“An eclectic, passionate & relentless mix of acoustic blues, rock & folk. This man plays & sings like wildfire.”
– LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
“… Elrington is utterly convincing, playing and singing every note like it’s his last.” – RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
“In Elrington’s case, his voice does its job and more: he has great timbre with a lovely deep, commanding sound that can slide and howl around the nuances in his songs. That’s not his only instrument though: his guitar achieves as much as his voice, as befits a performer who has made a reputation in the blues.”
– JOLENE, THE COUNTRY MUSIC BLOG
Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from MIKE ELRINGTON – a gentle giant of a man. The commitment to his live shows and the well-earned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including BluesFest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals & Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few.
Elrington has proven himself as one the hardest-working artists currently on the Australian scene, and over the last 17 years since the inception of his career as an 18-year old in Adelaide, has released 9 albums & toured excessively throughout Australia, the United Kingdom & New Zealand.
2016 proved to be the best year of Elrington’s career to date. Racking up 132 shows all over the world, he signed international publishing & management deals, received national and international airplay on Australian TV institution Neighbours (with his songs Believe & Still In Love With You). The year also saw Elrington debut at No.3 on the National Blues/Roots airplay charts with “Two Lucky Stars” and gain supports for some of Australia’s most iconic acts including Russell Morris, Diesel, Jeff Lang & The Black Sorrows to name a few. He also found himself taking out the prestigious Singer/Songwriter of the Year award at The Australian Independent Music Awards in Sydney.
In April 2017 Elrington was fortunate enough to open up for American rock icons The Doobie Brothers in front of a sold-out room at The Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, and much to his surprise, the band even asked him up to sing with them on their hit “Listen To The Music” at the end of their set – most definitely a career highlight. Elrington’s surprise and delight was fuelled even further when told after that he was the first ever Australian artist to get to sing that song with the Doobies.
2018 sees Mike back in the studio, preparing material for a new album that will see him take on some new directions and musical styles. The first single from the album is “Oh Josephine” – a heartfelt tribute to his grandmother. The track will be released April 27.