'Elvers' is a trio formed in 2008 by friends who wished to explore a shared interest in improvised music making without rules, particularly improv rules. Its members have been playing together in various combinations for much longer though. Trumpet player Ian R. Watson, double bassist Peter Marsh and percussionist Paul May have been regular or semi regular fixtures on the fringes of the London free improv scene over the last few years.
Watson and Marsh took part in many of Ashley Wales's short run club night 'Back in your town' at the Red Rose until its demise. But most of their playing is in different areas such as folk, jazz, rock and blues - May with Duke Garwood, Petra Jean Philliipson, Carolyn Hume, Clang Sayne and others (often in tandem with Marsh), whilst Watson currently plays with Solus Rex, 64 bit and The Treecreepers, a duo with Bellowhead percussionist Pete Flood. Marsh and Watson also collaborated in electric jazz outfit Lob.