plural elves \'elvz\
no clear-cut distinction between humans and gods, the Elves
tend to sustain their role as powerful, sometimes threatening
outsiders gifted in magic, mentally sharp, lovers of nature,
art, and song. More beautiful and wiser than humans, with
sharper senses and perceptions, Elves are monstrous and delightfully
Elf’s high energy, progressive rock/fusion is often
compared to The Dregs, Rush, King Crimson, Allan Holdsworth,
along with echoes of both Bach and Beck. Guitar World Magazine
says, "Without a doubt, the Elf packs a punch...
their all-instrumental music is ass-kickingly ferocious jazz
fusion/progressive hard rock... a must-hear for any serious
fans of creative, technically proficient prog rock”.
from New York, together since 1985, the band's cult following
is ferocious, hard-core and distinctive.
Guitarist for the progressive rock groups, Magic Elf and Carl
Roa Band, Roa
rips through supercharged solos and glides through mazes of
soulful chord progressions. Roa's ability to balance musicality
and technique has delighted music fans worldwide and earned
accolades from Guitar World and Billboard magazines. Roa's
unique playing style puts him at the forefront of today's
progressive rock genre.
Dave Miranda has been drumming for diverse musical projects
since 1983, including “Zappa-punk” legends Six
& Violence (featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Lettuce
Prey, 1990), progressive thrash/metal Relatively Records artists
Ludichrist (later Scatterbrain) and currently with rock/fusion
trio Magic Elf. A professional audio engineer since 1999,
Miranda experiments with all phases of audio production and
drum sounds, in pursuit of the ultimate strategies for heavy
Grammy-nominated bassist Dave LaRue’s technical prowess
is formidable among jazz-fusionists, but his unique talent
is to project his virtuosity with remarkable soul and feel.
A long-time member of the instrumental groups the Steve Morse
Band and the Dixie Dregs, LaRue continues to be the go-to
guy for many leading guitarists, having worked with Joe Satriani,
John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Pat Travers, Steve Lukather,
Mike Stern, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Albert Lee, Paul Gilbert,
Tony MacAlpine and Steve Vai.