Hyding Jekyll

Hi-Fi Music Lounge Presents

Hyding Jekyll

Ekko Base

Thu · March 30, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

$5 at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Hyding Jekyll
Hyding Jekyll
Hailing from Eugene, OR, Hyding Jekyll currently consists of 3 members: Greg Gillispie on vocals and bass, Jeremy Stafford on drums, Nick Pierson on keys and Erek Andrus on lead/rhythm guitar. The original members of the band (Greg, Justin, and Brian.) formed in April of 2008. The concept behind "Hyding Jekyll" has been to take groove style music, and infuse it with some heavy progressive rock/metal. This duality of ideals brings out a melodic, groove based, progressive rock sound, bordering on the edge of metal. So whether the music is heavy or mellow, both sides of "Hyding Jekyll" are represented.

Hyding Jekyll's live debut was at the Taboo Nightclub in Eugene on the July 17th, 2008. The show was a great success, and the band has been going strong ever since. The versatility of their sound has allowed them to play with a wide variety of local acts, and they recently had the opportunity to open for national touring acts "Janus" and "Seasons After" at the WOW Hall in Eugene, OR.

In April of 2009, they participated in local radio station 97.9 KNRQ's "Last Band Standing"; A battle of the bands that featured 32 bands from all over the state of Oregon. Relatively unknown to the majority of the local scene, they made an immediate impact, winning the first round as the opening band. They continued to impress with their unique style, high energy, and raucous fans. Against tough odds, the guys made it to the final round. Despite not winning the top spot, and the coveted title of "Last Band Standing", it was a huge accomplishment for a band who had only been together for little over a year.

More recently, in September of 2009, they played at the Wow Hall in Eugene Oregon, a venue at which over 200 people attended, with 3 other bands for a Lost in the Woods production.

Starting in 2009 David Joined the band after the departure of Brian & Colton and in mid 2012 Jeremy joined after the Linn W decided to step away. This is the 2nd phase of the band as it was the beginning of the work on the chronicles of 3 concept series. During this time Hj made many visits to wow hall including Henry's Child 20th anniversary, This patch of sky and in Oct of 2014 we played a rare sold out wow hall show with Floater.

2015 HJ began the year with This patch of sky and others at the wow hall. We also began work on chapter 3. More recently we've had another shake up as David has stepped away to pursue better job opportunities outside the area and so Nick (Keys) and Erek (Guitar) have joined the band to add new dimensions and colors to the HJ sound. The end of 2015 looks to be more exciting than the end of 2014 and that's saying alot. With a ton of great shows and an album to release things are continuing to look up as the band trudges on.

With their Heavy Funk sound, die hard attitude, and outstanding musical savvy, Hyding Jekyll looks to make an impact locally and beyond,
Ekko Base
Ekko Base
Ekko Base is a group based out of Eugene, OR, dedicated to engaging music of any genre.
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/