WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Thank you so much to Calder and the band who performed at our wedding in April, our expectations were truly exceeded.
Our guests were blown away and I think the dance floor was jam packed all night!!
A professional service from start to finish which included learning the songs we wanted at our ceremony and first dance etc, we had Calder sing at our wedding throughout the day with the band joining for the evening and it was just perfect – we couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Thanks so much Echo Drive"
Kirsty - Wedding
"We hadn’t told anyone we had booked a band, so it was amazing to see everyone’s reactions to Echo Drive!
From the chat we had the week before, through to the end of the night the lads were easy to get on with and accommodating.
On the day, they set up without any bother and came across really relaxed, experienced and professional, giving us the assurance that everything was under control and that we could just chill and enjoy the evening without worrying. They also linked in really well with the DJ we had booked too.
The music itself was sensational and we can’t thank them enough for the music and energy they brought to the dance floor. Throughout the night and since, we’ve had nothing but positive comments about the performance and song choices of the band! Offering to learn the song for our first dance is also something we really valued and made the moment even more memorable.
We hope this review does the performance justice. We will be passing on the details for the Echo Drive lads to anyone and everyone we know who’s getting married, in the hope of seeing them perform again in the future!"
on the details for the Echo Drive lads to anyone and everyone we know who’s getting married, in the hope of seeing them perform again in the future!"
Biddy - Wedding
"Echo drive played our wedding in September 2021 and absolutely rocked it! The dance floor was full all night and none of our guests were ready for the last song.
Thank you for sorting our first dance issue - not even sure Dave Grohl would have done better
These guys advertise themselves as a professional covers band but we feel this is a disservice - they aren't trying to be anyone else. They add their own style/twist to every song that they play and that makes them more than just another 'wedding band' Such a talented bunch and will make your reception memorable.
We couldn't recommend you enough and hope to see you play again soon!"
John - Wedding
"Absolutely fantastic! Calder and the guys are just amazing, our wedding on Saturday was a blast, from the very beginning. We had Calder’s acoustic accompaniment through out the ceremony, the band and the DJ service. The dance floor was full from the word go, the DJ sets were perfectly pitched to the audience, I won’t be able to listen to our ceremony songs again with crying it was so beautiful. We had so many guests compliment the band and so many complain of sore feet, aching knees and hips the neck day. No hesitation in recommending Echo Drive 100 percent."
John - Wedding
HI, WELCOME TO ECHO DRIVE
“Running a successful function band is not only about delivering great performances, it’s also about maintaining high expectations with everything from our equipment to our customer service.”
Echo Drive is made up of four music professionals who have continued to develop their skills in a range of areas to ensure they can deliver a quality product to their clients.
“Choosing the right songs and delivering authentic, dynamic live shows is only half the battle. Managing the sound restrictions, acoustics and particulars of venues often not designed for live music is certainly another half of the battle, on any given night.”
Fortunately Echo Drive has a wealth of experience, knowledge and qualifications in music performance and production. Singer, Calder, returned to education later and achieved a First Class Degree in Applied Studies Music which involved various modules on live sound and production. Dan, on bass and keys, has a Jazz Studies Degree from Leeds College of Music. Guitarist, Greg, is a grade 8+ professional, and highly qualified guitar teacher and coach, a self confessed “guitar-tone nerd". Josh, on drums, is sales executive for DGMusic - an excellent agency for bands and artists all over the UK whose standards are second to none. "These are the skills that a professional band require. It’s much more than being able to play along to songs in your living room or do a pub gig."
“A covers band has to perform every role from roadie and stage tech, to sound/lighting engineer and performing artist too.”
We use a mix of acoustic and electric guitars so we can cover the nu-folk sounds of Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers, for example. We also have a live synth/keyboard and drum triggers and pads, so we can perform dance music and electronically lead styles. With hand percussion and 3 part vocal harmonies, we believe we have a gives us a truly versatile sound.
Beyond that, Echo Drive play a large repertoire of your favourite indie/rock classics from across the decades, and we can learn a special request - such as a first dance song - within our standard fee.
For more, see our full set list.
We believe that the best advert for our services can be seen in our testimonials and feedback from previous clients. We have performed at events in every corner of the country and beyond and our clients simply can’t say enough about how pleased they were.
You know you are in safe hands. We are fully insured with Public Liability Insurance and always keep PAT Certificates up to date - available on request.
This may be the first time you have booked a band. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to give you a clearer idea of how things work and what to expect.
We take great pride in our customer service and are always available for assistance from the moment you enquire to the minute we drive away from the venue after the gig. Just be in touch, we are very approachable guys. :)