Elliott & The Untouchables - Best Blues Band - Southern U.S.
---2005 Real Blues Awards, Real Blues Magazine

Too Much Jelly Roll - #11
---Roadhouse Blues & Boogie Top 40