Elvis Costello

Born in London and raised in Liverpool, North West England; he took his stage alias from Elvis Presley and his father's stage name Day Costello. Elvis' career began as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s becoming associated with the first wave of the British Punk & New Wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s.

His critically acclaimed debut album, 'My Aim Is True' was recorded in 1976. Shortly after recording his first album he formed The Attractions as his backing band. His second album, 'This Year's Model', was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone magazine on its list of the best albums of the period 1967-1987. Costello and The Attractions continued to tour and record together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello's work since has been as a solo artist, though with occasional reunions with members of The Attractions and collaborations including Burt Bacharach and most recently with The Roots including 2013's 'Wise Up Ghost'. Costello has released 24-albums, with a further 6 collaborations to date.

In a career spanning 37-years, winning multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award Best British Male. In 2003, Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Costello married current wife, Diana Krall in 2003, with Blended being the first time that they have ever appeared on the same bill.

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