MILLION YEAR ECHO
Million Year Echo are comprised of Orlando musicians:
A hit from the Orlando scene, the guys play frequently for local fans in popular venues and have become well known for Levi’s lilting vocals and Alan’s varied guitar effects.
Reviews have praised the unique vocal stylings of Levi as well as the energy the band brings each time they play. Million Year Echo has played at the House of Blues and other major venues and has opened for a number of national touring acts. The band was recently signed to a major record label, and they are likely on the verge of becoming nationally famous.
With the vocal range and lyrical influence of Joni Mitchell, the power and heart of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, and the soul of Aretha Franklin, Maggie Clifford's voice can simultaneously soothe, excite, and inspire the careful listener. Her songwriting influences come from early childhood exposure to motown, to Jewel and No Doubt, to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and The Band, and she is more recently influenced by Wilco and artists of the fReaK FoLK movement. Maggie Clifford's style is as eclectic as her taste in music. This passed winter she spent studying classical Indian vocal technique with one of India's greatest masters, Pashupathi Mishra, and hopes to return to continue her studies. Until then, she will be booking gigs and playing around the Northeastern United States to continue to hone her musical craft.
The most entertaining, and exhilarating DJ, DJ Mano began seriously developing his skills as a deejay at the tender age of eleven. “I’ve always had a connection with music, it moved me. It is my life.” DJ Mano is originally from Brooklyn, but also spent a lot of time in Greensboro, North Carolina. During high school, DJ Mano was known for wreaking havoc on the turntables for area block parties and events. His mix tapes were hot around Greensboro and this landed him a mix-show for a local college radio station. “It was then that I met T-Luv (formerly Timbaland's deejay). He took me under his wing and helped me improve my skills.” DJ Mano went on to attend Shaw University in Raleigh, NC where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications. His freshman year of college, he deejayed with DJ Lord Jazz and the Lords of the Underground. He continued to rock college parties and corporate benefits. While at Shaw University, DJ Mano took television production classes and had the brilliant idea of incorporating his mixes with video, creating his own music videos. From here “Barnett Entertainment” was formed, which DJ Mano owns and operates. This new venture allowed DJ Mano to not only become an entrepreneur, but more independent—spinning hip-hop, reggae, house, and R&B for the masses. He was a part of the lengendary Mix Show WNAA 90.1 MASSIVE HOUSE MIX. Barnett Entertainment also opened up the door for video production jobs throughout the country. DJ Mano’s Most recent ventures includes an Aids Benefit Show with Queen Latifah and some Def Poets, to being the DJ for the Tony Award winning Def Poetry Jam at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Also doing many comedy shows at Carolines on Broadway with nationally known Comedian Shang. Making the first of many BET’s RAP CITY appearances in 2005. Also on Scratch Academy’s roster of Great DJ’s doing many events for them. DJ Mano has a dangerous touch for rocking diverse crowds. He is a performer, no stranger to ambition. From his uncanny ability to choose a crowd-pleasing sound to his unique style. DJ Mano is a genius on the turntables and exemplifies nothing but true, pure talent.