Elvis Before Noon is an EastValley favorite to an audience that had to be reminded of just how fun great live music can be. A forerunner in the early 90s revival currently sneaking up on the music scene, EBN knows the score when it comes to writing their brand of power pop with a Southwestern seasoning reminiscent of the bands that put Phoenix on the map. Their setlists are also full of a wide range of favorites, ranging from spot on Johnny Cash classics to whimsical Weezer cuts, Motown, rockabilly, and The Beatles, maybe even an Elvis song or two. There’s just about a little something for everyone and Elvis Before Noon is best described as a “rockin’ good time.”  

It should come as no surprise because Daylon Greer, the band’s primary vocalist and songwriter has a a true love for the bands that put Phoenix on the map years ago. Tunes by The Refreshments, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, and Gin Blossoms are always on the setlist and Greer’s own originals are perhaps a little reminiscent of the desert sound that Tempe made famous.

All of this is even more authentic with the occasional presence of Scott Johnson on lead guitar. The Gin Blossom dedicated some downtime from the infamous multi-platinum selling band to bending some strings with Elvis Before Noon in the band’s formative years and the recording of the EBN’s first album. Looking back, Johnson, as the story goes, stumbled upon the talented Greer when he randomly walked into a bar and heard Greer performing a Blossom song. Enough said.

Shortly thereafter, Daylon added longtime friend “Ringo” on drums, If there was a persona for the vintage culture as well as pop culture, Ringo is a walking testimony to being a manicurist for these facets in our lives. As a Beach Boys and Beatles fan (duh) he is the epitome of preserving what is classic but yet bringing it into the forefront of our lives. Typically, thru his sense of humor.

One day, Mr. P-body--a local DJ came to see the band at The Vig. No one knew that he just happened to also have a background of playing in the Tempe live music scene. Coming out of the audience with a bass in tow, he sat in with the three, originally “just for fun.” He ended up staying for good.

Born at The Vig Arcadia that fateful Sunday, and named in a Valley Ho Hotel room months later, Elvis Before Noon is truly a “happy accident” that just.. happened. Somewhere along the line, Roger Singleton, another talented friend would also play lead guitar after years of gigs that preceded EBN. Presently, He is a sonically versatile guitarist that “can play anything” and now has evolved into the guitarist most present when roll is called.

To this day, the spontaneous energy of the band is an ever-lasting quality. Their setlists are also full of a wide range of favorites as well, ranging from spot on Johnny Cash classics to Motown musings and whimsical Weezer cuts with Greer often serving as a virtual impressionist, doing many voices  with amazing accuracy. There's just about a little something for everyone and Elvis Before Noon is best described as a "rockin' good time."

Most recently, Elvis Before Noon has garnered gigs at Hotel Valley Ho, Wasted Grain (formerly Martini Ranch) Coach House, W Hotel, The Phoenician, and a variety of private and special events such as Phoenix Open’s Birds Nest, Circus Mexicus in Rocky Point Mexico, Four Peaks Brewery’s “Randomonium” Festival, Pre-Thanksgiving Bash at Montelucia Resort, the 20-30 Club’s “Niteflite,” Scottsdale Culinary Festival, AZ Cardinals Big Red Rib Festival and Great Lawn gigs, and the upcoming 2017 Cactus Cup. The band has also recorded a promotional song for a major ad firm representing Valley Metro Light Rail garnering radio and media attention. The band’s debut was recorded at Uranus Studio (R.I.P.) which was owned by Gin Blossoms frontman, Robin Wilson with producer Eric Racy. Their upcoming album, entitled, “Original” will be released in the fall of 2017 and was recorded at STEM recording by Curtis Grippe and is produced by the power pop pro, Jamie Woolford. Greer’s songs are so well written, so radio ready, that they are indistinguishable from the crowd pleasing covers. It’s available on iTunes now. The attainable goal is that other bands will one day cover Elvis Before Noon songs.