Chris Scopes Jim Quantrell Micky T Simon Share

Distant Echo started life, in early 1992, as "One Stick Short of a Drummer" over a Guinness or two in the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting.
Micky T was on drums, Noel Fox on Guitar and Chris Scopes on bass.
After growing tired of playing "standard" covers and Noel leaving to tour Ireland with Eric Clapton, they decided on a name change and to play only songs they loved, hoping the crowd would follow. The first band Mick ever saw was the Clash and for Chris it was the Jam. Songs by these two bands would be the cornerstones to the set. After a year as a duo, working on a set, Distant Echo became a band when guitarist Michael Chan joined in 2007. A year later when guitarist Jim Quantrell joined, Michael added further to the sound of the band by playing keyboards on some tracks.
With the Specials and Madness covers providing the last part of the jigsaw, Distant Echo 2009 arrived!
In early 2012, with Michael leaving to answer the call to join Paul McCartneys band :), a large hole was left in the Echo sound. Returning to a three piece, a more Jam/Clash and "Punky" set emerged naturally. Whilst really enjoying the new sets, the band placed adverts for a new keyboard player online. Simon answered that call in early 2013 and now the next phase of the band begins!