Nelly’s Echo, formed by Nelson Emokpae (Lead singer) in early 2007, originates from the premise that music is a two way street. “Nelly” refers to the musician/music and “Echo” refers to the audience’s appreciation of the music. Nelly’s Echo is neither a band or a solo musician, but a concept of the musical experience associated with it’s creator Nelson. Nelly’s Echo has self-released two successful albums, performed at over 100 colleges in the past year, entertained the troops in Cuba, and is returning to the studio for the third album to be released in 2012. With Nelly’s Echo, you can “make good music the soundtrack to [your] life.”
In 2012, when Nelly’s Echo returns to the studio to record their third album, it promises to be electrifying and groove infused, while still remaining true to their unique sound. The first Music Video from that album will be recorded sometime in the spring of 2012, so be sure to stay tuned. Following the release of the album, the band will embark on a tour to promote the album, but more details about the tour will be provided as they become available. However, Nelly’s Echo has promised to engage it’s fans throughout the whole recording process of the album by regularly uploading video blogs, mini-blogs, and pictures to make the whole experience more intimate and interactive.
“The show is coming to town, making believers out of critics tonight,” is a line out of one of Nelly’s Echo’s fan favorite songs. Appropriately, it also describes what the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012 has in store. Nelly’s Echo will be performing solo/duo at numerous colleges throughout the country to inform college audiences about the next wave of “funky fresh music,” which is guaranteed to capture and inspire their imaginations. Nelly’s Echo is also building a dedicated college following all over the country, which ties into the bigger picture of eventually: spreading the music all over the WORLD. However, the music is the means to a more important end with the ultimate goal of reaching the four corners of the earth while sharing the message of positivity, life, hope, and love to everyone that the music comes in contact with.
Nelly’s Echo is blessed with extremely talented musicians who realize they are much more than a couple of infectious songs. They understand that they can use the gifts they’ve been blessed with to bless someone else’s life or situation. They appreciate that they can be the voice for the soft spoken in a sometimes very noisy world. They recognize that they can be that medicine for the aching heart, and a trumpet for the joyous soul. Cognizant of the fact that good music is a road map in navigating the tricky journey of life, and that music inspires to do great things, it should come as no surprise that once you listen to Nelly’s Echo’s music, it will be an integral track to the soundtrack of your life!