About the Band
Elektric Voodoo is a "World Beat Rock & Roll" band based out of San Diego, CA and led by Scott Tournet, co-founder of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Scott’s successful career path before forming Elektric Voodoo includes writing, performing and recording with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), The Allman Brothers, Billy Gibbons, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Mark Batson (Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, etc.), Mavis Staples, The Black Crowes, Bob Weir, and many more. Through these experiences Tournet became schooled in song craft, soul, pop, blues, and classic rock & roll at the highest level.
The 5-7 piece ensemble blends afrobeat and Latin rhythms with rock & roll, psychedelia, jazz, blues and many other influences into its own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage. What the listener is left with is a very unique sound that while is immediately very dance-able, also offers innovation, song craft, and melody.
"Tastes of The Flaming Lips, Santana, Fela Kuti, Tame Impala and The Arcade Fire break through atop this soulful collection of songs that are birthed with unlimited potential." - Glide Magazine
"Intriguing, enticing, and engaging all at the same time ----- evidence of Elektric Voodoo's ability to cast a hypnotic spell." - Relix Magazine
“(Our show) is like tapping into the best versions of ourselves and transferring that to an audience.
"We are a dance band. We are upbeat. I think what makes us different is that we are trying to combine the physicality of rhythm with the emotions of meaningful lyrics and storytelling, so we connect to the body and the mind of our audience. We want our crowds to dance and sweat through Saturday night and then wake up on Sunday remembering a lyric that helps carry them through the week.” - Scott Tournet
Since 2016, Elektric Voodoo has toured extensively throughout the U.S. including multiple national tours. Their new album Telescope is scheduled to be released in summer 2021.