Echelon, an electronic artist that makes brony music (fan music for the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic). More details: 1. Echelon, United Kingdom This band split in 2006 and members moved on to form Magistrates Guitarist Mark Brandon and vocalist Paul Usher met at an early age and played together in various lineups, however became serious about a career as a band following the recruitment of drummer Andrew Grant. Following a series of local gigs, the band caught the ear of rock legend Alan McGee in early 2004 who would subsequently sign the band to his Poptones label later that year. The band gained momentum, supporting bands such as The Others and The Boxer Rebellion and doing their own headline tour surrounding the release of their first single Plus. The single received airplay from renowned DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, who made it single of the week on his BBC 6 Music evening show.
The single also received airplay from XFM where the band did a live session. The debut single Plus was released on the 8th November to positive reviews, and charted at Number 57 in the Official Charts, a great accomplishment for a relatively unknown band. Cited as the 'kid brothers' of Radiohead, Echelon moved into 2005 touring consistently and recording the follow up to Plus and filming the corresponding video. After an appearance at Glastonbury the delayed follow up single Windows Shut/This Room (a double A-Side) was released on 17th October. Although appreciated by Radio One DJ Zane Lowe the single failed to match the airplay of the debut, reaching number 12 in the Indie Charts. 2.
echelon from GONZALES, Louisiana United States The spark to this flame initiated when Peter Kingsley (vox) and Mclain (guitar) joined up to pass time in the most anti-social way possible, writing metal. This duo intersected with Pif (guitar) soon after his migration to Baton Rouge, LA. This new trio shared such an immeasurable passion for music that cohesion was instantaneous. The foundation was assembled.
After a whirlwind of possible drummers and bassists, Chad Besse was inducted on drums and Heath (a former band mate of Pif) controlled the bass. Initially the group focused solely on practice and progressing, yet without even playing a show they had a fan base spreading like wildfire simply due to word-of-mouth. Soon after the first few local shows, bands had invited Echelon to play numerous shows in Louisiana and Mississippi. So many invitations were given that Echelon went a nearly four months before they were free to bring their unstoppable energy home to Baton Rouge. After the departure of their drummer, friend, and brother Chad Besse, Echelon tried tirelessly to fill Chad's shoes.
After a short stint with a temporary drummer, Echelon found Iowa native, Aaron Wells, and offered him the position as the new drummer. Based on their ever expanding tidal wave of a reputation for blowing crowds away and impressing local and national bands alike, Wells uprooted and moved to Baton Rouge to join the metal cartel. Wells brought with him a powerful drive and level of determination, as well as, a fresh new way of looking at Echelon as a whole. Since his incorporation, Echelon has continued their assault.
With a unique new line-up, Echelon is now touring on their newly released Negative Space EP, writing new material, and striving to have the most entertaining, energetic live performance metal has ever seen. 3. Echelon from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Echelon is made up of Lloyd Garrelts (guitars and vocals), Lowell Michelson (drum kit and percussion), Todd Miller (bass and vocals), and John Simshauser (saxes, keyboards, vocals, etc.). Echelon's first gig was in Virginia Beach, VA in March 1994. They toured off and on until summer 1997 when they became a full-time ministry. They names themselves "Echelon" after the V-formation in which birds fly, indicative of a community working together toward a common goal.
Their albums to date include: Some Assembly Required (1995), Core (1998), This is Really Living (1999), The Te Deum Sessions (2000), Same Today (2001), and Lifted Up (2004). In 2001, the band members moved to different parts of the country to pursue various passions, but they still play a few gigs each year, typically mostly large youth gatherings such as the national youth gatherings for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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