SEEKINGVocalist, Lead Guitar.
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 either get Echoes back together or to gig in other bands with like minded musicians
I'm a keyboard player myself with nearly twenty 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.
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- Member since:
- Jun 22 2012
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 54 years
Porcupine Tree and many others - I have very eclectic musical taste from Hebridean folk to Punk, but Prog (and its diversity) is my first love!
Members Of Band
Derek - Keyboards
Yamaha and Korg Pro Keyboards and Modules. Nord G2 Modular. More soft synths than I care to list and with the ability to use them live.
Line 6 Variax Guitar and Helix floor pedal. Fender Strat fitted with GK-3 Hex pickup and GR55.
DMX Controlled LED Light Rig
Cubase DAW and a plethora of VST Software Synthesizers, Cantabile for live VST hosting, backing tracks and DMX light rig control.
Relaxx Track number: 3 Year: 2014 Album: Echoes Genre: Classic Rock
An experiment in taking an arpeggiated trance/dance sound as the basis of a prog track
Remember 75 Track number: 1 Year: 2014 Genre: Classic Rock
A nod to the classic era of the 70s with plenty of juicy synth sounds
Cloud 9 Track number: 2 Year: 2014 Album: Echoes Genre: Classic Rock
A positive sounding song that, to me, just floats up high
The Cage (Intro)
The Cage (Intro) Year: 2014 Album: Echoes Genre: Classic Rock
Dreams of Men (Intro)
Dreams of Men (Intro) Year: 2014 Album: Ech
Demo 1 Year: 2014 Album: Echoes Genre: Classic Rock
Original title, huh?
Dark Genre: Classic Rock