P!lot is an indie pop / rock Brooklyn-based project that flew down South, and now resides in Charleston, SC. Quirky and ethereal – the sound is accented by Casios, mellotrons and omnichords. 

Erel Pilo leads the project by writing the songs and singing leads. With a background in movement, she also incorporates dance, roller skating and aerials into performance. The band consists of Russ Green (bass), Erel Pilo (keys/guitar/vocals), John Renaldo (drums) and Matt Varner (guitar), and has also included Michael Ewens (keys). The band members expand on the songs, and sometimes add instruments such as pedal steel, congas or ukulele to the set. 

Our next single, “Lonely Vampire” drops October 26th. Our soon-to-be-released album explores themes of femininity, felines, attraction and aeronautics. We’re inspired by science, literature, relationships and French Yé Yé. Related to hypnagogic pop / psych rock group, Leopard and the Diamond Sky (and studio The Secret Cottage), with musical collaborations with Amelea, Infinitikiss, Oropendola, and Ronan Conroy.


Previous events

Rip City

Lofi Brewing, 2038 Meeting St, N. Charleston, SC

Rip City CHS is an experimental comedy/variety show that features original sketches, characters, music, performance art, and anything else in between. It's basically Charleston SNL. The works are being performed for the first time for a live audience and the rotating cast keep the show different every month. Rip City CHS is curated & produced by Nameless Numberhead (Henry Riggs & Maari Suorsa).

March 25th @ Lofi Brewing

Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm Tickets are $12 in advance $15 day of show

$12 in advance, $15 Day of Show

Come to Recovery Room Tuesday, March 21st to crush a few PBRs while flipping winter one final bird. Also on the docket that night: KV Sewell's first time EVER performing her entire Post and Courier acclaimed debut album (endless thanks to Kalyn Oyer), P!lot and her quirk rock magic, and Moe Beans & Chas City Rapper Of the Year runner-up Sxvxnt doing what they do best.


I'm excited to be included in this month's DigiRip produced by the talented comedic duo, Nameless Numberhead. My cat video will be featured along with all the slurps, all the laughs! Watch it live or whenever. https://www.youtube.com/namelessnumberhead

Venus Alive Music Festival

Excited to be included in this international music festival streaming online. Put on by the Brazilian band Divina Supernova.


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“Erel Pilo is one of the most charming Brooklyn musicians on the block. Her sweet, indie sounds are ethereal, upbeat, and poppy with a hint of folk.” ”

— Feminist Wednesday December 4, 2013

Reminiscent of Kathryn Williams or Norah Jones, but with a unique delicacy and poignant charm, 'Balloon' is a simply dreamy slice of twinkling folk-pop. ”

Gig Slutz October 6, 2014

Remember the twee, romantic charms of Chairlift? Erel Pilo has that sort of doe-eyed guy/girl romantic pop song going on, but with an acoustic guitar instead of a synthesizer. ”