We have no music to stream from “Live at Echo Beach” this month so instead we will be putting a camera outside the studio to watch our local Christmas parade. It is organized by the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association and features local business, schools, clubs, scouts, charitable organizations and the odd politician or two. Click below to watch on Sunday at 1PM until the camera battery runs down.
The chip & laury show streamed a live performance from Echo Beach Studios as the November installment of Echo Beach Surf Report Presents: Live at Echo Beach!
Tune in here to watch the live performance streamed on Friday, November 21st at 7:00PM EST. Chip and Laury braved some nasty weather and played a great set of all original material! As part of our effort to support original songwriting and music in our groovy tropical locale, highlights from the show will be posted on Youtube and Vimeo, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks.
Chip and Laury combine their talents to create a mesmerizing blend of voice and instrument evoking hints of appalachian mountains transplanted to a beach side campfire. Sit back with your blanket and s’mores and enjoy these catchy songs and cozy harmonies and marvel that there will soon be an addition to the Roop family and we aren’t referring to drummer extraordinaire Neel Shukla who joins them for the show.
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Chip Roop Guitar and Vocals
Laury Roop Keys and Vocals
Neel Shukla Drums
For more Chip & Laury info check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/chipandlaury
If the term Southern Rock conjures an image of aged, grey bearded, long hair, grass roots, country men (ZZ Top, The Outlaws, you know what I’m talking about), singing about loss and love, all the while ripping hair raising electric guitar solos; prepare yourself for Southern Rock’s next generation. Here at Echo Beach Studios, we had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal Southern Rock group that goes by the evocative name One Lane Highway on their first as of yet untitled album.
Originally started as a 2 piece band with members Coby Widmer and Ramsey Hopper, One Lane Highway has now grown into a full 4 piece Southern Rock band with the addition of lead bassist Tom Brannon and drummer Grady Bartholomay. Inspired by bands far before their time, they easily compare to the likes of Lynard Skynard, Blackberry Smoke, and Marshall Tucker Band. That being said, with a respectful nod to those who built the road they travel, One Lane Highway brings something new to the established Southern Rock style.
When asked what they as a younger generation of musicians bring to the table, they explained “a Reggae fusion” a nearly inevitable blend when making music here in sunny South Florida. The band has been hard at work writing and recording original material for this release; as Ramsey explained “you got to put your head down and start playing till something comes out.” In an effort to change the Southern Rock fan stigma from the classic “hippies” to a younger generation, One Lane Highway has definitely carved a new path. With their “f**k shoes” attitude and laid back style, One Lane Highway is putting their own stamp on the well worn Southern Rock sound.
Earlier this week Echo Beach had the pleasure of working with some local, up and coming talent. Winner of the 2013 Dwyer High School Battle of the Bands, Imperium shook the walls of our studio with some banging drums and amplifying guitar solos, while recording their first untitled album. Alex Lamb, student of Dwyer High School, gathered his band mates, bass player Ari Weindenbaum, drummer Eric Steffon, and keyboardist Alex Burgess to perform at his schools Battle of the Bands. Derived from Latin, Imperium roughly translated means “the power to command” and thats exactly what this band did. Blowing the judges minds (quite literally) with ear piercing, in the best possible sense, progressive metal tunes they won the judges over and the grand prize. Gifted a 5 hour studio session here at Echo Beach the members, ranging from 17 to 20 years old, certainly left an impression. Starting nearly 5 years ago these young musicians aren’t new to one another. With individual and group experience under their belt they hope to accomplish their dreams of making it big. With inspiration from bands like Children of Bodem and Opeth as well as writing their own music we can’t see why they wouldn’t.