Eli Clemens is a conga drummer who has lived in Waimānalo, O’ahu for almost forty years. Beginning as a teenager, he studied under two master drummers for over a decade, learning the rhythms and styles of different worldwide cultures.
As the percussionist for the diverse band Quadraphonix for many years, he has performed in fifteen different countries and has recorded on four CDs with the band. Currently, he instructs private weekly classes, and performs in a variety of venues throughout the Islands. He is also an avid surfer, so when he’s not drumming, you’ll find him wherever the best waves are!