House Of EchO

House Of EchO

BandRockR&B

(H.O.E.) is a mainstream-rock band that represents the intersection of Rock & Soul music. Crafting a sound that exists on the edge of what many consider pop-rock, the appeal is universal. The music is defined by meaningful songwriting framed w/ compelling arrangements, delivered by skilled musicians

Biography

In 2007 after 3 years of living in the shadows, Inde-rock band, House of Echo affectionately known by at least 10 people at the time, began to outgrow its loyal following on the Internet.

House OF Echo draws comparisons to super-groups like Maroon 5, Dave Mathews Band, Sting and The Police. The band comprised of 5 characters, is the brainchild of David Tauler, aka EchO, a distant but slightly cooler relative of Napolian Dynamite. Tauler, a singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and YOYO enthusiast initially set out to record a solo project and built a colorful rock band along the way.

House of Echo endeavors to populate the playlist's of the cool and un-cool people worldwide, one Mp3 player at a time. The band is set to release their debut CD in 08', 4 years after Dave's first demo, "Echo Dreamworld" hit the streets and attracted the band members on the strength of the material.

THE SOUNDTRACK OF DAVID TAULER’S (A.K.A. ECHO) life began in a predominately black church, when at 15 years of age this colorblind white kid walked up the street to the closest church in his neighborhood and became a member. He found God and discovered a passion for soul music while grooving hard to the choir’s band each Sunday morning. Prior to his conversion, EchO was a skateboarding enthusiast with a CD player full of rock music. EchO was making a name for himself as the first-chair saxophonist in the high-school symphony when he got his first calling at age 16 and was asked to lead his own 30-part concert series at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He knew that music would be a permanent part of his future when he was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Maryland where he studied composition, discovered jazz, Latin music and was well on his way to playing and mastering 15 instruments.

In 2002 EchO’s star was rising when he changed directions and answered a second calling. He found his voice as a singersongwriter and recorded his first demo: EchO Dreamworld, which debuted as a semi-finalist in the Unisong International Songwriting Contest. The band House of Echo came to life when the demo attracted bassist Teo Lee whose first band as a teen was called 20th-Century Funk. Lee and EchO searched to find Washington, DC musicians who understood rock and soul. They discovered guitar wizard Paul Eldridge over Craig’s List only 10 minutes after Eldridge placed the ad. Finally drummer Alfonso “The Fonz” Chapman, a national finalist in the Guitar Center Drum-Off jumped on board. This culminated one man’s solo project into the shared vision of a complete band.

In the footsteps of Prince and The Police, House of Echo set out to create a new-generation rock band that grooves with soul. The group succeeded with surgical precision resulting in a powerful sonic blend they describe as “rock meets soul.” Armed with this hybrid sound, House of Echo entered an international battle of the bands, competing against a field of 3,000. When the smoke cleared, they had placed in the top 30 overall, taking first place among DC-area bands. With this new momentum, the hard-working band entered the studio to record their first single Can You See Me?

It was not long before they gained the attention of record labels and industry insiders on the east and west coasts.

A buzz is growing swiftly about the band’s highpowered live performances; passion is clearly evident as they introduce original music to growing audiences. If House of Echo is DC’s best-kept secret it will not be for long. –MEPG

Visit us online at: www.myspace.com/houseofecho

Also, ...hear up to the minute new DEMOS here: www.myspace.com/houseofechodemos

Lyrics

Daydreamin'

Written By: David 'EchO' Tauler / 'Chordy'Teagle

Daydream, daydreamin'

You may not know who I am
But I'm the hero of a thousand stories
Where you're my girl
I flew and fought the bad guys
Took a bullet in my heart
For you

I can't help but to fall in love with you
With you
I spend all my time daydreamin' of you
Of you

I saved you from the building
Fourth floor on fire so high above
These flames of love
Yesterday I fought a lion
Stopped a bomb
Killed a shark
Wrote this song
Told the mayor,
"Don't give me the key to the city
Give me the key to her heart"

Here I come to save your day
Rescue you, you lonely hostage
But will I be your man of steel?
Will you let me steal your heart
Up, up and away?

Daydream, daydreamin'
Daydream, daydreamin'

I can't help but to fall in love with you
With you
I spend all my time daydreamin' of you
Of you

I can't help but to fall in love with you
With you
I spend all my time daydreamin' of you
Of you

Daydream, daydreamin'
Daydream, daydreamin'

Of you...

Can You See Me

Written By: David 'Echo' Tauler

Everyday I look for you
Make excuses just to pass by where you happen to be
Hoping you'd see me

Are there shadows over me
That keep me hidden from the world where you see everyone else
But me?

Can you see me?
Am I as real to you as you are to me?
There's gotta be a better way to get you

To see me
Like I see you for who you are
A shooting star that shoots the other way

Sometimes good things are not so far away

If I had a thousand wishes
I would wish a thousand times that you would know my name

Can you see me?
Am I as real to you as you are to me?
There's gotta be a better way to get you

To see me
Like I see you for who you are
A shooting star that shoots the other way

Can you see me?
Am I as real to you as you are to me?
There's gotta be a better way to get you

To see me
Like I see you for who you are
A shooting star that shoots the other way

Sometimes good things
Sometimes good things are not so far away

Can you see me?
Am I as real to you as you are to me?
There's gotta be a better way to get you

To see me
Like I see you for who you are
A shooting star that shoots the other way

Just see me!
Am I as real to you as you are to me?
There's gotta be a better way to get you

To see me
'Cause I see you for who you are
A shooting star that shoots the other way

Sometimes good things
Sometimes good things
Sometimes good things are not so far away...

