John Elefante is an American Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Producer.
Top Albums by John Elefante
• On My Way to the Sun 
• Windows of Heaven 
• Corridors 
• Defying Gravity 
• Lo Que Andabamos Busca… 
John was born in Levittown, New York, and his family soon moved to Long Beach, California. Growing up, he sang and performed drums for his family band, The Brotherhood. As an artist, his credits include writing and singing lead vocals on three multi-platinum albums; as producer, his albums have earned numerous Dove Awards, 4 Grammy Awards (most recently in 2000) and 10 Grammy nominations. He has maintained a close working relationship with his brother, Dino, throughout his career.
John’s international career began in earnest when he auditioned as the new lead singer and keyboardist for super-group, Kansas, in 1981. That year, the band was one of the top-grossing concert acts in the world and John had never been in a band apart from his family. Although several of the top vocalists of the day applied for the job (e.g. Sammy Hagar, Doug Pinnick), John received the part.
John sang the lead vocals and performed keyboards on three (multi) Platinum albums with Kansas. He was also a major songwriting contributor (along with lead guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter Kerry Livgren). On 1982′s Vinyl Confessions, he co-wrote and sang the #4 Billboard Mainstream Rock hit, “Play the Game Tonight”. He also wrote the acoustic-based classic “Chasing Shadows”, along with the Top 40 single, “Right Away”. The next year, on the following album, Drastic Measures, he wrote the early MTV favorite, “Fight Fire with Fire”, which remains the band’s highest charting single at #3 (Mainstream Rock) as well as a staple of Kansas’ live shows to this day. John was also responsible for “Everybody’s My Friend,” which was released as the second single from the album and reached #34 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Around this time the band began to buckle under the increasing strain of maintaining the consistent radio hits and record company commercial expectations. In addition, contemporary pop music was quickly becoming antithetical to the band’s organic, sophisticated aesthetic. A new age of sequenced synthesizers and drum machines confronted Kansas with the near-impossible challenge of maintaining their musical essence and commercial integrity. In 1984, on the retrospective collection
John has finished a new album, in a contemporary style that also hearkens back to the best of Mastedon, his KANSAS work, and solo albums entitled 'On My Way To The Sun'.