SOUTH SIDE OF THE SKY
THE MUSIC OF YES & MORE
AS PERFORMED BY NELL & THE NELLETTES
The name of this band is Nell & the Nellettes, although that may be misleading - there is only one member in this band, and she is I, and my name is Nell. I humorously refer to myself in the plural because I take many roles in the production of my music. I write songs, sing, play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, cuatro, produce/engineer (in my bedroom “studio”) and design the artwork.
As I walk and stumble down this road of becoming the musician that I dream to be, I am sometimes motivated entirely by other artists. These are people who inspire me, whose work I want to absorb on every level possible. This has been a pervasive and important theme in my life from the moment I decided I was John Lennon when was 3 years old (though I didn’t properly start playing guitar until around 3 years ago, and recording and playing drums 2 years ago - I’m 16 years old now). This EP is a reflection on and expression of that inspiration, featuring three covers of Yes songs and one original. I can only hope that those who listen to these works will enjoy them in a proportion equivalent to the frustration I experienced transcribing the drums for the middle instrumental section in “South Side of the Sky”.
Love, hugs and rock & roll,