DRUMMER | ELIJAH WOOD
Elijah Wood has been surrounded by music and the arts throughout his entire life. His grandfather was a painter, his grandmother a concert pianist, his mother a professional vocalist, and his father a violinist and founding member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
His first professional opportunity came at age 14 when his father created the groundbreaking music education program “Electrify Your Strings!™” (EYS). Today, he tours with EYS and regularly performs in front of thousands of people all over the world. EYS and Elijah were featured on NBC’s The Today Show, CBS Evening News, and many others around the country. Elijah also tours with The Mark Wood Experience performing with symphony orchestras around the world; among them, Opole Philharmonic (Poland), Quad City Symphony, and the Houston Symphony.
In 2015, Elijah became the drummer for Shania Twain’s 5-month arena tour of the U.S. and Canada. The tour was one of the top-grossing tours of the summer.
In 2014, Elijah was the house drummer for Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, broadcast live at Radio City Music Hall. Videos can be found here. After the season ended, he was asked to be the house drummer for AGT Live! at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. He continues to do events with several of the contestants.
Elijah is also the drummer for OrKeystra, a prog rock super group founded by Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). The group debuted at the 2015 Winter NAMM show performing five times at the Korg USA booth.
Earlier in 2014, Elijah performed with indie electro-rock pop band Exist Elsewhere whose hugely successful 40-show Reach Tour was put together to raise awareness for bullying.
He is also an accomplished studio musician with extensive experience in a variety of recording environments and has produced his own music, which is available on iTunes.
He is endorsed by Gretsch, Gibraltar, Ahead drum sticks, Remo, and TRX cymbals.
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