Eli Pafumi has been on a hunt for the groove since early childhood. Groomed in rock-n-roll, with a never-ending exploration of composers, new instruments and upcoming songwriters, Eli has become a musician with a unique voice of his own, poised to move to the next level.
Eli is a three-time Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalist, a TEDx speaker and composer for live theatre. His theatrical work has been done at The Hub Theatre and Shippensberg University. Pafumi has also taught as an independent music instructor in guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, drums, voice, music production and songwriting in dozens of private studios and public schools across the country for almost 10 years. Eli’s debut solo album Finding North released in February 2016 and 2019 saw Pafumi’s first credit as producer on RitaRita’s debut LP Savta’s Garden.
Having spent the past three years touring and performing his music around the world, Eli is now prepared to take his skills back to the studio and online classroom. Partnering again with brother Jere Pafumi, Eli will continue his work as band leader and manager of recording project RitaRita through the making of their sophomore album.
Eli is currently based in Los Angeles, California