Steve Elci & Friends

Steve Elci & Friends

BandPopChildren's Music

Artists statement:

My vision or philosophy of my work can be summed up from the made-up word called "Edutainment". Edutainment is "learning through music". Kids and adults come to dance and have fun at my shows. They get so immersed in having a good time, they don't even realize they are leaving with a lesson. After my performances, children and adults feel inspired and compelled to learn and grow together and as individuals.

My willingness to perform knows no boundaries; the stage is the

Biography

Steve Elci
860-705-2417
2 Robin Hill Road
Waterford, CT
06385
www.steveelciandfriends.com
Steveelci@rocketmail.com

Charisma, leadership and compassion best describe the singer/songwriter Steve Elci

His love for catchy hooks in his musings and soaring vocal style has won him acclaim from fans and critics alike. "Steve Elci is a songwriting machine with the chops and creativity to comfortably establish his own hooks” - Rick Koster, Arts Columnist/Reporter for The Day Paper. "Hey, Didn't the Beatles Sing About a Submarine" William Yardley - The New York Times.

History as an artist:
1989 and 2009 - Organized the fundraisers “Harmony for the Homeless" Rock and roll concerts for the St. James Homeless Shelter and New London Food Pantry at Waterford High School. Both concerts had radio and newspaper coverage and exceeded fundraising goals.
2004 - Recorded a song titled "Submarine Town," which played a part in the Save the Groton CT Submarine Base political campaign with Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, U.S. Senators Andrea Stillman and Christopher Dodd, and then U.S. Congressman Rob Simmons. In May of 2005, New York Times reporter Bill Yardley wrote about Steve in an article called "Hey, Didn't the Beatles Sing about a Submarine?
2005 - Recorded a song called "Christmas Time" which was for "The Chimneys of New London" a Connecticut based Christmas CD featuring all local New London artists. The song "Christmas Time" was entered into the Unisong International Songwriting Contest where it became an Honorable Mention Winner internationally! (2005-2006).
2006 - Recorded a composition for the National PTA called "Every Child One Voice" as a fund-raiser for the association. The song was sold nationally for about three months before the end of the school year in 2007. Steve performed all over New England for PTA functions in support of the fundraiser, including at the National PTA New England Convention and Leadership Conference. March 16 - 17, 2007 in Manchester, NH.

Lyrics

Earth Day

Written By: Steve Elci

Earth Day

Bottles and cans, papers too
Cardboard boxes now here’s what we do
Recycle them all the big and the small
Help make a glorious world for us all…

Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Oh oh oh
It should be everyday
Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Make sure you recycle today…

They melt down the trash create new things
Plastics and glass and cool looking rings
A train set for tommy a Big Wheel for Sure
The more we recycle the more we renew…

Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Oh oh oh
It should be everyday
Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Make sure you recycle today…

Bottles and cans, DVDs, plastic cups and toiletries
Fertilizer, motor oil, batteries, aluminum foil
Paper bags magazines glass containers and office machines
Cell phones TVs motherboards and MP3s

Ohhh…

Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Oh oh oh
It should be everyday
Oh oh oh
Earth Day
Make sure you recycle today…

Hey Hey!

Written By: Steve Elci

Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you
Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you

How old are you, how old are you, today
We all gather round' to celebrate your life
and say...
Are you 1 2 3 4 5678910 Yeah!~

Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you
Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you

The party games make children laugh and yell hoooray~
We light the candels, cut the cake
and then together we say~
Are you 1 2 3 4 5678910 Yeah~

Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you
Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you

Ohh~
Happy birthday
Ohh~
Happy birthday

Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you
Hey Hey, Happy Birthday
Hey Hey happy birthday to you

Train

Written By: Steve Elci

Train train blow your whistle, as we shove off from the station
Train train blow your whistle, as we steam around the nation
Take me to Detroit, LA, Saint Augustine

Train train blow your whistle, as the clouds break for sunshine
With our continual motion we'll follow the ocean down the southern coastline
Through Savannah, St. Peterburg on to Baton Rouge

Train train roll on, down the line
Train train you're a good friend, good friend of mine

The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO

Train train blow your whistle as we push on through the heartland
Train train blow your whistle , all the way to the Rio Grande
Now take me to Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Seattle too!
Can't forget about you!~

Train train roll on, down the line
Train train you're a good friend, good friend of mine
Good friend of mine.

The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO
The train goes CHOO CHOO

Hey Hey! (Happy Birthday!)

Written By: Steve Elci

Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you
Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you

How old are you, how old are you, today
We all gather round' to celebrate your life
and say...
Are you 1 2 3 4 5-6-7-8-9-10 Yeah!~

Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you
Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you

The party games make children laugh and yell hoooray~
We light the candels, cut the cake
and then together we say~
Are you 1 2 3 4 5-6-7-8-9-10 Yeah~

Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you
Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you

Ohh~
Happy birthday
Ohh~
Happy birthday

Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you
Hey hey, happy birthday
Hey hey happy birthday to you

Bicycle

Written By: Steve Elci

I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday

It came cherry red with a matching hemet for my head
I put the kick-stand up and rode it hard til' I went to bed
Ohh~

I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday

It was oh so fast, I love to chase the wind
Me and my cherry red bike forever will be friends
Oh~

I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday

And when its raining outside
I dream of sunny days, when me and my friends ride..ride..ride!~

I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday
I got a bicycle a bicycle I got
I got a bicycle for my birthday

Evening Star

Written By: Steve Elci

Evening Star
How lucky we are
You beam so bright
Push back the dark of night

And through the window you shine
Cast shadows that dance in time
To your pale glow
Until the morning so..

Evening Star
Oh the lullaby you are
Your sweet caress
Comforts children as they rest

And when the rain soaks the skies
And the clouds cover your eyes
Still we hear your song
All night long

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Rvening Star..

solo

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Rvening Star..

La la la
La la la
La la lala la la la la...

Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
How lucky we are..
One by one the children sleep
Filled with dreams of hope and peace
Now the song of the Evening Star is done
Until the next night comes along.

Evening Star

Written By: Steve Elci

Evening Star
How lucky we are
You beam so bright
Push back the dark of night

And through the window you shine
Cast shadows that dance in time
To your pale glow
Until the morning so..

Evening Star
Oh the lullaby you are
Your sweet caress
Comforts children as they rest

And when the rain soak the skies
And the clouds cover your eyes
Still we hear your song
All night long

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Rvening Star..

solo

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Rvening Star..

La la la
La la la
La la lala la la la la...

Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
How lucky we are..
One by one the children sleep
Filled with dreams of hope and peace
Now the song of the Evening Star is done
Until the next night comes along.

Evening Star

Written By: Steve Elci

Evening Star
How lucky we are
You beam so bright
Push back the dark of night

And through the window you shine
Cast shadows that dance in time
To your pale glow
Until the morning so..

Evening Star
Oh the lullaby you are
Your sweet caress
Comforts children as they rest

And when the rain soak the skies
And the clouds cover your eyes
Still we hear your song
All night long

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Evening Star..

solo

Children catch stardust in a jar
And make a wish, upon the Evening Star
Evening Star..

La la la
La la la
La la lala la la la la...

Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
Evening Star, how lucky we are...Evening Star
How lucky we are..
One by one the children sleep
Filled with dreams of hope and peace
Now the song of the Evening Star is done
Until the next night comes along.

Discography

"Vowels" - 10 Song children's CD

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