Fall 2016 Update from Brett
Hi everyone.

Happy Fall 2016. I wanted to mention a couple things I'm excited to be doing this fall.

My friend, Francis Dunnery and his Sensational Electric Band, is playing some shows in the next two weeks. I'm taking on the duties of backing vocals, some keyboards and an occasional guitar part. It's been a lot of fun learning the material. Francis is playing the music from his album Vampires which is a collection of his It Bites music. I never listened to It Bites back in the day… but I have a great respect for the songs. Chris Buzby tried to turn me on to them while driving in a cube van to Canada back in 1992… but it didn't stick. The melodies (vocal and instrument) are wonderful and the playing on the album is just spectacular. I've really gained a great respect for my friend FD. He's truly a one-of-a-kind musician and I'm very glad to be part of his band. Jamie Bishop (bass), Mike Casseday (keys), and Tony Beard (drums) fill out the band and are great players - long lost brothers as well ;-)

Here are some shows dates:

Oct 25th, 7:00pm
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32 St. New York, NY

October 27th, 8:00pm
Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA

October 28th, 8:00pm
Volume Live Music Cafe
5600 Rt 42, Turnersville, NJ

For any Japanese fans looking for a fun night out, we are headed to Japan the first week of November to play three shows in Tokyo.

November 1st and 2nd
Tsutaya 0-West

November 3rd

I’d love to meet any Japanese echolyn fans. It'd be a nice opportunity to say hello ;-)

ALSO: I'm also almost finished my third solo album. It will definitely be out before the end of this year. I'm very excited about the songs. They are special. I've enlisted the help of friends to play and give the music different elements I wouldn't naturally do. Chris Buzby, Francis Dunnery, Jeremy Beck, Big Des, Jordan Perlson, Tom Hyatt, and more, are part of the music. I'll keep you posted with details and who else is playing on the tracks. I'll have a couple promo vids to share in the coming two months and more information in November. I'm hoping to play some shows by myself and with friends to promote the songs I've written (echolyn and solo). Ray and I are putting a nice set together to get back out as well. It's been too long and I miss playing live music. It'd be nice to stick my head out the window and chat with folks to see what’s going.

That's it for now. I just wanted to say "hi" and that I'm still kicking.


Francis Dunnery talks about echolyn!

Our friend Francis Dunnery is launching his new radio show this Sunday, 1pm-3pm EST on ProgZilla Radio (see link below). He’ll be talking about progressive ideas, mentioning his upcoming album that Brett has helped with, talking about echolyn, recording, music and lots of other interesting, poignant, and fun topics. He’ll be debuting some of his new material and playing a song from Brett’s upcoming album. Tune in and enjoy the show!

Link: Francis Dunnery's Radio Show
End-of-Year CD Sale!
*FOR 5 DAYS ONLY* in celebration of another successful year of music, echolyn is having an end-of-year CD sale (physical copies only) of all its album titles (+ related band and solo projects) at CDBaby - and to boot, Standard Shipping at CDBaby is currently just 1 cent per order!

Starting NOW until midnight EST on Thursday, December 31, 2015, all single-CD releases are just $11 ($3 off!) while double albums (echolyn, 2012) & CD/DVD sets (as the world) are just $13 ($3 off!).

So whether you're completing your own collection, buying copies for friends, or replacing your own well-loved or well-spun copies, please know that echolyn continues to THANK YOU for your open ears = WE HEAR YOU LISTENING!!

Happy New Year, 2016!

Link: echolyn at CDBaby
echolyn on Vinyl Confessions!

Be sure and catch us on Vinyl Confessions tomorrow (October 24th) between 10am and 1pm EST!

Link: Vinyl Confessions on House of Prog
as the world producer reflects on the making of the album

Glenn Rosenstein, producer of echolyn's seminal release, "as the world," recently sent the band his memoir of the making of the album. Previously unpublished, Glenn provides a unique perspective on the recording; one this both fascinating and quite complimentary at the same time.

"There was never any question as to just how talented the guys in echolyn were. The bigger question was how their music would translate to a recorded medium. To get that answer, we did a tremendous amount of pre-production, far more rehearsal then what I'd normally do for the average record. And while the actual arrangements of the songs evolved only slightly through that process, the sharpening and honing of the band's performances got us to a place that I felt served the music far more capably. In listening back over 20 years later, I'm glad we took that time - it seems to have paid great dividends."

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