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......
Rod - Bass
Coming from the meca for culture and talent that is Cinderford, and influenced by such bass players as James Jamerson (Motown), John Entwistle (The Who), Paul Gray (Eddie & the Hot Rods, The Damned), Bruce Foxton (The Jam, SLF), Horace Panter (The Specials, Dirt Road Band), Rod is the Eric Morcombe of bass - he plays all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. Rod started playing bass in the mid 1990's in both original and cover bands, has spent the last 10 years holding down the bottom end for the Dirk Spangle Five, and is now looking forward to new musical shenanigans with the Echo Bandits.
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