Maybe it's love

Written By: David 'EchO' Tauler

“Maybe It’s Love”
Music and Lyrics by David Tauler (a.k.a. EchO)
Performed by House of Echo
Copyright 2006
For more information visit:
www.myspace.com/HouseofEcho

Every sign says it’s not working.
Count your losses. You two are ending.
You don’t want to, don’t want to give in—
Too many problems, too few solutions.
Her parents watching, pressure rising,
Clock’s ticking.
What will you do now?

Maybe I’m too stubborn.
Maybe I’m too proud to let go.
Maybe—Or maybe it’s love.
Call me crazy optimistic.
I should be more realistic.
Baby—But maybe it’s love.

Five senses, is that all there is? Is there something they’re not telling?

Her mom says, “You’re not ready. Get a real job. Make more money.”
What can you offer this mother’s daughter?
And you say, “Love!”

Maybe I’m too stubborn.
Maybe I’m too proud to let go.
Maybe—Or maybe it’s love.
Call me crazy optimistic.
I should be more realistic.
Baby—But maybe it’s love.

You ask her,
“Whatever measure can we stay together
And prove ‘em wrong?”

Maybe I’m too stubborn.
Maybe I’m too proud to let go.
Maybe—Or maybe it’s love.
Call me crazy optimistic.
I should be more realistic.
Baby—But maybe it’s love.

Maybe I’m too stubborn.
Maybe I’m too proud to let go.
Maybe—Or maybe it’s love.
Call me crazy optimistic.
I should be more realistic.
Baby—But maybe it’s love.

Maybe it’s love.

I'm Never Coming Back Again

Written By: David Tauler

I see you, he’s around but you’re all alone.
You’re waiting for someone to notice.
I hear you, so much to say but time has gone and you’re not done and
I’m wondering, “Is there something between us?”

Is it just me, do you feel it too?
It’s crowded in here but I only see you.
Open your eyes there’s room for just two.
If only we met before.
I’m never coming back again!

Your world is tied to a string.
You’ve tied the knot but it’s loosening.
Now look, the sky is falling.
This connection’s on many levels,
It' s opened a box filled with angels and devils and
I see that I’m the devil for you, FOR YOU!

Is it just me, do you feel it too?
It’s crowded in here but I only see you.
Open your eyes there’s room for just two.
If only we met before.
I’m never coming back again!

Turn It Off!

Written By: David Tauler (A.k.a. EchO)

It’s 12am, you still haven’t called her.
Been on the couch with Letterman and Conan
Clock’s tickin’, next show’s beginning’.
Whatya waiting for?
It’s like you’re trapped on Gilligan’s Island.
A castaway, S.O.S. you’re screamin’
Shipwrecked bu cable television!

So turn it off!
Break the chain.
This time she’s not playing games.
Don’t waste your life
On this show
Trading TV love over flesh and blood.

You think she’s tough but she’s no Survivor.
Season’s over, she won’t wait forever.
Do it now, later equals never.
Flipping channels, now you’re watching reruns.
Charlie’s Angels, who are you hiding from?
Prime time’s up,
Will you pick up the phone

And call?
Tell her you love her.
Don’t let her get away.
Just call.
I know she loves you.
This episode’s so lame!

So turn it off!
Break the chain.
This time she’s not playing games.
Don’t waste your life
On this show
Trading TV love over flesh and blood.

All Taken Away

Written By: David 'EchO' Tauler

Lights out the glass is breaking.
No escaping this rude awakening.
My house is burning down.
Everything in my life that is anything
I watch it go up in smoke into nothing
But there's one thing more to live for.

If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
All I need is you.
All I need is...

I can't run the flames are too intense.
They burn my dreams and cook my innocence.
So why do you still love me?
You held on even when the floor fell,
Broke the lock off of my jail cell.
Since you're taking me to Heaven I should give up my Hell.

All taken away,
If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
All I need is you.
I can't stop the flames!

Everything that I wanted, everything I adored
I bought it all but it's sad 'cause it's you I ignored.
What does it matter if I gain everything in the world?
--If I gain everything, but lose my soul?

Everything that I wanted, everything I adored
I bought it all but it's sad 'cause it's you I ignored.
What does it matter if I gain everything in the world?
--If I gain everything...

And it's all taken away?
If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
All I need is you.

If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
If it's all taken away,
All I need is you.

Discography

2005 "Dreamworld" EP realeased regionally and recieved local airplay

Set List

Our ever-changing set list is generally 30-45 min and includes original material with the possibility of 1-2 covers ranging from the Police, Cure, Coldplay and even Duran Duran. All played with a repertiore fitting our head bobbing ROCK/SOUL groove.