MP3 Danny Echo - Danny Echo
Instantaneously infectious Power/pop/alt/rock.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (37:57) !
Related styles: POP: British Pop, ROCK: Rock & Roll
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With life spinning out of control on tour in the UK as "The Ryecatchers", Danny and Mark decided it was time for a change...
Returning to Vancouver, Danny and Mark took their first steps toward world domination with the formation of Danny Echo in the fall of 2005. And with that, Danny Echo was ready to rock!
And why not rock on? With bucketloads of experience in the music and film industries under their belts, the band has used their skills to take their songwriting, recordings, and live show to the next level. Singer/rhythm guitarist Danny has worked on the special FX crew on the hit TV series Smallville for several years, so it should come as no surprise that smoke machines, projectors, smoking guitars, and fire extinguishers (?!!) have become a part of the visual assault of Danny Echo gigs. Lead guitarist Mark is an award winning mixer for television and film productions. Obviously, this has come in handy in the recording studio, where Mark acts as the band''s chief engineer, producer, mixer, and 5-o''clock shadow-wearin'' machine. Collectively, Danny, Mark, and bandmate Ian have had their tunes implanted in a number of TV shows and flicks in recent years, including Cold Squad, Just Cause, Saint Monica, Show Me Yours, Zed CBC, and MuchMusic.
The Danny Echo lineup solidified in the summer of 2008, with longtime co-writer and self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, master of none” Ian joining the live version of the band on keyboards, percussion, and guitar. The mysterious Hayato promised - and delivered - scintillating drumming and copious amounts of sake, while Spencer, specializing in tallness, harmony vocals, and bass, also became a bonafide, certified Echo.
Since the formation of Danny Echo, the Vancouver music scene has embraced the incredible vibe of Danny Echo''s rock and rollio presence. "Half the audience knows the words better than I do", Danny said at a recent Railway Club show. And even if they don''t know the songs, audiences still get into the energy and sounds of Danny Echo. With influences drawing from the greats like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Radiohead, and U2, Danny Echo reverberates with all that is melodic, all that is catchy, and all that is rock and roll. As Mark observed, "it''s all that it should be, damn it!!!"
In between rockin'' out around Canada and playing around Vancouver, the band released a 5 song EP in January 2007. The band also released a 4-song maxi-single in May 2008, which featured the dynamic power ballad ‘Tomorrow Today,’ the eerie "Madchester" rocker ‘Given Up Giving Up’, the soulful, epic ‘Help Yourself’ and the spacey melodic rocker ‘Out Of Style’. The new songs have already attracted the attention of radio programmers in Canada and the United States. Danny Echo debuted the new songs at NXNE festival in Toronto, opening up for power pop legends Redd Kross at Lee’s Palace in June 2008.
In January 2009 the Danny Echo songwriting team signed a contract with the Los Angeles-based Lakehouse Sound, a custom music label. Listen out for your favorite Danny Echo tunes reverberating around the world on TV shows, movies, video games, and ads!
Meanwhile, the Echos'' first full length, self-titled album is set to be released on Friday February 13th, 2009 - but only if you behave yourselves, you spoiled little brats!
Review of Vancouvers'' Danny Echo By Shane Christensen of https://www.tradebit.com
01.19.08 (11:16 pm)
Upon the initial few seconds of listening to up and coming Vancouver powerpop/alt-rock band Danny Echo, I was immediately struck by the amazing vocal similarities to a young McCartney, or even Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze fame.
And in many respects that should come as no surprise really, as the band unashamedly lists their musical influences from that great era when the classic Brit bands of the day, from the Beatles to the Stones and everything in between, were ruling the musical world.
And you can hear a lot of these influences on the Danny Echo myspace site that contains the five songs from their current E.P., soon to be followed by a full length CD.
My personal favourite is the song Things I Never Had, which includes a killer horn section and a groove that takes the listener back to the Brown Sugar/ Sticky Fingers period when Mick and the boys were at the top of their game. Ah, those were the days.
So if your musical tastes are similar to mine, but you want to hear a fresh and energetic NEW band as opposed to the same old stuff youâ€--ve been listening to forâ€¦ how long now? Am I really that old?
DANNY ECHO SELF TITLED EP Written by Adam A. Donaldson I got to know members of Danny Echo quite well at NxNE, so I really wanted to like their self-titled album. All I have to say is thank you for not making a liar out of me. This band from Vancouver plays powerpop rock and they are exceptionally proficient in delivering a sound that’s very easy to get down with. Listen to “Tomorrow Today” and tell me who it reminds you of… If you said Oasis, I’m right there with you. The band’s namesake, the lead singer, has a kind of Noel Gallagher thing going on with his voice and the song very much made me think of “Don’t Look Back in Anger” in terms of its beat and timing. But more than that, the band plays a diverse range of sounds and demonstrates a number of rock influences. The fourth track “Out of Style” played a little too close to pop-punk for me, but the next song “Killing Me” immediately made up for it with a catchy hook and some solid wailing from Echo.