Elkan FTM was founded by leadsinger Mikael Elkan in 2009. From ´09 to ´12 Mikael tried to form a regular band but since it took too much time because of the constant change in the band members, Mikael decided to stop and do everything himself.
In 2012 Mikael gave himself the challenge to write 40 songs in a year. He wrote 42 in 2013. 8 was selected for recording at the studio. 5 was chosen for the first EP. The EP was recorded and produced in 6 days at Medley Studio (CPH). The band rehearsed for a straight week before recording and then recorded everything i just 4 days.
The first EP was released from the independent record label Bproud in 09/2014 was titled “Come Closer” and contained the songs:
Burn My Letters
Love & Fear
Come Closer Crew (2014+15)
Guitar: HC Frank
Bass: Kim Holm Nielsen
Keys: Magnus Snorre Engelbrechtsen
Drums: Jacob Davidsen
Vocal, Guitar: Mikael Elkan
Choir: Maya Overbye Herulf, Christina Nielsen, Liselotte Ørum, Katrine Nielsen.
Produced by Henrik West
Mastered by Lowland Masters (UK)
Recorded at Medley Studio, Copenhagen
First single after the EP is released in March 2017 called “Okay” from same independent label Bproud.
Okay Crew (2017)
Guitar: Jonas Krag
Bass: Torbjörn Appelh
Drums: Jens-Peter Brodersen
Horns: Asbjørn and friends
Vocal, Choir: Mikael Elkan
Keys: Jens-Peter Brodersen
Arranged by Jens-Peter Brodersen
Produced by TurboLentz (DK)
Mastered by Lowland Master (UK)