echolines - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE -

Alt-indie rock from north east England

Check out our debut EP, CostaSilencio:

Charlie Richardson - sings
Richard Sanderson - 6 strings
Jon Haines - 4 strings & electronic gizmos
Michael Jordan Lee - drums

When you get the feeling everyone is in it together... everyone is pulling in the same direction... there’s a real buzz, a genuine feeling that there is something special happening... We're there!

Original music that hits hard… melodies and lyrics which dig a quick route to your inner ear, triggering memories, emotions, new thoughts, hopes and dreams, and staying with you when all goes quiet.

Jon, Rich and Charlie gained critical acclaim and international airplay as The30YearMen, but the addition of Michael Jordan Lee has taken our collective energy to the next level. Michael's style, passion, energy and power, alongside Jon’s solid bass gives us a great dynamic rhythm section complementing Rich’s atmospheric and creative guitar work and Charlie’s distinctive vocals and lyrics. You’ll definitely leave an Echolines' gig singing a new song.

"CostaSilencio ...emotive vocals alongside a lingering feeling of melancholy... / ...second track ‘Make You Mine’ presents an abundance of attitude that is paired with the most energetic and addictive of melodies." Caitlin Thompson, NE Volume - February 2017
"...an awesome alternative rock explosion full of energy & fun riffs. The songs were very catchy and I would like to see more from them. Overall a good night of live music and it showed that even the smallest crowd can have the most fun." DigThatGroove1 - January 2017
"New Horizon and Red Lights were belting songs and I defy anyone to listen to RatherHaveU and not still be singing the backing harmonies in the taxi home five hours later." Steve Blank, PointBlankTeesside - February 2017
A few live photos - courtesy of Blank Slate Creative:
  • December 2017 - Echolines Xmasfest, Date & Venue TBC.
  • October 21st 2017 - Saturday. Oxjam Ouseburn, Newcastle. More info to follow.
  • August 19th 2017 - Saturday afternoon. Hardwick Live, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham. Get your tickets from: http://www.hardwicklive.co.uk/
  • August 19th 2017 - Saturday evening. Coquetfest, Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland. Get your tickets from: http://www.coquetfest.co.uk/tickets/
  • August 11th/12th 2017 - Friday/Saturday. Berwick Beach Festival, Spittal. More info to follow.
  • July 1st 2017 - TeessideVsTyneside Live - The MusicLounge, Stockton. From 6pm
  • June 24th 2017 - Saturday. Oxjam VENUE TBC. From 7pm.
  • June 9th 2017 - Friday. Private gig, Newcastle Civic Centre.
  • May 6th 2017 - Saturday. The MusicLounge, Stockton (with Circus Villains). From 7pm.
  • March 31st 2017 - Friday. The Riverside, Newcastle (supporting The Voluntears & FEVA with Adam Littlemore). From 7pm.
  • March 12th 2017 - Sunday. The Tavern, Blyth from 7pm.
  • February 19th 2017 - Sunday. The Duke of York, Wallsend. From 6pm, Oxjam Live Event.
  • February 4th 2017 - Saturday. TRILLIANS!, Newcastle Upon Tyne - ECHOLINES' Costasilencio E.P. Launch. From 7pm.
  • January 7th 2017 - Saturday. The MusicLounge, Stockton. From 7pm.
  • November 24th 2016 - The MusicLounge, Stockton. From 7pm, DaytimeTV Event.
  • November 12th 2016 - Saturday. The Anson, Wallsend. From 7pm, Oxjam Live Event.
  • October 14th 2016 - Friday. The Black Bull, Gateshead. From 7pm, Oxjam Newcastle Takeover.
  • October 8th 2016 - Saturday. The Globe, Newcastle Upon Tyne. From 6:30pm, ZyNg Tapes compilation launch.
Our music is original, exciting and affecting... That's easy to say. Who do we sound like? That's a bit more difficult. As you would expect from 4 lads who have been fully immersed in 80’s, 90’s and millennial indie rock and pop, there are influences that you may be able to recognise. Best thing is to catch us live, open up your ears and make up your own minds.
"emotional and melodic songwriting" www.blissaquamarine.net

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