Elbow Providing Musical Theme for London 2012 Olympics

[29 November 2011]

By Jane Jansen Seymour

A special piece of music created by British alt rock band elbow for the 2012 Olympics in London is now in the final stages of production. The theme will be used in promotional coverage before the games next summer, as well as during the event.

“We are knocked out to be involved and it’s been quite a challenge,” says lead singer Guy Garvey. His warm, distinctive baritone has been the signature of this band since it formed twenty years ago. Their fifth album released last spring, Build a Rocket Boys!, is landing on many top ten lists for the year (for example, KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” Jason Bentley). It was also nominated for Britain’s 2011 Mercury Prize and debuted at number two on the UK album chart.

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