MICHELLE BROOKS-THOMPSON GOES FROM NBC TO EP
Finalist on NBC’s The Voice is releasing her EP on May 18th
(New York, NY, April 13, 2015) – Michelle Brooks-Thompson, whose first name is “Elvetta,” is a rising Gospel Recording Artist from Springfield, Massachusetts. After being a finalist on NBC’s The Voice under the tutelage of Adam Levine she now is releasing her EP on May 18th. This as well as additional opportunities in her career has given her exposure in the gospel industry as well as mainstream industry.
Her unmatchable rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” has placed her on several platforms to perform the National Anthem including this past weekend’s Celtics game. Also included is Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox’s and at Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots 2014 AFC game and Major League Soccer playoff games. On September 29th, 2014 Michelle made national history when she performed at the last game for legendary MLB player Derek Jeter, as part of the Boston Red Sox’s pre-game ceremony to honor Derek Jeter as he retired.
Michelle was born into a family of musicians, starting with her own mother-the late Barbara Gayle Brooks, who with her sisters formed a female group in the 70’s called the “Wallace Sisters”. Michelle, who was labeled as a musical prodigy, started singing at an early age in the choir at her grandfather’s church and later in a trio Gospel group with her mother and aunt. From the age of 14 through 22 she served as Minister of Music for her grandfather’s church, Miracle Temple COGIC in Northampton, Massachusetts.
On November 1st, 2014 Michelle won her first Gospel Music award for “Single of the Year” from Angelic Awards in Boston, for her single “He Will Do It”. In addition, she has landed a starring role in the electrifying International Gospel Musical Stage Play “When the Child Cries” written by Lee A. Harris. Michelle will be headlining as one of the main gospel artists on the Take Over World Peace Movement Tour starting in Augusta, GA 05/02/15.