People Like You is a freewheelin' freak folk traveling circus band that creates rifts in the fabric of space and time. "Music for the people, by the people, with no specific people in mind." -Chris Hislop, The EDGE. Juxtaposing vaudevillian gypsy punk mischief and psychedelic folk-rock madness with curious lyrical content and bizarre pop sensibilities, the sound is charismatic, inspired, a bit haunting, kooky, and captivating. The singer/songwriter tandem of rabble-rouser Eli Elkus and inter-dimensional wizard Andrew Polakow is the fanciful heart of the group. It is strange, yet familiar like a new friend you swear you've known all of your life. It's the kind of thing that'll kick your brain, rattle your bones, drop your jaw, tickle your fancy, turn your head and make you say, "Huh... I can get down with that." The shows are amusing to say the least and an open invitation for everyday people, the straights, the freakers, and the funkies to get in on it, get strange, have a ball, and be a part of it all. It's in the name - People Like You.
Eli Elkus: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Polakow: Singer-Songwriter, Electric Guitar
Justin Sheriff: Keyboards, Accordion, Production and Engineering
Rob Littlefield: Bass
Max Elkus: Drums
"Whatever you call it, it’s a unique sound, fun and freewheeling and a little messy."
-Larry Clow, The Sound
"The band’s sound serves as a vehicle for the sort of folklore storytelling that comes with the traveling gypsy culture."
-Austin Sorette, PortsmouthNH.com
"Some bands can be easily pigeonholed. Others can’t. Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s own People Like You fall into the latter category, possessing a sound that, at times, can be best described as folk. People Like You buck trends and reject classification."
-Chris Harris, Take Magazine
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"It's freaky. It's folky. It's loose. It's fun. It seems the perfect soundtrack to permeate from the windows of that purple bus, which they affectionately refer to as 'The Looney Bin.' It's kids music for adults."
-Christopher Hislop, The Edge
"People Like You is a definite new talent of songwriters and musicians that as a band seem to have no limit on originality and creativity… it will be well worth keeping an ear tuned to their music”
-Irene Collins, WVRV 92.5 The River
"People Like You has a sound that is definitely going to be the next new band in the spotlight.”
-Steven Sockol, Kindsound