|In September of ’94, five guys attending Heritage Baptist College in Cambridge, ON, found music to be a common interest and decided to form the band now known as Echelon. They started to write music and perform for youth groups all around Ontario. As they developed their musical ability, their love for communicating to audiences grew. Feeling that God was calling them to use this platform to encourage youth, Echelon began to write music that lyrically reflected Biblical thoughts and ideas.
In the fall of ’95, Echelon decided to record their first album. They started recording in November with Andrew Horrocks of One Hundred Days. The album "Shiver" was released in March of ’96 and in less then 3 months they had been picked up by Liquid Disc Records based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The record company decided to take the project that they had just finished, and release it across North America with a few changes. Three songs were added while a couple were taken away. Video clips and song info were added as well, CDRom style. The new version was released in early November ’96.
Today, after undergoing some member changes, Echelon has released two CDs (one independant and one under Liquid Disc Records), been on tour across Canada with Hokus Pick, spent 6 weeks touring Turkey, and continues to spread the message that God has given them everywhere they play.
The band now consists of:
||keys, percussion and vocals
Echelon’s style has been described as high-energy alternative pop rock, influenced by bands such as Dodgy, Ben Folds Five, All Star United, Steve Taylor, and Counting Crows. Their lyrics are straight out, with a focus on discovering God and His Truths.
Echelon is now preparing to hit the studio to work on their second release with Liquid Disc.