Most anyone would choose an alternative stage name rather than Declan Patrick MacManus. Drawing from his father’s artist name, Day Costello, and combining it with one of modern music’s greatest artists, the moniker of one of today’s best singer songwriter, Elvis Costello was born.
Elvis Costello has an impressive musical resume that includes collaborations with some of modern music’s biggest stars, such as Paul McCartney, Roy Orbison, Brian Eno, and Burt Bacharach, to name just a few.
In 2001 Costello began collaborating with the Jazz Foundation of America, and has since donated a good deal of his time helping to save the homes, and working towards improving the lives of America's elderly jazz and blues musicians.
This has included working with New Orleans musicians after the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
A new studio album is scheduled for late 2010, and leagues of fans worldwide are eagerly waiting!