Brisbane pop-punk act Satellites have been a band we have kept our eyes on for years due to the calibre of talented musicians involved, all of whom have had extensive experience in the music scene for years and one of the members has just scored himself the offer of a lifetime. Drummer extraordinaire (and Travis Barker‘s second coming) Scott Eckel, who stunned us with his ability at The Wonder Years‘ recent gig, has literally jetted today over to the states to link up with Rhode Island pop-punk band Trophy Wives and get straight into the studio with the guys to record a new album, produced by the one and only John Feldmann who most recently shared his experience on Blink-182‘s California album.
In a statement on their Facebook page the rest of the Satellites band shared:
Scott isn’t the only member of his family who have had a bit of international success, his brother Peter (whom he was also in the band I Am Villain with) was touring guitarist for now defunct Boston pop-punk band A Loss For Words and toured extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe, so it’s easy to see it was only a matter of time before Scott joined in on the international touring front like his big brother.
Peter shared his thoughts on his brother’s new adventure with us saying:
“I think it’s great that he’s getting a chance to do what he loves. Through the set backs of joining bands that end up just breaking up and not letting his medical problems get in the way. It’s great to see things are looking up.
I always knew he was a great drummer from the days we played together growing up. He was just so easy to play music with, he was tight and would gel with the band and knew exactly what to do even if he’d never heard the song before. You could just shoot him a look or something and he’d do what needed to be done.
It was always a pleasure having him behind the kit on stage with you and everything would be fine. I think Trophy Wives are lucky to have him and he will make a great band member and friend for life”.
Trophy Wives are also set to appear at the Mansfield, Boston leg of the Vans Warped Tour this month, a gig most Australian bands can only dream of appearing at, but Scott will make his live debut with the band there, before flying home briefly and then returning to the States for an 8 week tour across the country.
Pete also offered up the following advice for Scott (and other bands touring the States for the first time):
“Always keep your valuables and important stuff like passports on you or nearby at all times and don’t worry if you don’t get to shower for a few days haha”
Satellites will have a fill-in drummer taking the reigns for their upcoming gigs with no word yet from the band on the future of the drummer’s position. We’ll keep you up to date with our latest Aussie export and all that follows with his new gig, until then, get up to date with some of his previous work below.
Instagram: Scott Eckel
All the best Scotty!! \m/