SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

New Orleans' Offbeat magazine describes Aural Elixir's unique sound as "...Joni Mitchell’s sly and perceptive confessional meets Fiona Apple’s confrontational doomed romantic, with little hints of Tori Amos’ gonzo earth mother and Carole King’s practical warmth."
Aural Elixir is an eclectic musical experience from Jesse Maclaine and the rich sonic tapestry of New Orleans. Pulling from a diverse catalog of distinctive originals, popular covers and obscure classic songs, Aural Elixir delights dancers and music lovers of all ages. While Jesse Maclaine's style is clearly influenced by classical training and jazz sensibilities, she has created a unique sound that is elegant, upbeat, quirky, clever and enchanting. Often compared to Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell, Aural Elixir delivers versatile, soulful music that is both accessible and defies categorization.

Screen name:
aural_elixir
Member since:
Aug 16 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Formally trained in classical music, jazz and musical theater. Influenced by all the sounds, especially those created by Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Frank Zappa, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Charles Mingus, Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky, and popular music from the 60's to today.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

JBL self powered PA, Yamaha keyboard, Shure microphones, stands, cables, etc.

MUSIC