In 2016, on the campus of Bethel University in McKenzie, TN the foundation of the band began to come together. Our drummer, Noah Shackleford, Lead Singer, Rock Bass, and Lead Guitarist, Joseph McKennon were in a band playing at mostly campus events and some recording sessions. The band later went their separate ways. Rock joined the United States Marine Corps, Joseph transferred to Austin Peay State University, and Noah completed his time at Bethel and went on to teach and arrange music. After 5 years of being on our own paths, Rock made the initiative to reach back out to Noah to spark the band's reunion. In early March of 2020, Early Parade began its establishment. Most of our members were scattered throughout middle and west TN, and North Carolina. We all agreed to take a leap of faith, to do what we all love, which is to create music that impacts the lives of others. After finally getting back together, we needed a bass player. Noah reached out to an old friend from college, which resulted in adding Andre Phelps to the group. Shortly after, we began composing, rehearsing, and eventually recording original music with the help of local producer/sound engineer, David Key. Our debut single "Far" released on January 1, 2022 on all streaming platforms. This marked the beginning of our journey as professional recording artists. We continue to work on our debut album set to release later this year. Our hope is to ignite the hearts of our listeners and inspire the minds of generations. This is our time. This is your Early Parade.
Released our debut single "Far" on January 1, 2022