New Jersey urban pop duo, EPOCH FAILURE, have been heating up lately with their undeniably catchy tunes. Members Billy Joe Marrero (aka “Billy The Kidd”) and Nick Young(aka ‘NickeyKnoxx’) are cultivating an exciting signature sound that has grabbed the attention of many. With the help of North Star Media, their original single “Champion” and imaginative cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” have become sports sync-placement gold.
Continuing with the theme of creating uplifting and empowering songs, which holds great personal significance, the gents of Epoch Failure are excited to share their latest masterpiece, “Let the Fire Glow.”Just ahead of their upcoming performances at the New Jersey State Fair on July 2nd and Milwaukee Summerfeston July 6th, the single is a powerful, anthemic pop song with lots of urban swagger. In much the same spirit as Epoch Failure’s previous two singles, this new track is also built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. The song is a celebration of all those daredevils and dreamers who refuse to cave under the pressures of social conformity. Instead, against the odds and against the grain, they rise and sing and fight–– leaving a blazing trail of inspiration in their wake.
EPOCH FAILURE’s message is one of hope andambition– an attribute gained from overcoming hard times in their respective lives. Billy Joe Marrero (aka “Billy The Kidd”) and his family haveexperienced extreme poverty, which was actually highlighted in an ABC’s 20/20 profile of community hardships in Camden, NJ in 2007. The response to the Marreros’ plight was so overwhelming that his family was chosen for a home renovation by EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION. The other half of EPOCH FAILURE, rapper Nick Young (aka ‘NickeyKnoxx’), committed to securing a brighter future for himself and his family. Once of legal age, he enlisted in the Army as a way to get a college education and open up more options for his future. Nick attended West Virginia University and now, in addition to penning brilliant lyrics and rocking crowds, he serves full-time in the New Jersey Army National Guard as a photographer and broadcast journalist.
The fellas are creating music that speaks to real issues in a way that uplifts spirits.Their inspirational music resonates with anyone who’s overcome obstacles and persevered through trials and tribulations. It’s not surprising their message of determination and unyielding tenacity has garnered them major success in the sports sync-licensing world. EPOCH FAILURE’s catalog hasbeen placed in games, promos, and highlight reels for everyone from ESPN to Fox Sports to NFL Network to NASCAR to WWE and beyond.