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"Midnight Melody"


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ElliotT waits for no one



Elliott Waits for No One is the result of three separate long and winding roads that converged at just the right time. With Elliott Waits For No one’s latest offering in the form of a 14 song full length follow up EP to their debut self titled 2020 album,  EWFNO diversified into a more organic dark folk / alternative style with the latest release called “ Midnight Melody.”

With the feel of a late great 19th century circus in a lost America Elliott Waits For No One’s songs tell life with fantastic melodies and nocturnal marches ! 


Based in Chicago , Door County Wi , Las Vegas , Los Angeles and cleverly named for their mutual affection for Elliott Smith and Tom Waits, the exuberant members of EWFNO endured storied journeys before finally forming what they each consider the best project of their career. 


With a background in soul, blues , folk, theater and jazz, multi instrumentalist Brian Troch would expand his repertoire to hard rock. While fronting several Chicago bands during the early 1990s, guitarist, bass player , and vocalist Troch experienced enough highs and lows to fill a lifetime. His charisma as a frontman garnered Troch’s bands multiple headlining slots at major venues across the U.S., as well as an appearance at MTV’s Halloween Horror show to a sold out night at the Limelight In downtown Chicago. Shortly thereafter, Troch lost close friend and drummer Jeff Ward just as the pair’s band began building a major industry buzz. 


Troch rebounded from the untimely loss and joined Zno White, which signed a major deal with Combat/Relativity/Sony Records and eventually became Cyclone Temple. Cyclone Temple lasted for three world tours and appeared on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. Once Cyclone Temple disbanded, Troch answered the call to form Shooting Hemlock with drummer Tortora. Shooting Hemlock was a hard rock band that performed major industry showcases and played to capacity crowds at such prestigious venues as NYC's Limelight. Shooting Hemlock released two albums before going their separate ways. 


Big stages were nothing new for Tortora, a drumming virtuoso who had already developed a reputation as one of the industry’s most versatile, inventive, and hardest-hitting percussionists. In 2000, Tortora earned a drummer’s dream job: he was chosen from among 600 applicants to drum for the Blue Man Group. 


Tortora has since toured the world, performed during the Super Bowl halftime show, and played in front of over a million people in Rio de Janeiro.


While Tortora and Troch were busy tasting the bliss and the bitterness of the rock world, Franck was establishing herself as a rising must-hear voice within alternative rock. Inspired by the melodramatic musings of grunge rockers Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots, Tori Amos , Jewel and Fiona Apple , Franck enchanted even the most jaded of industry folks with her smooth and sultry voice. 


After releasing her much-acclaimed first three records, Franck’s song “Black Crows” would eventually earn her a record deal with Sony Music’s Dark Star Records and a first-round Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song of the Year. 


EWFNO formed when Franck met Troch at Dark Star Records, the label to which they were both signed. The dynamic duo knew right away that the sugar of Franck’s divine voice blended perfectly with the spice of Troch’s gritty soulful approach. “When we wrote our first song together, “Sick of It All,” our voices, though quite different from one another, complimented each other beautifully. I absolutely knew we had something special.”


The pair’s trust in their instincts represents EWFNO’s modus operandi in both their music and life in general. While some musicians take a more visceral approach to writing songs, EWFNO thrive via a much more cerebral approach with visceral and emotional undertones


Feeling is paramount during songwriting sessions, and inspiration is allowed to flow from wherever it may, as Franck explains: “We bring each other unfinished songs or riffs and finish them together. Sometimes Brian will bring me something to add lyrics to and sometimes it is the opposite, but none of it is ever contrived to fit a core demographic. I’ve always been more of a poet who puts melodies and music to my words.”


With the addition of Drummer and multi instrumentalist Todd Wolf who by the age 23 toured Japan as drummer for the Grammy award winning harmonica player Sugar blue ( formally of The Rolling Stones ) and then later became a full time band member with Grammy nominee Beth Hart on multiple world tours. Troch and Wolf have a long history and friendship spanning a 40 year period and Todd played drums on the new album track “Do It With You” and co - wrote the single and zen like number “Until The Last Leaf Falls.” With Troch.

Another addition to the new record is the emergence of co - producer and engineer Jaben Pennell with Vibehouse Productions taking a more active role in the band and tracking four songs on drums as well as other instrumentation. 


 The EWFNO story is unique to rock n’ roll in that it refutes the myth that burning out and fading away are the only two options available. It is readily apparent that the members of EWFNO never burned out, and they sure as hell aren’t fading away any time soon.




(707) 758-6946
Record Label
Alternator Records

Michael James



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