Echo Bandits - Rock Covers Band in the Forest of Dean
Paul - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Former drummer for the popular Ross-on-Wye band 'Roadworks' back in the 90's, Paul went on to form 'Eclipse' and fronted them for over 10years. "They were all great times" say Paul, "But echoBANDITS have some of the best players for miles around and I'm happy to be back out there gigging" Loves all gigs but prefers a rowdy pub crowd.
John - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals and Harmonies
John plays guitar and is probably mostly associated with lead (or at least he likes to think so). He sings harmonies and even a few lead vocals but he doesn't consider himself a good enough singer to do too many. Loves powerful hooks, strong melodies and loads of harmony. His background is with rock guitar having played in many local Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire bands such as Geneva, No Sympathy, Independence, The Men From Bars and Skin Deep. Now there is the echo Bandits......
Ian - Bass Ian has been playing bass since the age of 16, from local pubs and clubs to hotels in the Middle East and Asia. Has played rock for the rockers, pop for the poppers and even some country and western, in fact, will play anything if there’s a couple of ciders involved!
Lee - Drums Bristol born and bred, now living in exile in the Forest! Animal from The Muppets is the idol of the cymbal (and some cowbell) obsessed noisy, hard hitting drummer. Self taught listening to the likes of Steve Adler &Matt Sorum of Guns 'n' Roses, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, Tico Torres of Bon Jovi, Rikki Rockett of Poison, Stidi & Ritch of The Wildhearts, Shutty of Terrorvision, Harry of Thunder and Rob Affuso of Skid Row. Now also influenced by the likes of Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Mark Richardson and Foo Fighters, Feeder, Black Star Riders, Blink 182, Green Day, Terrorvision and The Wildhearts - Favourite echoBANDITS covers: Fortunate Song & Dakota