Elephant Quiz started with two kids (Andrew and Kevin) in a basement, jamming and writing songs. The current Elephant Quiz formation is a result of friends (Andrew Pickel - Vocals, Guitar; Kevin Hennifeld - Bass; Zach Frasier - Guitar; Ben Lumsdane - Drums; Jacob Kowalczyk - Rhymes, Scratches; Eric Arnold - Alto Sax; Nathaniel Elmer - Trombone; Hannah Clendenning - Trumpet; Lewis Rogers - Organ) jamming and then wanting to take that fun spirit of making music to another level. They hate to be categorized but they are heavily influenced by Funk, Hip Hop, and Reggae.
After a fifteen second appearance on MTV during an episode of "MADE" being shot at Rhino's, the band was catapulted to the forefront of the local music scene, playing a constant string of shows throughout 2007 and into 2008. Mainly relying on word-of-mouth and reputation, Elephant Quiz began packing venues and almost caving floorboards with massive amounts of jumping/moshing people.
The recordings heard on the MySpace page were recorded live at a performance at Bloomington North's 2008 Prom, where all of the band members have attended/ do attend high school. Currently, the recordings are not mixed and are essentially straight from the performance, so make of them what you will.
Elephant Quiz played a summer tour in June of 2009, with stops in Indianapolis, Muncie, Cincinatti, Dayton, Columbus, Upstate New York, Boston, Rhode Island, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. For more information about the upcoming tour or performances, visit Elephant Quiz's various web-presences: Elephant Quiz on Facebook, Elephant Quiz on Myspace