News & Updates

Welcome to the website of NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Steve Elson.

Touring Europe with Hazmat Modine summer 2024

Back from another fantastic European tour with Hazmat Modine. Germany, Austria, Sweden and one gig in Krakow Poland. Several days of recording in Osnabruck Germany, at the sensational Fattoria Musica residential studio. Uli Balss from Jaro records organized another amazing tour. Great to meet new fans and see some folks that have been following the band for years and years. Great cities such as Vienna, Hamburg and Munich. Favorites like Innsbruck, Landsberg, Karlsruhe, and many others. Playing alongside Daisy Castro, Erik Della Penna, Pam Fleming, Joseph Daley, Patrick Simard and led by Wade Schuman. This doesn't get old. Very lucky to have these trips as a part of my life! Thanks to all of the fans and the people that make this possible. Photos mostly from Wade.

Touring Europe with Hazmat Modine summer 2023

A fantastic European tour. 28 gigs in 32 days. Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic. The band was playing great, the weather was wonderful and the audiences were appreciative and responsive. This doesn't get old!

Elson in Hollywood

Elson in Hollywood

Had a chance to spend time in Hollywood recording on the soundtrack for the film musical version of Joker to star Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga and Robert DeNiro. Very exciting to play alongside the creme de la creme of Los Angeles studio musicians such as Dan Higgins, Sal Lazaro, Erik Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron. Soundtrack producer/engineer Stewart Lerman brought a handful of us out from NYC, including John Allred, Jon Erik Kellso, Clint DeGannon, Peter Yarin and Mark Lopeman. Stayed at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel and recorded at nearby Henson Studios. 

Steve Elson's Snarky Puppets

New music and video from Steve Elson. Drums and percussion by William Beaver Bausch. Video uses photos and videos I've "found" all over the world. Look for more in my album in the media section of this website called "What's Left".

Recording at Sear Sound

Recording at Sear Sound

Lovely day recording at the iconic Sear Sound for a new television show along with producer Stewart Lerman, music supervisors Randy Poster and Meghan Currier, Johnny Gale, Chris Palmaro, Catherine Popper, Paul Wells, Mark Lopeman, Brian Pareschi and David Forman.