Interview with Echoseven

Interview with Echoseven

Today, we sit down with _Echoseven to talk inspiration to write music, heroes and much more! Be sure to check out their music below on Spotify after the interview!


What is your inspiration to write your music?


Marcus – I get inspiration from almost anything. If I am listening to music, or a mood or feeling, that drives the riffs that I create. Is it your surroundings?

Stefanie – I find inspiration difficult to come by, personally! Usually I will sit at the piano and try to improvise things until something sticks. I’m similar with lyrical melodies – I will hum along to a song until I find what works for me. Then, I write around that.

Justin- My inspiration to write our music comes from just playing around with riffs and yes I would say it comes from the surroundings.

Marcus- Moncton is not a very exciting city ?. But lyrically, I get inspiration from everyday life.

Stefanie – Surroundings do help, in a way. I find that being in the city helps encourage me to be more productive with songwriting since there are places to play and other groups around us.

Allon-life is my inspiration- which sounds lame lol but it’s true. I write about my emotional responses to events in my life.


What type of music did you listen to growing up?

Justin- I’ve always listened to heavy metal like Slipknot,Pantera,Mudvayne,Lamb of God

Marcus – Mainly NWOBHM bands and classical.

Stefanie – A lot of folk music. I spent most of my young life listening to it! Artists like Ron Hynes and Cecile Corbel are heavy influences on me.

Allon- I was all over the place musically. My dad was old school R&B my mom was adult contemporary/ pop and my teen years were grunge / metal amd I  have always loved classical.


Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

Marcus – Randy Rhoads was my guitar hero when I started to play, and still is.

Justin- I’d have to say Jon Petrucci. He’s insane on guitar

Stefanie – Ron Hynes. Ron was a singer-songwriter from Newfoundland known as “The Man of A Thousand Songs”. He was a brilliant writer and I will forever admire him. I was lucky enough to meet him a handful of times and I cherish those memories.

Allon- can’t say I looked up to anyone musician as a “hero” . I did admire Phill Collins, Mic Fleetwood and Dave Grohl as everyone 90s kid did lol


If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?


Justin- I’m not really sure. Never really thought about that.

Marcus – well, where it is difficult to make a living as strictly a musician, I am a Senior Systems Analyst.

Stefanie – I would definitely be unemployed, haha.

Allon- probably middle management or a plumber  like my dad and uncles lol


What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?

Justin- never give up hard work pays off

Marcus – Just keep on keeping on. Believe in yourself and keep at it.

Stefanie – Do NOT give up!! Even when things feel stagnant, just keep pushing.

Allon- practice patience and perseverance.