Elephants of Scotland was formed in 2010 in Burlington, Vermont, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Rabin, who took upon the challenge to start a progressive rock band in a place better known for jam bands and cows.
After a year of writing and the usual growing pains, the core band settled in together with Ornan McLean on drums and percussion, Dan MacDonald on bass and vocals and John “Lefty” Whyte on guitars and vocals, with Adam on synthesizers and vocals.
EoS released their debut album Home Away from Home in the spring of 2013 which was met with positive reviews and praise from the international progressive rock community. On the strength of this album alone, they were invited to play the prestigious three-day international progressive rock festival RoSfest in Gettysburg, PA in 2014.
With a year to prepare for that show and not wanting to rest on their laurels, the band got to work on new material and put together a home studio where they could work at their own pace with the goal of releasing a new album prior to their appearance at RoSfest. They accomplished this with the self-produced sophomore release Execute and Breathe in the Spring of 2014.
EoS opened the Saturday line-up at RoSfest at the acclaimed Majestic Theater with a blistering 90-minute show and a standing ovation that was recorded in High Definition video and 24-bit digital multi-track audio. This was released as a live album/DVD package in the spring of 2015.
Two days after RoSfest they opened up for the esteemed Swedish band Beardfish at the New Jersey Prog House Music Series at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen, NJ.
Most recently they played at the 2015 Marillion Weekend Festival in Montreal and the 2015 Terra Incognita Prog Rock Festival in Quebec City, where they debuted two new songs to standing ovations and enthusiastic fans.
Currently, Elephants of Scotland are finishing up their third studio album which is due for a May 2016 release.
Through the internet, word of mouth, the quality of their music and the power of their performances, they continue to enjoy a growing fan base and sharing their music around the world. The future remains bright for this little band from Vermont and they look forward to seeing how far they can take it.