Muscular bass. Agile saxophone. Propulsive drums. Lithe guitar. In a music scene where many bands claim almost-divine levels of inspiration and originality (while still all sounding curiously alike), A Troop of Echoes shelves the self- important melodrama and delivers finely-crafted rock songs with addictive melodies, informed by exploratory harmony and the noisy experimentalism of Providence, RI. The brutal meets the beautiful.
Yamaha drums and saxophones.
Fender guitar and bass guitar.
Traynor and Ampeg amplifiers.
Sabian and Paiste cymbals.
“…(a) hybrid of post-rock/free jazz/and sundry avant-garde…
(A Troop of Echoes) enjoys melting minds with squalls of
noise set against lush textures and skronking improv.”
As the head of local avant-electro/punk/jazz quartet A
Troop of Echoes, Peter Gilli wields his saxophone onstage
like a musical bludgeon: fierce, aggressive, precise, and
“…(a) proggy blend of modern indie rock and jazzy elements
like A Love Supreme-style sax and skittering drums… Your
mind will simultaneously be blown and sucked through some
magic neon paper towel roll/funnel/jazz-tube, thing.”
Providence Daily Dose
...the band experiments...to create tension between Gilli’s
agile saxophone melodies and Moriarty’s disciplined
North Kingstown, RI
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced