STEVE D (vocals)
This musical career began in my hometown of Bromley as the bass player in a rhythm and blues band called ‘Plusupport’, whose only released recording was described by one reviewer as ‘Mod/R&B sound, like Dr. Feelgood on speed.’ Praise indeed. Someone has kept this alive by setting up a Facebook page.
I’ve been in other bands (both originals and covers), sometimes with Stevie A or Stevie H. I dabble as a guitarist and singer-songwriter and some of my songs and performances can be found on my not-very-well-kept-up-to-date YouTube channel.
Love singing. I put my guitar down in ‘The Echo’ as Stevie H is much better than me and it means I can prance about and pretend to dance.
STEVE H (guitar/vocals)
I like to play guitar at the weekend, in between rounding up stray cats, reading to old people and thinking up crap jokes. Once described by one of my many celebrity friends as being like ‘a young Hank Marvin on pills’ my favourite chord shifts between A and D depending on which strings are in tune. My vital statistics are 38, 30, 32.
I started playing at about 14 when I bought a bass from a junk shop, I formed a school band with friends which lasted well into our late teens. I gave up for 24 years and only took bass back up when I met and became close friends with Clive our sound engineer. My biggest influence is Jean Jaques Burnel.
I would love to see world peace and Spurs win the title before my time is up.
Drumming is my passion.
Rhythm is in my bones.
Ukulele is an instrument I wish I’d chosen to learn, would’ve been easier to transport.
More drums, the better!!!
Symbols!!! Ooops….. I mean Cymbals!!! 😛
I’m the youngest member of the Echo. Owner of the monster, over the top, spaceship like light up acrylic drumkit. Was asked to attend an audition for the band after the departure of their last drummer. Was given the job the same night so I must have done something right. Highlights in a short space of time of 12 months include playing with Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, playing MainStage at Penn Festival and supporting From the Jam. I approach practices and gigs with a positive mental attitude and give 100% each time. I’m always looking to improve my playing doing this by attending masterclasses and lessons with pro drummers.
Come check out an Echo gig for onstage banter, up tempo tunes and the occasional chant of ‘RUDE BOYS’
STEVE A (keys/vocals)
From an early age I watched various keyboard players, they included Rick Wakeman, Keith Emmerson and Tony Banks I loved what they were doing with these amazing instruments and from that moment on I was hooked. I then managed to persuaded my parents to purchase my first keyboard one Christmas after watching a Jean Michel Jarre concert on TV.
A big influence was my stepfather ‘Brian Cleverley’ who had played keyboards in several bands with great musicians, as well as playing some sessions with the famous band Jethro Tull. I went along to many of his gigs and although I lived watching, I wanted to be performing. When his keyboards were free I began programming new sounds as well as learning chord combinations. I then decided it was time to start to acquire some keyboards and other sound equipment of my own, playing in some small bands at school and University.
I met Steve D (Lead Vocals) through work and after inviting me to a few of their gigs I joined a band called Undercover and we were together in the band for over 6 years.
After the departure of their keyboard player ‘The Echo’ asked me to join them, I had attended many of their gigs and loved what they were doing. So here I am the fifth member of the band and enjoying every minute of it.
HONOURARY MEMBERS OF THE ECHO
CLIVE (sound engineer)
Clive , The Echo’s 6th and probably most important member of the band was voted most handsome by their fans in a recent poll. As their front-of-house engineer he is the driving force behind that Powerpop punch the fans come to expect.
Rupert joins us on stage from time to time.