10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elle King

Elle King is an American singer, songwriter, and all around badass. She started singing in New York City at 16 years old, trying to get into clubs for gigs with a fake ID. Her first album, Love Stuff, debuted in February 2015, and has been one of the most played albums on my Spotify playlists. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Elle King.

ElleKingFeatureBlownSpeakers

  1. Elle King is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King.
gty_rob_schneider_elie_king_mm_151102_12x5_1600

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XnDfCOh-YtY/VSTNGUA3FDI/AAAAAAAAHQI/jjSpkpgSiA8/s800

2. Her birth name is Tanner Elle Schneider.

elle-king-feat

https://usatlife.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/elle-king-feat.jpg?w=1200

3. She was born out of a Vegas marriage; her parents married three days after they met. They divorced soon after, and Elle lived with her mother in Ohio.

4BC11E5A91F051A200326E671061F6242015301232848131

http://cache.vevo.com/Content/VevoImages/video/4BC11E5A91F051A200326E671061F6242015301232848131.jpg

4. At 9 years old, Elle King’s stepfather gave her a CD by pop-punk band The Donnas. It was then that Elle decided she wanted to be a musician.

20150423_elle-king_91

http://images.publicradio.org/content/2015/04/23/20150423_elle-king-3_91.jpg

5. As a teen, Elle was recruited for a pop group formed by Randy Jackson, but the band never recorded.

elle-king-press-rca-shane-mccauley-2015-billboard-650

http://www.billboard.com/files/media/elle-king-press-rca-shane-mccauley-2015-billboard-650.jpg

6. She taught herself to play the banjo after seeing a cute boy play it at art school. The second song she wrote on the banjo, “Good to be a Man”, is what first got her signed.

eb4cecd74909da8c47760104aabf21c8

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3934/15602598775_c8513b8bb1_b.jpg

7. Elle has over 35 tattoos.

elleking_cover

http://i0.wp.com/www.inkedmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/elleking_cover.jpg?resize=650%2C455

 

8. She has lived in southern Ohio, NYC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Copenhagen.

elle-king-intro

http://d2x3wmakafwqf5.cloudfront.net/wordpress/wp-content/blogs.dir/105/files/2015/06/elle-king-intro.jpg

9. Elle has toured with Of Monsters and Men and Train, and has opened for Dashboard Confessional, Dropkick Murpheys, Ed Sheeran, and Dry the River.

200

10. Elle goes hard: she has a chipped front tooth from hitting it with a microphone.

200-1

Elle King is currently on tour and being joined by Vance Joy in February. Check her out in New Orleans on November 13th or look up her other upcoming destinations at elleking.com

Author: Cecilia

Share This Post On