East of Echo is a mix of Dub Reggae, Jazz, Bluegrass, and New Orleans Funk. The band often accommodates guest musicians.
Tim grew up in Del Mar California from 1970, and started giging around 1980 with a band called Night Shift, doing mostly local parties. We played a lot of Dancehall, Dub, Ska, Rocksteady etc, revolving around mostly URoy, Lee Perry, The Skatalites and later some Marley. By the mid ’80s, we were playing some local clubs (Che’ Cafe, La Paloma, Belly Up), and many smaller bars. Many of our “opening”gigs were thru Makeda Dread Cheatam, the main promoter of Reggae where we opened for many of the Jamaican acts, from Johnny Osborn, Gregory Isaacs, The Itals, Eeka Mouse, Foundation, Mikey Dread, Burning Spear,
Alton Ellis and more, that came thru San Diego.
Paul – Crash O’Mally and Wag Halen
David – Bucket Ruckus
Tim – The Flounders, Salty Pappa, World Anthem, Cheeky Monkey, Ugly Dog Band
Next, Bob Siggins. As a recording artist from the late ’50s, early ’60s, he worked with-Charles River Valley Boys (bluegrass), Jim Qweskin, Danny Gatton, Jeff and Maria Muldaur. Currently has side projects, The Ugly Dog Band, Cheeky Monkey, and The Jimmy Conners Experience.
Next, Harley Feinstein, major Rocker with The Sparks band (late ’70s) where their European tour landed them in some of London’s most famous clubs–Queen (yea, that Queen) opened for them. He recently rocks on with other projects, Wag Halen and Crash O’Malley.
Finally, Patrick (Ptrak) has worked from probably the earliest age possible as a musician amongst the lot of us. At age 6 or 7, his father recruited him to play in his Country/ Ranchera band in Colorado, before child labor laws applied I reckon. He worked with Chuck Perrin (Dizzy’s in San Diego) and Bob Hitzel (Solana Beach Jazz Festival).