Brash and cynical, Elvis Costello (ne Declan McManus) led the 'new wave' explosion, a poppier younger brother of thethe punk movement, coupling
controversial social messages with vibrant and engaging music. Costello debuted in 1977and throughout his 30-year career both as a solo artist
and with the Attractions (and various other backing bands),Costello has covered every genre from punk to folk, Tin Pan Alley to reggae, country to
pop. His earlier works are themost widely adulated, but his latest works have earned him his fair share of critical respect. Though he no
longercarries the same sardonic energy, Costello continues to find success both through his past legacy and his new musicalexperiments.