Elliott Randall

  • Ex Steely Dan
  • Doobie Brothers

"I am delighted with this instrument, it looks, feels and sounds great and the Vari-coil provides a wide range of variations on a tonal theme." 

Photo Credit: Gary Barlow

About Elliott Randall

In an illustrious career encompassing a wide and varied cross-section of the music industry including production, composition, electronic research and development, lectures and teaching, and of course, a legendary contribution to popular guitar performance and recording, Elliott Randall has also entered the rock history annals with his guitar solos on Steely Dan's "Reelin' In The Years" and "Fame" (the motion picture).

Having recorded and performed with artists as diverse as The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, The Blues Brothers, Carl Wilson, Peter Frampton, James Galway, Richie Havens, The Rochester Philharmonic and The American Symphony Orchestra, among many others, he is a favorite of esteemed songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, George David Weiss, Don Covay and Laura Nyro. Other credits include: music consultant for NBC Saturday Night Live and Oliver Stone, and projects with producers Jerry Wexler , Joel Dorn, David Kershenbaum, Steve Lillywhite, Eddie Kramer, Bob Crewe, and Gary Katz.

Elliott has also played, produced and composed a myriad of jingles for tv, radio and cinema commercials, with clients including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Miller Beer, Budweiser, Cadillac, Ford, McDonalds, Burger King, Nabisco, Proctor & Gamble, MTV, ESPN, CBS, ABC, BBC-TV and countless others.

With the advent of midi in the early 80s, Elliott also worked as independent consultant for a wide range of companies, in the areas of musical instrument and amplifier development, recording & sampling technology, software design, and education. It can be safely said that he knows a thing or two about what makes a great guitar, and so when he decided to try out the Fret-King Black Label Elise he had no hesitation in giving it the thumbs-up.

"I am delighted with this instrument," says Elliott, "It looks, feels and sounds great and the Vari-coil provides a wide range of variations on a tonal theme." 

Current projects include recording and production, lectures, and consultancy on multimedia content. He continues to rack up air miles, recording and playing out with his London-based "Posse" and his NYC-based "Randall's Rangers".