What does "Tom Petty" mean? Toby and Andy asked themselves this question when they were on the road in California with their rental car and Tom's songs were playing on all the radios. It describes exactly this feeling of freedom, looseness and carelessness that makes this music seem timeless. That's it man!
For the last show of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' European Tour, Toby and Andy went to Mannheim in the summer of 2012. The experience was tremendous. There's no getting around jamming some of those hits in the rehearsal room. "Someday we'll have to form a tribute band!", Toby said. Again and again they discussed this concert with Daria. Daria knew them from before. She is also a huge fan of Tom's music. She also liked the idea of playing in a Petty tribute band. But for a long time it remained only a thought.
Then in 2017, when the 40th anniversary tour, with only one European show, was announced, the three traveled to London. Tom Petty at its best - it was called. It was fenomenal! And then some weeks later the shock news. RIP Tom Petty...
Luke got more and more involved with the songs and musicians. When he asked Toby if this story with the tribute band was still up to date, they ended up in the rehearsal room again. After a beer at "Lillian's Music Store" it was clear that they would give it a try. Without bass and keys some songs were tried out. Then Chris joined on bass, Andrew showed interest and definitely breathed life into the songs with his skills on the keys. Luke's drum room became too small for rehearsals and so they moved to the clubhouse. In December 2018 "ECHO" was officially launched. After a few shows, the band got reinforcement in the vocal department with Isa. The current lineup was "ready to go wherever
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