about the nlr experience
Inspired by bands such as N.E.R.D, The Roots, and Bob Marley & the Wailers, The NLR Experience provides high energy, live musical experiences that fuse hip-hop music with jazz and rock to provide positive vibes, elevate social consciousness, and set souls on fire. NLR is not only an acronym for “Nique Love Rhodes,” but also “Next Level Revolution” - the idea of inward positive transformation that manifests in positive outward, social transformation. The NLR Experience was birthed in 2013 after meeting at various Detroit open mics by Nique Love Rhodes (vocals), Carlton White (drums), Rod Gaston (bass), Trey Priest (guitar), and Barry Chambliss II (piano/keyboard). The band has performed at numerous venues throughout Detroit, as well as major festivals and venues including the North by Northeast Music Festival (Toronto), African World Fest (Detroit), the Nuyorican Poets Café (New York City), and the South by Southwest Music Festival (Texas). The band most recently released their debut album The NLR Experience which is currently available on all platforms globally.