Echo After is more than music. It's more than a band. It's a mission. A mission to reflect, repeat, resonate, (ECHO) the love that Christ has shown the world. The band exists to help drive this mission through music, words, and relationships.
2007 was a big year for Echo After. The four member modern alternative rock band from Grand Rapids, MI signed a major management contract in January and soon began work on their debut full-length album. The album, released in late fall of 2007, was recorded in Dallas, TX and produced by Grammy award winning producer Eric Delegard (Bowling for Soup, Submersed, Drowning Pool) and mastered by Richard Dodd (David Crowder Band, Casting Crowns, Jars of Clay).
Since their stage debut in October, 2005, the popularity of Echo After (EA) has increased tremendously. The band has impressed audiences at night clubs, coffee shops, festivals, and churches across Michigan. Though clearly a rock band, EA presents an array of sound touching elements of modern, alternative, and pop rock. Because of this mature grasp of music the band appeals to many age groups from pre-teen to adults.
Echo After's desire is to create original music that rocks and touches lives. The guys have a passion for musical expression as a ministry. Beneath their catchy melodies and guitar riffs lie authentic lyrics that confront life tragedies and pain. Yet amidst the darkness of depression, shame, and death, they offer reassuring hope through Jesus Christ. Whether performing at a church or night club, EA openly shares their testimony.
One of Echo After's greatest assets is their stage show. Labeled by one listener as "the complete package," the band creates a unique experience providing musical entertainment backed by a powerful message. Front-man Drew Hamlet holds a degree in Youth Ministry and is no stranger to the stage. His ability to capture audience members through personal testimony is incredible.
Echo After has opened for many national acts including Thousand Foot Krutch, Pillar, Need to Breathe, Kevin Max of DC Talk, Day of Fire (2x), Decyfer Down (2x), Everyday Sunday, Kids in the Way, The Showdown, and more.