The Elisa Girlando Band
A lifetime veteran musician, Dave was inspired by attending a David Johansen performance to break away from the tradition drumming set up. He employs various percussion instruments as well as an amplified stompbox and African Djembe to drive the unique sound of the EGB. At virtually every performance he gets folks asking how he makes so much noise with so little equipment. The statement that makes Dave smile.
Guitarist, Audio Engineer. Performed and recorded with many regional and national acts such as Roulette Records artists Truth, Atlantic artist Phil Garland, and Hitplay/Sony/Red artist Elisa Girlando. Opened shows for artists such as Todd Rundgren, Eddie Money, Dave Edmonds and Dixie Dregs. Engineered award-winning national and regional Radio & TV spots for Anheuser Busch, American Express, and EMI/Capital and Mercury Records. He has worked with artists including The Jerky Boys.
Producer and musician. Plays violin, piano, and electric guitar and has over the years proven himself a gifted multi-instrumentalist. He was a pioneer in the use of electric violin on rock music recordings, bringing his skills to many major label recording sessions. For over 20 years, Phil wrote, performed on and produced many national TV commercials for a variety of major brands. He created KEE Management, a management and production company where he was the Music Supervisor. Through Kee, Phil assisted and guided the careers of many major label bands represented. Phil became known as an International Music Producer working closely with bands from Europe.
About The EGB
The Elisa Girlando Band is known for their expressively distinctive vocalist, original songs and unique arrangements of classic rock and blues material. With Elisa Girlando on lead vocals and piano, this innovative ensemble also includes Phil Girlando on electric violin, electric guitar, and piano. Barry Rose on Electric Guitar and Acoustic guitar. Chris Paul on bass and Dave Bollard on djembe, and percussion.
The EGB has been packing venues and is always being asked back for future gigs wherever they play. The time is right to expand their musical reach and grow their creative reputations as an innovative band. The EGB will continue to stream live from HitPlay studios.
In 2016 The EGB tragically lost one of our original members Jeff Bioletti. After losing Jeff, the remaining members were so heartbroken they needed some time to mourn. A year later, the band got together and decided that Jeff would have wanted the band to continue making music. Our hearts will always be broken, but his music and influence will always live on through our music.