Echo Elysium came from a family of musicians. He sang in his fathers church choir for 15 years and it was there that he realized he wanted to be a musician. His formal training began at north Seattle community college. He studied classical voice, music theory, music composition and world music! While in school he also studied flamenco dance with Ana Montes of flamenco danzarte for 3 years. He is a bluesman, soulman, and guitar playing rocker in the tradition of African American singer/songwriters like Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Buddy Guy and BB King. He considers himself very lucky because his job is also his passion!