Space-Rock / Psychedelia
1996 to 1998
- John Wood (guitar, vocals)
- Marc Neudeck (bass, vocals)
- Martyn Cheesman (drums, vocals)
- Ken Avey (percussion) also played with the band for a couple of gigs.
- Tad Filip (lights + projections)
Inspired by Whitstable band Crow , larger acts like Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd, plus other influences from the realms of Metal and Trance, Elemental's set mainly consisted of effects-laden guitar instrumentals based around half-formed structures. They also included a few cover songs, including Crow's "FE Stomp", Ozric's "Dissolution", Pink Floyd's "Echoes" and "Money", and Primus' "Southbound Pachyderm"
Honorary member Tad added visual effects with his Dreamlight lighting and projections, many of them home-made!
The band initially formed under the name Voodoo Chocolate with Stacey Granger playing saxophone, and this line up played one song (a formative version of "Drift") at a youth talent show in Maidstone. After this, the band slimmed to a three-piece and changed name to Elemental.
After the demise of the band, all 3 members played 2 gigs as Punk covers band F.U.T.A..
- Critical Confusion - John, Martyn
- F.U.T.A. - John, Marc, Martyn
- Eschatology - Marc, John
- Bind - Marc
- Flipside - Martyn
- Earshot - John
- Encephale - Marc
- Platform_Strange - Marc
- Slam Cartel - Marc
- Curb - Martyn
- Tidor - Martyn
- Balbulus - John
- Lambda Sond - John
- Tragic Millennium - John
- Jesus Fix - John
- 1996 Rehearsal demo
- various unreleased demo/rehearsal tracks exist
Click on (POSTER) for poster/flyer
as Voodoo Chocolate:
- ??/??/96 - Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre (1 song)
- 26/07/96 - Ashford, Stour Centre Kent Tent (+ Trevor & The Warriors Of Groove)
- 01/08/96 - Ashford, Festival Centre (+ Dribblebus + Indigoes Blue )
- 11/10/96 - Canterbury, Penny Theatre (supp. Tracing Arcs )
- 18/10/96 - Ashford, County Hotel (supp. Nine + Jesus Fix ) (POSTER)
- 24/10/96 - Ashford, County Hotel (supp. Phat Numbha , w. Pattern Crysis )
- 02/11/96 - Lenham, a field (supp. Phat Numbha , w. Rocky Overcoat)
- 06/12/96 - Ashford, County Hotel (POSTER)
- 17/01/97 - Ashford, County Hotel (supp. Sun ) (POSTER)
- 07/03/97 - Ashford, County Hotel (supp. Nine , w. Dribblebus ) (POSTER)
- 22/03/97 - Folkestone, Bottoms (supp. Nine , w. Einsteifen )
- 26/04/97 - Folkestone, Harp Club (+ Eschatology )
- 10/05/97 - Folkestone, Bottoms (+ Pornocop + The Irreverents )
- 13/06/97 - Folkestone, Harp Club (+ Mind Octopus + Eschatology ) (POSTER)
- 25/08/97 - Ashford, The Victoria (POSTER)
- 03/10/97 - Canterbury, Club Airlock (supp. Nine ) (POSTER)
- 11/10/97 - Ashford, Newtown, Swan Centre (supp. Mind Octopus , w. Jabba )
The band split after this, then reformed some months later for a final Sunday lunchtime gig at the Victoria in Ashford, but split again halfway through!