UK South West based band Echo Town consists of free spirited brothers Richard and Robert Harrison. They are recognised for their vibrant and energetic performances, contemporary freedom songs and use of multi instruments such as lap-slide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica.
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.
In 2015 they played festivals such as Goldcoast Oceanfest, Looe Music Festival and Green Gathering. During the same year they were honoured to open for Xavier Rudd & The United Nations at Lusty Glaze in Cornwall. Addtionally, during the summer, they toured the UK with their 2015 album ‘Be Strong Troop On’ and received an overwhelmingly positive response.
Spring 2016 saw the boys head to Europe and play gigs in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The final part of their European tour had them opening for Dutch band My Baby.
To date Echo Town have two albums available to the public, Come On Over (2011) and Be Strong Troop On (2015). They have 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 and various independent radio stations.
2016 saw Echo Town take to the stage at many amazing festivals including Boomtown Fair, Boardmasters, Glastonbury, Surfana (NL), Green Gathering, Wonderfields, Electric Beach, Secret Garden Party, Greenbelt Festival and many more. And now we’re lucky enough to have them closing our special, little festival in Kingsbridge.
“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