Elegant Trash was formed in 2003 by Lee Austin Hoffman on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Trez Howell on Lead Guitar, and Mike Perez on Drums while living in Atlanta, Georgia. Together they performed live and recorded 23 albums together for the first 8 years. In 2011, Lee moved to Berkeley, California where he played with many different band members and recorded an additional 8 albums while keeping the same band name. Elegant Trash’s musical style is eclectic and evolves with each new band member’s influence. The current line up consists of Lee Austin Hoffman on Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Nathalie Hoffman on Vocals and Accordion, Cris Portillo on Lead Guitar, Alex Miehl on Drums, and Will Xiong on Bass. Elegant Trash is the resident band at the Stork Club in Oakland, California where they play every first Friday of the month, as well as other local venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Elegant Trash released their newest album “Rocking Faces” on November 1, 2019, which is now available online on bandcamp, applemusic, spotify, pandora, reverbnation, soundcloud, and youtube. “Rocking Faces is not just the name of the album, it’s a way of life.”