Velvet Echo is the production duo of Mike McClellan and Stephen Newman. Longtime friends and collaborators, they formed their own studio while finishing college. They played and performed with multiple bands, all the while honing their skills as producers and engineers. Their friends would ask them to record and produce them, which would lead to meeting new musicians meeting talent they wanted to work with. During this time their love and appreciation for multiple styles of music deepened, which encourage them to branch out in their own writing. This created a snowball effect which lead to them moving away from running a recording studio and focusing on producing. Mike and Steve enjoy talking about music, movies, and spending time playing old video games.
Velvet Echo has produced music for ESPN, The NBA, MTV, the Today Show, as well as created promotional music for Major League Baseball, the NFL, The Olympic Games, Amazon.com. They produced releases for Amy Whitcomb of NBC's "The Voice" and "The Sing Off."
Callie Hopper is a singer/songwriter with Nashville roots making waves throughout the nation with the release of her second album, “Out of the Shadows. Her music displays a refreshing blend of genres, including folk, pop, rock and country influences. The public has taken notice, spinning her album on 50+ stations nationwide.
Callie has secured a non-exclusive licensing deal for “Out of the Shadows,” including the popular networks, Discovery/TLC, A&E, E!TV, Oxygen and VH1. Callie's most recent notable performances include showcases during SXSW, WSMV Nashville More at Midday, The Bluebird Cafe, Mercy Lounge, The Listening Room and more. In 2016 she completed her first regional tour performing all over the Eastern United States.
Callie’s vocals, heartfelt lyrics and passionate performance pull you in, luring you to connect on a deeper level and bringing a sense of satisfaction to the soul.