Battle of Bands Winner: The Elise

Re-Named Group Opens Ziegfest October 25

By Corpus Christi Hooks | October 8, 2013 8:47 AM ET

CORPUS CHRISTI - A vote for Jake and the Coast Riders was a vote for The Elise October 2 at Brewster Street IceHouse.

The Corpus Christi-based foursome recently changed its name to The Elise and edged No Vacancy to win Battle of the Bands and earn a show-opening slot at Ziegfest October 25 at Whataburger Field.

The Battle of the Band winners started a year and a half ago as The Elise, before it changed its name to Jake and the Coast Riders. They recently decided to revert to the former because they felt it better reflected their sound of Alternative and southern rock.

The group is made up of bass player Derek Galvan, drummer Adam Holloway, lead guitarist Paul Teltschik and lead singer Jake Ward.

The Elise opens Ziegfest 11th Annual Music Festival ahead of Kevin Fowler, the Casey Donahew Band, Reckless Kelly and Uncle Lucius.

Fowler, an Austin resident and Amarillo native, headlines the show with his signature blend of rock and country. The veteran has released eight albums since 2000 and regularly plays more than 150 shows per year. Casey Donahew grew up in Burleson and cut his teeth playing in Fort Worth's stockyards. His band's latest album, Standoff, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart in April.

Reckless Kelly has released nine studio albums over the last 17 years. Since 2009 Kelly has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit baseball and softball facilities in South and Central Texas through the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam at Round Rock's Dell Diamond. Austin-based Uncle Lucius was added to the Ziegfest lineup in mid-September.

Whataburger Field hosts Ziegfest, presented by Ziegenbock, October 25 for the fourth consecutive year. Fans can purchase tickets at, by calling 361-561-4665, or visiting the ballpark box office during business hours.

Partners are H-E-B, the Caller-Times, K-99 and KIII-TV3.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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