“Elaine has a significant voice that commands attention, whether she's singing a ballad, a blues tune or plain old R & B”

“Elaine's style makes for a great connection between audiences and the music. She almost never stops smiling--and better, it's joy and you know it.”
“A beautiful woman who can sing *anything*...”

"What a beautiful, expressive voice!"

"Elaine, your sultry sounds are wonderful and mesmerizing"

*Please also visit me at .elaineskeffingtonvocals*

I'm lead female vocalist for the Seattle area's high-energy band The Tropics, performing everything from Elvis and Etta to No Doubt and Aerosmith and everything danceable in between.

Recently (2023) I've joined up with Seattle's only Eric Clapton tribute band, Bell Bottom Blues, on backing vocals. We cover all the very best of Clapton's music including Cream & Derek and the Dominoes. I'm also backing vocalist with the tribute band Feelin' Alright - The Joe Cocker Connection.

I also had the privilege of making music for 15 years with friend and fabulous guitarist Ivan Lee - together we were the acoustic duo IvyLane. Ivan & his wife relocated in late 2022, bringing our long wonderful IvyLane partnership to an end...we'll never forget it, or you the fans! Thank you - .IvyLaneTunes

I also perform solo vocals for weddings and other special events (usually w/wonderful guitar accompaniment), and occasionally sing Jazz at various local venues.

From time to time I sit in with local bands, including Miles From Chicago, 3 Trick Pony, and Raucous. And when the stars align I get to perform with some of the top jazz talent in the Greater Seattle Area.

Vocal Training:
I've worked with Kelly Harland, Robert Lunte at The Vocalist Studio, with Dr. Kari Ragan, the incredible Jordyn Day, and also with Seattle jazz queen Greta Matassa.

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 06 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Corrinne May, Jane Monheit, Etta James, Nancy Wilson, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughn, Alison Krauss, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Anita Baker, Annie Lenox, Aretha Franklin, Corrinne Bailey Rae, India.Arie, James Taylor, Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, Janiva Magness

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Soprano:
Vocalist - Alto:


Bose L1 Model II line array speaker + bass sub; ToneMatch mixer

QSC CP8 speaker/monitor

Microphones: Sennheiser e835; EV N/D767a; Neumann KMS104/105; Audix OM7



Past Events

Please find my current performance schedule online at my website:

Thank you for supporting live music!
~ Elaine