Echoes
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

Echoes is a progressive rock project of mine. It last gigged in 2006, but following my departure from Welsh Floyd (after 8 great years playing keys for them), I would like to get Echoes back together or to gig in other bands with like minded musicians

I'm a keyboard player myself with twelve years gigging experience, also learning vocals and guitar. Note: the guitar on my demos is there to provide some structure, I am more than happy for the right guitar player, once I find one, to better what is there!

The ethos behind Echoes is to provide a mix of original material and covers in the vein of Genesis, Pink Floyd, etc. Basically anything with a progressive influence. When I last did this in 2006, it went down a storm, and with the current resurgence of progressive music, I think the time to do this again has come again!

I already have some original material written, which you can hear in the player and on the web link. I'm looking to develop this and write new material.

The intention is to do gigs mainly in the Swansea and South West Wales area, but will consider doing gigs anywhere. I am Cardigan based myself.

I have a lot of pro gear: keyboards, guitar, lights, mixer, etc. This is a serious hobby for me, it will probably never replace the day job, but whatever I do, I want to do well!

In terms of gigging, I'm probably at the age where I don't want to be out every single night of the weekend - and it's easy to over saturate venues/towns if you are not careful. With that in mind, I'm happy to consider musicians who have other musical commitments as well - I still have Carreg Ddu as a project of mine,

Screen name:
Echoes
Member since:
Jun 22 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Age:
52 years

Influences

Pink Floyd
Genesis
Peter Gabriel
Camel
Porcupine Tree and many others - I have very eclectic musical taste from Hebridean folk to Pink, but Prog (and its diversity) is my first love!

Members Of Band

Derek - Keyboards

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha and Korg Pro Keyboards and Modules. Nord G2 Modular
Line 6 Variax Guitar and Helix floor pedal. Fender Strat fitted with Hex pickup and GR55.
DMX Controlled LED Light Rig
Mixer/Monitors

Cubase DAW and a plethora of VST Software Synthesisers, Cantabile for live VST hosting, backing tracks and DMX light rig control.

MUSIC