Echoseven Says Lots on Music and Further Plans!

Alternative post grunge rockers ECHOSEVEN have several single's out, with an EP out this fall. A tour is to follow with more in-store! Find out what else the band had to say about their work's and plans.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

After a tentative start in 2016 as a music project of drummer Allon McCall and guitarist Justin Larracey, the guys got serious about their music in 2019 and began recruiting more members to form a legitimate band. By early this year, _ECHOSEVENs lineup was, in addition to McCall and Larracey, Stefanie Roy (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Darrell Vautour (Rap Vocals), Andre Leblanc (Guitar) and Jamie Warren (Bass).

In true 2020 fashion things for the band went into a tailspin with the loss of members over the next few months. Andre, Darrell and Jamie all left the band for various reasons.  The remaining members pressed on and were able to recruit 2 new members- Dylan Osmond (Guitar) and Mike Brooks (Bass.). In 2021 Mike and Dylan both left the band. That was almost the end. We auditioned a few bass players and guitarists but nothing was a good fit. Marcus, who Allon knew from the local scene over the years had reached out and expressed interest in joining the band. We found Bobby Hope who auditioned as a guitarist but offered to play bass due to the need for one on the band. 

So late 2021 and early 2022 we had a full band. Then Bobby left. Luke was found due to a flyer that I put up months before looking for musicians. He reached out but we didn’t get back to him until Bobby has left. Fortunately he was still available and interested.  

With all of that the current lineup is: 

Stefanie Roy- vocals: her background is more in the solo folk singer/ songwriter genre

Marcus LeBlanc- guitar: lots of experience. Has played in many local bands. Has metal/80’s Hard Rock influences

Justin Larracey- guitar: Self-taught guitar player. Metal/alt metal influences

Luke Smith- bass: classically trained. Has a side project- Skullkracken a death metal band. 

Allon McCall- drums: His third original project.  Grunge. 90’s, Alt metal influences. Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, for _ECHOSEVEN

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Our Drummer Allon McCall came up with the name. He always like the name ECHO for a band and SEVEN came along as it just sounded good lol. The underscore in front of the name is a reference to the old DOS prompts used by computers. Our fans have also made us aware that _ECHOSEVEN is the call sign of an x-wing fighter in Star Wars which is a cool coincidence. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Moncton New Brunswick Canada. The music scene is interesting. Lots of support for country and cover bands. However there is a strong Rock movement that’s happening. Metal. Punk, Alt Metal, Death Metal, Emo- all are making a come back. Its nice to see. Some local bands we have done shows with and would recommend would be- Shades of Sorrow, Skullkracken, Slush, Sprawl, Within Harms Reach, Sonic Detour, The Daily Grind

4. How would you describe your style?

The official terms are Alt Metal/ Active Rock/ Post Grunge and we agree with those terms. We are a mix of many different influences- Stefanie is folk and K-pop, Justin is more thrashy and metal- Killswitch / Lamb of God, Marcus is 80s /90s metal, Luke is very technical- death metal, and Allon is grunge, emo, alt metal- all of this makes up our sound. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released 4 singles since being signed to Curtain Call Records. You can expect to hear growth in our sound- it becoming more refined. At the core are meaningful lyrics, melodic verses, catchy hooks, crunchy riffs and strong drums. That’s _ECHOSEVEN. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We are releasing an EP “X-Ray In Use”  Sept 30th.  It’s a 7 track EP

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are currently planning and are about to embark on a local tour- 5 dates so far. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

The future is all about playing shows and writing new music- keep the momentum going. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find _ECHOSEVEN on all digital platforms. You can buy our music on Bandcamp. For those wanting a physical CD just shoot us an email or message through our website and we can arrange getting you a copy- 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Id like people to remember the honesty of the music-the originality . Remember how the lyrics resonated with you. And just all around have enjoyed the finish product- the song.

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