Elroy is a superb drummer. Keep in mind the setting. What we’ve heard over the past few weeks are intimate, unrehearsed, very restrained, and quasi-improvised versions of the songs. To be fair to Elroy, he’s holding back because of the ‘campfire’ style arrangements. He’s probably also playing a three piece kit, and in at least one occasion was playing a kid/toy drum set.
In these performances I hear the same magic that happens when Neil and Tim play; the harmonies, the comfort, the unspoken familiarity that makes these types of performances possible.
For anyone doubting, go back and listen to the completely awesome and improvised version of Sinner from a few days ago. The song never sounded this good.
Just to add a final comment; Mark Hart will be sorely missed, but the future is very bright for Crowded House-Finnstravaganza