A Fire With Friends
Elephants Dancing is a 5-piece reggae/rock band from Wilkes Barre, PA, driven by the chill, beach vibe and powerful roots of reggae. The group delivers an island feel, filled with heavy grooves, fun melodies, syncopation, and clever raps.
In the summer of 2015, Elephants Dancing was created by singer-songwriters Michael Iorio (Lead Vocals/Bass) and Danny Sales (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), who were childhood friends. The full and unique sound that the Elephants possess is now fulfilled through the versatility and spunk of its members, Karl Rucker (Lead Guitar), Samantha Carwell (Keyboard), and Jerry Coyle (Drums).
In the winter of 2015, the Elephants released their debut EP, “Clear Skies,” which paved the way for their creative growth. Soon after, in the summer of 2016, the 19-song full length album, “Rituals,” was released, encapsulating many of the band’s influences and setting the tone for the road ahead. As the summer of 2017 approached its end, the single, “Sunshine,” was released, which featured the band's newest lineup for the first time. In the spring of 2018, the Elephants released their second full length album, that featured 15 more summer inspired songs that fittingly earned the name, “Get Tropical!”
Amidst the growing process, Elephants Dancing was awarded the ECMC (Electric City Music Conference) 2016 Song of the Year for, “Panic Static,” and was honored the following year with the ECMC 2017 Reggae/Jam/Funk Band of The Year Award. To date, Elephants Dancing has performed on bills with acts such as WAR!, Badfish – Sublime Tribute, BALLYHOO!, The Bumpin Uglies, Roots of Creation, Sun-Dried Vibes, Kash’d Out, Seranation, Tunnel Vision, The Elovaters, Higher Education, Oogee Wawa, The Alchemystics, Of Good Nature, and The Waffle Stompers.
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