Meet The Band


Nelly's Echo

February 08, 2007|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Nelson Emokpae

Founded in --2004

Style --acoustic soul

Influenced by --Motown, ABBA, Boyz to Men, Luther Vandross, Norah Jones

Notable --Emokpae has yet to release a debut CD because, he said, he's a perfectionist. His first album must perfectly re-create the sound he hears in his head, he said. Until he finds the right people to record him properly, he'll keep using rough-made demos, he said.

Quotable --"`Nelly' is myself, and whenever I sing or perform it's usually the reaction of the crowd I base my performance on. Whatever they `echo' back. It's basically a response."

Hear Nelly's Echo tomorrow at Teavolve, 1705 Eastern Ave. The music starts at 8 p.m. $10, $5 for students. For more information, call 410-327-4832 or go to The artist:

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.