Eli Flynn became a part of the Tribe in 2013 when he, Michael Vadala, and Ben Crossgrove met at a get together hosted by mutual friend Ryan Schindler. The musicians immediately noticed they had a similar taste and and began to develop a lifelong friendship. Eli began playing shows with MVT, and Michael joined Eli's alternative/experimental rock group Upward Groove. The two collaborated on concerts and recordings over the next two years and still perform together when they are in the same city. His popularity began to take off with Upward Groove and now Eli is one of Rochester's most well known young musicians. But two bands and the pursuit of a music therapy degree at Nazareth College isn't enough for Eli, he also records his own solo material, teaches lessons, and collaborates with many of Rochester's other well known artists and groups. Watch out for Eli this May as he will be going on tour with Mrs. Skannotto.