New Element is a 5 member band which has a distinctive blend of Irish/Celtic/Rock music played with a contemporary edge. The group has been playing in the Chicago land area for the last 15 years and are instantly recognized, always engaging, and most appealing to fans of all ages. Their uniqueness derives not only from their musical skills but also from their high energy stage show with the result of fans jumping out of their seats. They are truly Chicago land's Finest Celtic Rock Band! You will sense their passion, energy and precision while playing celtic rock, bluegrass and americana folk music. New Element takes its audiences on a “musical journey” that is extraordinary.
They have performed such venues as: Chicago Celtic Fest, Taste of Chicago, Navy Pier, Indianapolis Irish Fest, South Bend Celtic Fest, Manhattan Irish Fest, Fados, TJ Maloneys, Quigleys Irish Pub, Fiddlers Hearth, Nine Irish Brothers, Bally Doyle Irish Pub, South Side Irish Parade Party, Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, numerous private parties along with Town and Church Festivals. Although not considered a "Wedding Band", they have performed at many "Irish/Celtic" weddings with Incredible reviews.
New Element truly puts on a show to be remembered by all!
Mike Horgash (Lead Vocals Fiddle/Mandolin/Tin Whistle),
Paul Horgash (Hammered Dulcimer/Accordian/Banjo),
Dan Soto (Lead Vocals Electric/Acoustic Guitars/Harmonica),
Shane Samaniego (Drums),
Mike McCune (Vocals Bass)