Eliffant

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Members Geraint Griffiths, Euros Lewis, Colin Owen, Clive Richards, John Davies

Formed in 1978, Eliffant produced original material during the golden era of the Welsh language music scene.

The songs were written and sung by Geraint Griffiths, and would probably be described as melodic rock, with twinges of folk, country, heavy metal, Americana and even jazz.

When Welsh group Injaroc split in 1977, Geraint found himself band-less until John Davies a guitarist and a member of Chwys approached him with Clive Richards on bass and Colin Owen on drums. After a few rehearsals, it was obvious there was a huge hole where the keyboards should be. In 1978 Euros Lewis with his Fender Rhodes Piano turned up, and that was when Eliffant were properly formed.

The band built up quite a reputation and following, based on high production values on stage and on record, and constant gigging throughout Wales.

The high-point for the band was when Eliffant were voted Best Rock Band 1979 by the readers of Sgrech magazine. They appeared on HTV and BBC television and recorded radio spots up until 1981 when the original five-piece band fizzled out, but re-formed a few months later with Gordon Jones replacing Colin Owen on the drums. Eliffant lasted another two years, but Geraint himself launched into a very successful solo career that continues today.
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Eliffant Discography Tracks

Albums

SAIN 1130M Eliffant - M.O.M. album art Eliffant M.O.M.(LP, Album) Sain SAIN 1130M UK 1979 Sell This Version
SAIN 1184M Eliffant - Gwin Y Gwan album art Eliffant Gwin Y Gwan(LP, Album) Sain SAIN 1184M UK 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MACYM 1 Eliffant - Seren I Seren album art Eliffant Seren I Seren(7", Single) Macym MACYM 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
LLEF 1 Eliffant - Tywyllwch album art Eliffant Tywyllwch(7", Single) LL.E.F (Llais Ei Feistr) LLEF 1 1983 Sell This Version

Compilations

SCD 2283 Eliffant - Eliffant album art Eliffant Eliffant(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Sain SCD 2283 UK 2001 Sell This Version