Envy

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AFTER THE RELEASE OF HER 2008 ALBUM, SONGSTRESS, NATALIE THOMAS CONNECTED WITH OMAHA'S FINEST MUSICIANS WITH HIGH ASPIRATIONS OF BECOMING ONE OF THE PREMIERE COVER BANDS IN OMAHA. KNOWN FOR HER SOULFUL VOICE AND FRESH RENDERINGS, NATALIE IS A FORCE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.

ADORING HER ITALIAN GRANDFATHER WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE OPERA OMAHA AND WHO SANG PROFESSIONALLY FOR NUMEROUS YEARS, NATALIE KNEW SHE WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE HIM WHEN SHE GREW UP, THUS BEGINNING HER SINGING CAREER.

NATALIE TOOK VOICE LESSONS AND WAS A BACKUP SINGER FOR HEIDI JOY, WAS SELECTED TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES AND FROM THERE SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEN AT THE TD AMERITRADE STADIUM, THE CENTURY LINK, AND MANY OTHER LOCAL EVENTS.

AFTER HER FIRST CD RECORDING IN 2008, SONGSTRESS, NATALIE IS NOW TAKING HER MUSIC TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH HER BAND, ENVY. J.D. Davis - percussion/VOCALS

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BORN IN TO A MUSICAL FAMILY, J.D.'S LOVE FOR MUSIC CAME FROM LISTENING TO MUSIC RANGING FROM CLASSICAL TO R&B. PLAYING MUSIC BEGAN THROUGH PIANO LESSONS AT AN EARLY AGE, BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL PLAYING IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND WHEN ACCIDENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES ENABLED HIM TO DEVELOP HIS TALENT IN PERCUSSION.

INITIALLY AN ALTO SAXOPHONE PLAYER, J.D.'S FEEL FOR BEAT AND TEMPO AND HIS ABILITY TO PLAY DRUM CADENCES BY EAR, PROPELLED HIM TO PERCUSSION SECTION LEADER OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL BAND. ALTHOUGH HIS LOVE FOR PERCUSSION NEVER DIMMED, J.D. SPENT SEVERAL YEARS AWAY FROM FORMALLY PLAYING MUSIC AT ALL.

J.D. INHERITED HIS TALENT FROM HIS FATHER, WHO WAS ALSO A PERCUSSIONIST IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE CREDITS HIS SUCCESS TO ALL OF THOSE WHO GAVE HIM THE CHANCE TO SHARE HIS TALENT.

IN 2008, CIRCUMSTANCES ONCE AGAIN BROUGHT J.D. BACK TO HIS TRUE LOVE OF PERCUSSION AS A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM CHOIR AT SACRED HEART CHURCH, WHERE HE MET NATALIE. HIS ABILITY TO PLAY BY EAR IS SOMETHING THAT J.D. CONSIDERS TO BE A GIFT FROM GOD. THAT COMBINED WITH THE MUSICAL TALENTS OF HIS FELLOW BAND MEMBERS IS WHAT MAKES ENVY'S VIBE PATRICK DALY - LEAD GUITAR

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AFTER BEING BLOWN AWAY BY AN INCREDIBLE AUDITION, ENVY ADDED SELF-TAUGHT LEAD GUITARIST, PATRICK DALY. LIKE NATE, PAT HAS SPENT MANY YEARS IN THE ORIGINAL BAND SCENE. HIS GUITAR TECHNIQUE AND SOLOS ARE IN A CLASS ALL THEMSELVES!JOSEPH BACKER - KEYS/GUITAR/VOCALS

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TO FINALIZE THE OVERALL SOUND, ENVY BROUGHT IN FORMER STUDENT OF BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN BOSTON, MA, JOSEPH BACKER. A MULTI-TALENTED MUSICIAN AND INSTRUCTOR WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, JOE HAS BROUGHT A LEVEL OF TALENT UNSEEN IN THE MUSIC SCENE FOR QUITE SOME TIME. LENDING HIS VOICE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, THROWING SMOKIN' RIFFS ON LEAD GUITAR AND BRINGING MORE LAYERS OF SOUND WITH KEYS, JOE IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE FOR ENVY.


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