Echoes from the Peak (New Mills)

 

Line-up

  • Barry Hill - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
  • Trevor Hill - Lead Guitar/Vocals
  • Ian Warburton - Bass/Vocals
  • Mike Hargreaves - Drums

 A band I remember from the mid 60s was "Echoes From The Peak" a Derbyshire band who played regularly at the "Lowes Arms" in Bredbury.

A very popular group with good gear I recall - Gretsch guitars, Vox and I think Binson echo unit - always enjoyable

I believe they later formed an entertainment agency.

Geoff Kershaw "Shaw" - 3/3/12

Good to see someone has seen fit to draw our attention to this excellent group who were, more or less, resident at the ballroom at Buxton Pavillion Gardens. They were on the bill with all the top names groups of the sixties and Trevor always produced a great sound with his Strat, VOX AC30 and Baby Binson.

His brother, Barry, used a Gretsch in later years and his desire to broaden the musical horizons of the group was not approved by other members and this cause the demise of the group much respected in New Mills. 

The other group which came from this town were "The Crestas" who worked with Johnny Peters.

Members were:-

Trevor Hill (Lead Guitar/Vocals)
Barry Hill (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals)
Ian Warburton (Bass Guitar/Vocals)
Mike Hargreaves (Drums) 

Alan Jackson - 15/5/12

Despite the suggestion of the previous poster, Trevor and Barry never started an Agency according to Jackie Hill.

Alan Jackson 17/5/12

I can remember one of our first gigs in the 60's was at the Lowes Arms in Bredbury and Barrie was doing a Sunday Lunchtime spot with his Gretch Tenniseean and Vox AC 30.

We were only around 16 and the line up was Ian Warhurst ,drums , Matteo Sassanelli , bass , Nev Hilton ,organ and myself on guitar and vocals.Barrie liked us and fixed us up with a gig at the Finger Post in Offerton.

We went to see The Echoes a couple of weeks before we played at the Finger Post , they were really top notch , I was blown away with Trev's salmon pink strat, Vox AC 30 and Baby Binson absolutely Brilliant ! All these years later I am playing a strat with a baby binson through a fender tremolux ...just trying to emulate Trev's sound ! Great bunch of guys....some great memories of the gigs they did at the Lowes and Finger Post.

Phil Scott - 12/8/12

I was a personal friend of Barry and Trev who I met at the Fiveways pub in Hazel Grove. I had just started a band with Barry's cousin Graham Moon and they got us our first gig at the Tramways, Stockport.

They were to be my inspiration and still are.

Jimmy Brennan - 14/12/12

I think my father sang with the group in the early 60's under the stage name Eddie Shane and the Echos.

I was just wondering if you had any information or photos, I knew Barry and Trevor Hill but not very well.

Daren Brooks - 21/2/13

As the only surviving member of The Echoes From The Peak, I can tell you on the drums in the picture is Alan Marchington the original drummer. Michael Hargreaves came later and Trevor and Barrie never did start an agency When I left the band after 12 years together I formed a group called Apple Tree Lane and later went on to play with The Mike Stuart Sound. Now sadly retired from the music scene.

Ian Warburton -23/10/13

 

 

 

 

 

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