Mansfield Locals 'Another Element' Have Tunes For Everyone

  • 3/7/2018 4:42:12 PM
  • Tyler Warner
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Mansfield's own 'Another Element' first caught our attention at the 2018 Rehab Center Telethon at Richland Mall. AE played the last hour of the telethon and closed the show out with their energetic, vibrant mix of styles. Their set piqued the interest of a few of the staff at WMFD, so we reached out to get to know them a little better.
Another Element is:
Vocals / Guitars / Mandolin / Songwriting - Emily Raff 
Vocals / Keys / Songwriting - Jody Odom Jr. 
Percussion / Songwriting - Tarkington Johnson 
Bass Guitar - Jim Giesige 
Guitars / Backing Vocals - Cole Will
Guitars - Myron Brenner
Another Element is a 6 piece contemporary rock band from Mansfield. They feature a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and musical influences. The age range in the band runs from teenaged to just past 50 and their personalities and influences are just as widely varied.
The band prides themselves on bringing great energy to the stage and having something for everyone. 
"Our sound? It's kind of contemporary for our originals...like Contemporary rock maybe?"  States Raff. "But we do everything from Motown, like The Supremes, to hard rock, like The White Stripes."
Genre pigeonholing can be dangerous with a band like Another Element. Odom Jr. believes labeling Another Element as anything specific wouldn't do them justice.
"If we were to be a genre, it would be love and a good time." Says Odom. "You see it all when we get up there. We do our best to put a smile on the faces of the people that we're there for, no matter how many people are there. We're going to rock out and give it our best."
Tarkington Johnson, Drummer for the band and lifetime Mansfielder says their diversity brings them together to create a fresh and exciting product with musical talent, youthful energy, and infectious positivity. 
"Its like gumbo. You have all these different elements...When you put together the people who have a rock background, a gospel background, a country background, you put them all together in this musical pot that we have and nothing but good can come out of it" Johson says.
Connect with Another Element on Facebook and go see them perform Saturday, March 17th at Planet 14 in Galion Ohio and see what you've been missing.

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