Young Newport songwriter set for big festival gigs
A BUDDING young songwriter has his sights set on stardom after lining up gigs at top festivals this summer.
Elliot Brussalis, aka Dellux, is writing material and producing songs for up-and-coming band Astroid Boys.
The group played at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011 and hope the return there this year.
They also have performances booked at rock festival Download and heavy metal’s Ghostfest.
The St Julian’s school pupil, 17, started working with the sixpiece dubstep and grime band when he was just 12.
They heard his music while he was doing a radio show at Newport’s Urban Circle and asked him to get involved.
Since then he has been fitting in gigs around his school work.
The Cardiff-based group will feature on the Channel 4 TV programme Random Acts next week, which tips them as one of Britain’s best upcoming bands.
They have already played a UK tour and were featured in a double- page spread in the cult magazine Front.
Their latest song Bad A$$, available on iTunes attracted 30,000 hits, while their track Welcome to the Zoo has had 62,000 views.
Elliot, who writes and records songs on a computer in a studio in his bedroom, said: “We are really pleased with how it is all going.
“Front magazine is hosting a gig for us in April and there will be industry heads there and Channel 4. And we have our first full album out in the summer.
My dream is to become a producer with my own recording studio.”
The group has been covered on Flava TV, Virgin Media on Demand, Radio 1, Radio 1xtra and Kerrang! Radio and were recently named on MTV and SBTV websites as Acts to look out for and Best unsigned act’.
They also recently supported Grandmaster Flash and Public Enemy at Freeze Fest in London.
Elliot’s teacher Lewis Thomas said he has high hopes for his future. He said: “He is a very talented boy and has also got recording contracts on offer. He has a bright future.”
View Elliot’s songs at soundcloud.
com/Dellux or facebook.
com/Delluxmusic and astroidboys.