Erik (EASE)

Erik (EASE)

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EASE are made up of the following members:

Amy Mackinnon: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine
Erik McCall: Lead Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Keys
Hugh Higgins: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on U2B & My Dream

EASE started when Erik invited Amy to sing the song It Takes Time which he had written back in 1999. He later invited Hugh Higgins to play some of the acoustic guitar parts to the song. Both Amy and Hugh had been student of Erik when he was teaching the guitar. Amy made a couple of changes to the lyrics but instead of being a rock song that Erik originally visioned it had changed to a folk song to accompany Amy's voice and the final product was amazing.

"Reverie" was written by Erik back in 1997 at a time when ambient music was at it's peak. He had sent a demo of the record (he had made with his friend Stephen) to a couple of publishers but they had rejected it. Erik kept this project on hold until 2008 when he resurfaced it. The addition of Amy on lead vocals and electric guitar helped bring some fresh ideas to the track.

Artist Profile

How would you describe your sound and what are some of your influences?
Our sound is mainly folk, however, we do have many influences such as Bruce Springsteen, Mike Oldfield. Tracy Chapman, Sting, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi
If you were to pick one festival to play what would it be and why?
T in the Park. It\'s a part of Scotland
Who would you like to support?
Bruce Springsteen
What’s your favourite album this year?
Will let you know later
What can people expect when coming to your gig?
Some great music to inspire you
How did you come up with your name?
EASE is based on the groups initials: E - Erik (founder member) A - Amy S - Shuggie (nickname for Hugh in Scotland) E - Et Al we need some help at times
How did you get together? (if you’re a group etc)
Erik met Amy and Hugh through his guitar lessons. He had taught them separately but brought them together for the song It Takes Time and the rest is history.

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  • Keep up the good work. Great music!

  • Hi guys..fancy seeing you here. Lovely to see you gain. Love and sounds as always. x

  • Hey Dude, Wow! Cheers for the add!!

    Dont be affraid to swing over to http://www.9Lies.net & join the street team. Its free!!
    Catch you later. :->

    Steve.

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