Rudy & The Elftones

Rudy & The Elftones


Rudy & The Elftones (aka The Gross Impressions at non-holiday events) are a pop-rock band founded in 1993 at WABC & WPLJ Radio. They perform at charity and station events throughout the year. Two founding members are still with the band.


The band was formed in 1993 to perform at a live end-of-year holiday broadcast by WPLJ's Scott & Todd in the Morning to raise funds for Blythedale Children's Hospital. Founding members Mitch Dolan and Steve Borneman are still with the band.

Over the years, the band's performance schedule has expanded to include the stations' annual client party at The Rainbow Room. There, they perform as The Gross Impressions.

At the annual Blythedale broadcast, the band also has had the opportunity to back Rob Thomas, Jon Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Ronnie Spector and others.

A cover-band, the repetoire includes a variety of holiday classics, pop / rock standards as well as current chart hits.

Musical influences include the sounds of the British Invasion, especially The Beatles, and contemporary American Bands, ranging from The Eagles to Matchbox 20.

Set List

However long Scott and Todd (WPLJ) and Imus (WABC) let us play on-air! At the client party, the set lasts about 25 minutes.