Who we are
Who we are
Its good to be el-live
el-live Productions is the largest International live band company in Southeast Asia, with an extensive number of artists and the broad skills of its management crew, it is truly an international company. The artists and management team of el-live Productions are world-class; they pride themselves in delivering the best product available in the market. We hire artists who are best, from all over the world, we create unique artistic concepts that are fitting of our venues, and we bring the artists together. We train, rehearse, and help to develop them then release them to delight the world. These unique capabilities are due to el-live Productions’ exceptional executive team: a group of professionals that shares a deep understanding of live entertainment in five-star or higher level venues, as well as a keen awareness of audience and operational details. We deliver to the world of 5-star venues the product it truly deserves.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Georges Elchakieh and I am the CEO of el-live Productions. I have been a professional musician for over 25 years working full time as a drummer and a front man.
I started out in Montreal where I created my first band “According To Roger” in 1986 while attending the music program at Concordia University. Montreal, being one of the most musically diverse cities in North America, gave me the ability to grow and play almost every night with musicians from all over the world.
After 10 years of working full time and no less than five nights a week, I started looking for opportunities to expand my horizon and try something totally new. I opted to get a gig abroad and what a great decision that turned out to be. Music has taken me all over the world, from places like Bangkok to Spain to Dubai to Hong Kong, just to name a few.
After my experience of traveling the world, managing and booking my own bands and meeting hundreds of musicians I came to the realization that there was a real need for a company that understood music, musicians and entertainment as well as night clubs and business owners. Oh and just for the record it’s pronounced “el-live” and not “ee-live” :).
From Montreal’s local music scene to international 5-star hotel circuit, Marc is now an integral part of el-live Productions. With a background in jazz music from Concordia University, along with 20 years of live music experience, Marc provides a unique perspective as a company executive.
From his humble beginning in the company as a musician, Marc advanced from being the musical director in the band, to bandleader, to management position. Now as the Chief Operating Officer, Marc oversees the entire company’s day-to-day specifics. From recruitment, to training, to managing, Marc’s inputs become an important part of el-live’s success.
Julie Murphy came to Asia in 1996 as first Lead Singer for the Shades Band. She became a seasoned singer/performer/choreographer and in charge of back vocals as she traveled throughout Asia, UAE and Europe for 5 and a half years. She retired from stage a year after she married and chose to start a family. Today, she is mother to her only and is Creative Manager at the heart of el-live Productions since the inception of the company on July 14th, 2008. There’s more to come…
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