Teen musician takes to iTunes and YouTube


Elliot Rhoads is 17, a summer resident of the Bethany Beach area and a singer/songwriter. And, now, he’s looking to rocket up the iTunes charts with his second song, a cover of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.

Rhoads also released a music video of the song on YouTube on Aug. 7, with nearly a thousand views in less than a week.

It features Rhoads, some of his friends and beach balls from Rhodes 5&10 in Bethany Beach.

Last summer, Rhoads performed at the Freeman Stage at Bayside, as well as the Bethany Beach Bandstand and venues in Dewey and Rehoboth, and he will be performing this Friday, Aug. 14, at the bandstand, in the Town’s annual talent showcase.

In addition to performing, Rhoads volunteers at the Freeman Stage and Freeman Foundation and works at Sedona restaurant in Bethany to help fund his music.

The song can be found on iTunes at https://itun.es/us/Zosf9. The video is on YouTube at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OE_FOERTyZM.