The name Eloy is based on the book "Time Machine" by H.G. Wells.
The German band Eloy is formed in 1969, they played covers of the Beatles, the Who,
the Rolling Stones and the Moody Blues to name a few.
They play spacy electronic progressive music in the tradition of the German space Rock bands,
like Ashra Temple and Tangering Dream. with mostly concept-albums and a mixture of symphonic
arrangements, atmospheres and more rock structures.
Eloy's first LP (self-titled) is recorded in the "Stars-studio" (Hamburg) and released
Frank Bornemann (Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion)
Erich Schriever (Lead Vocals, Keyboards) [Leaves after this album]
Manfred Wieczorke (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)
Helmuth Draht (Drums) [Leaves after this album]
Wolfgang Stöcker (Bass).
To name a few highlights:
POWER AND THE PASSION (1975):
Detlef "Pitter" Schwaar (Guitar) [New member, leaves after this album]
Luitjen "Harvey" Janssen (Bass Guitar) [Leaves after this album]
Frank Bornemann (Vocal, Guitar)
Fritz Randow (Gretsch Drums, Paiste Cymbals) [Leaves after this album]
Manfred Wieczorke (Organ, MOOG Synthesizer, Mellotron, Electric Piano, Grand Piano)
[Leaves after this album]
The remastered edition includes a 1999-remix of the last track 'The bells of notre dame'
and comes with a new designed booklet including an excerpt of Eloy's history.
Oceans was released in '78 and in the German charts it did better than Genesis o
Frank Bornemann (Lead Vocals, Electric and Accoustic Guitars)
Klaus-Peter Matziol (Bass Guitars, Vocals)
Hannes Arkona (Electric and Acoustic Guitars)[New member]
Hannes Folberth (Keyboards)[New Member]
Jim McGillivray (Drums, Percussion)[New member]
Frank Bornemann (Lead Vocals, Guitars)
Klaus-Peter Matziol (Bass Guitars)
Hannes Arkona (Lead Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocoder)
Hannes Folbert (Keyboards)
Fritz Randow (Drums).
Eloy is now:
Frank Bornemann (Lead and Backing Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars)
Michael Gerlach (Keyboards, Drums, Synth-Bass)
Additional session musicians:
Achim Giesler (Keyboards on "Invasion of a Megaforce" and "Rainbow")
Stefan Hols (Bass on "Invasion of a Megaforce" and Backing Vocals on "Dreams" and Rainbow")
Darryl Van Raalte (Fretless Bass on "Dreams")
Paul Harriman (Bass on "Sensations")
Annette "Joal" Stangenberg (Vocals on "Rainbow", "Dreams", and "Invasion of a Megaforce")
Diana Baden (Whispering Vocals on "Dreams" and Important Help to create the lyrics on "RA")
Tommy Newton (Additional Guitars on "Sensation")
Udo Dahmey (Drums on "Invasion of a Megaforce")
Sue Wist (vocal intro on "Voyager of the future race").
CHRONICLES I (1993):
ELOY is still Frank Bornemann (vocals/guitars), Michael Gerlach (keyboards)
Klaus Peter Matziol (bass),
Hannes Arkona (guitar),
Hannes Folberth (keyboards),
Fritz Randow (drums),
Nico Baretta (drums),
Lenny Mac Dowell (flute),
Special thanks to Amy, Sabine, Anne & Brigitte for their beautiful singing on
"Time to Turn" and "Apocalypse".
VISIONARY will be the new album, the band’s first studio album in over 10 years, on January 12, 2010. Visionary
celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Eloy, Germany’s most successful and prized progressive rock group.
Frank Bornemann - vocals, guitar,
Michael Gerlach - keyboards,
Hannes Folberth - keyboards,
Klaus-Peter Matziol - Bass,
Bodo Schopf - drums.
Updated 22 Jan 2012 by Nick.