In a world awash with musical conformity, Eleyet McConnell emerges as a refreshing, genre-defying force, breathing new life into the music scene. Comprising two distinct talents and creative minds, their music is a fusion of raw emotion, introspection, and unapologetic originality. This dynamic duo, hailing from Central Ohio, is rewriting the rules of music expression, crafting a sound that defies easy categorization. Their song-writing prowess is compelling, with words that resonate deep within the hearts of their audience. Their lyrics are a reflection of personal experiences, universal truths, and the shared human condition, delivered with a vulnerability and honesty that is both rare and refreshing.
Background: Born and raised in rural Ohio, Angie (formerly Eleyet) was steeped in the musical traditions of her family from a young age. The vibrant melodies of her upbringing, combined with a burning desire to push artistic boundaries, laid the foundation for her powerful singing and songwriting style.
Influences: Beth Hart, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, Michael McDonald, Merle Haggard, and some gospel greats.
Background: Chris’s musical journey began at the age of 10 when he joined his first band playing bass. It was here that he discovered the power of music to communicate emotions that words alone could not convey. This revelation ignited a passion that would drive Chris to hone his craft relentlessly for years to come.
Influences: All the greats from the 70s. Pink Floyd, Ambrosia, Bread, The Doobie Brothers, America etc. etc.!
The musical chemistry exploded between Eleyet and McConnell when they met in 2013. Initially, the two were members of a local music project but the writing began almost instantly and keeps evolving. When Angie is asked about writing with Chris, “…. I never really thought much about writing before I met Chris. He tapped into something I didn’t even know existed…. now it just flows”. Although he has collaborated with many artists writing original music, Chris found a unique connection with Angie, “She and I are on the same musical page. We both feel the same groove. We are both blues and soul. We can relate to each and every song.”
The two balance each other very well; so well that they married in 2023. Their ability to tell stories through their lyrics captivates listeners. “We write about very personal experiences, and we know people can relate to our story. The good and the bad--it’s real.” Their chemistry is palpable whether playing in an intimate, storyteller-type venue or with a full, powerful band.
Together, Angie & Chris share a common mission - to take listeners on a journey that transcends boundaries and speaks directly to the soul.
The stage is where Eleyet McConnell truly comes alive, captivating audiences with a performance that leaves a lasting imprint. Their live shows are immersive experiences that transport the audience to another dimension, a place where music and emotion collide.
In a world saturated with sound, Eleyet McConnell is a beacon of authenticity -- true artists who create music from the heart and soul. With an ever-growing fan base and a future filled with promise, Eleyet McConnell is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of music.