Las Vegas singer, songwriter, and all-out acoustic rocker Elliot Szabo (www.elliotszabo.com) engages his audience with a mixture of relatable lyrics and infectious grooves, delivering an upbeat set of crowd-pleasing tunes and styles similar to those of Eric Hutchinson, Matt Nathanson and Duncan Sheik.
Szabo had performed as a solo artist and in various groups throughout the Midwest before making the move to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Szabo joined up with drummer Kenny Byrne, bassist Gary Coveny and keyboardist / guitarist Andy Vieluf and the foursome have been writing, recording and playing shows throughout the Southwest since 2007. He and his band mates have a true love of performing, which shines through on stage during each show.
Born and raised in Indiana, Szabo cites the rock classics of the 60’s and 70’s such as Cat Stevens and Jethro Tull as his musical influences. Throughout his youth, Szabo’s father played guitar, which inspired Elliot to do the same. He painstakingly studied the songbooks of such iconic performers as Neil Diamond, George Harrison, and Paul Simon, and soon father and son would spend many a day jamming together.
“My music is inspired by a variety of personal experiences and stories throughout my life,” says Szabo. “The song themes explore the complexities of human nature within different situations.”
Elliot Szabo’s EP, “Between Two Points on a Map,” was released on June 26, 2009 and features tracks such as “Crawling,” “Majesty,” and “Window.” Szabo recorded the tracks at Digital Insight, a leading live tracking and mixing studio in Las Vegas. Digital Insight’s clients include B.B. King and Kayne West, among many others. Szabo also worked with engineer Rob Root (The Killers, “Day and Age”). “Between Two Points on a Map” is available for purchase at www.elliotszabo.com.