The Relevant Elephants

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The Relevant Elephants Short Info

Formed in Boston circa 2011, The Relevant Elephants got their band name from none other than TV personality Stephen Colbert, who suggested it to vocalist/rhythm guitarist Zack Hankins during a Q&A session. Things began to fall into place shortly after that; the band used studio time won from a New England battle of the bands to cut a series of demos at Boston's Phoenix Down Studios. These recordings caught the attention of radio stations in Argentina, the UK and Australia, as well as New York based PR firm Effective Immediately.

By 2014, Hankins, along with bassist Adam Khalil and drummer Macklin Suhre, had become regulars in the downtown Boston music scene, obtaining a residency at Blackstone Grill and playing frequently at the historic Green Dragon pub. (Not to mention a little place called Cheers.) In addition, it wasn't uncommon for the band to pop up unexpectedly on a subway platform or park bench for an impromptu acoustic performance.

Also that year, the group recruited vocalist/lead guitarist Drew Lucas (of Out The Window, now on hiatus) to round out the lineup. This new collaboration lead to the group's self-titled debut EP, released May 2015.

Formed in Boston circa 2011, The Relevant Elephants got their band name from none other than TV personality Stephen Colbert, who suggested it to vocalist/rhythm guitarist Zack Hankins during a Q&A session. Things began to fall into place shortly after that; the band used studio time won from a New England battle of the bands to cut a series of demos at Boston's Phoenix Down Studios. These recordings caught the attention of radio stations in Argentina, the UK and Australia, as well as New York based PR firm Effective Immediately.

By 2014, Hankins, along with bassist Adam Khalil and drummer Macklin Suhre, had become regulars in the downtow...

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Past Gigs The Relevant Elephants

  • 11 | 2015 Boston Cheers in Faneuil Hall
  • 11 | 2015 Chicago The Elbo Room
  • 11 | 2015 Detroit The Rockery
  • 08 | 2015 Boston Green Dragon
  • 08 | 2015 Boston Red Sox Tailgate
  • 05 | 2015 New York City Leftfield

Discography The Relevant Elephants

  • 2015 The Relevant Elephants EP |

Media

  • Sound A Yes Or A No
  • Sound Allston and Brighton are fo...
  • Sound Starving Artist
  • Sound Up In The Air

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4,796 Follower

Origin

  • Somerville US

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Zack Hankins Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
  • Drew Lucas Lead Guitar/Vocals
  • Adam Khalil Bass
  • Mack Suhre Drums