About Echo Town

UK South West based band Echo Town consists of free spirited brothers Ric and Rob Harrison. Recognised for their vibrant and energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and use of multi instruments such as lap-slide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica. The audience are often surprised to find such a full sound emanating from only two musicians.

Originally playing music of the heavy rock genre in their earlier years, the Leeds born duo moved on to develop a more harmonious and spiritual approach to music in the past five years as they creatively matured and grew into the upbeat band we know them as today. They relocated to Cornwall in early 2015 after completing a mini tour late summer 2014. After they received an overwhelmingly positive response from the South West music scene they opted for the vibrant and contrasting lifestyle change of the South which had always appealed to them. They quickly gained attention from booking agents and radio shows as well as the diverse festival scene. They have played or are set to play festivals such as Goldcoast Oceanfest, Looe Music Festival & Green Gathering.

Echo Town have to date opened for or are set to open for bands Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Wille & The Bandits, Bite the Buffalo and Land of the Giants. Pending tours include their summer Be Strong Troop On album launch tour 21.08.15 to 05.09.15, French Alps tour December 2015 to April 2016 and a spring Europe Tour.

Echo Town released their second album ‘Come on Over’ in June 2011, inspired by family relationships, the great outdoors and surfing on the East English coast. ‘Come on Over’ was accompanied by a music video for their single ‘Feeling Alright’. In summer 2014 they recorded their third album entitled ‘Be Strong Troop On’ which is set to be released 21.08.15.

In August 2013 they filmed a set of promotional videos with Falmouth based ‘Harbourside Sessions’ for sponsors Anderwood Guitars. They have also filmed with Balcony TV Exeter and performed live and had regular plays on Alan Raw’s BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, David White BBC Introducing Cornwall, St Austell Radio Station and various independent radio stations.

“… Not surprisingly a good festival band…” – Alan Raw (BBC Introducing West Yorkshire)

"as if John Butler's lapsteel, Xavier Rudd's social commentary and Jack Johnson's catchy pop ideals have all been fused by the hands of two British songwriters." - Richard Cadence (egigs.co.uko.uk