ECHO: voice | DROP: drums (as in “drop a beat”)
To know Echo Drop is to know synergy at its finest.
Married couple Jillian Mitchell and Sean Mitchell are a duo devoted to the synergy between two of music’s most treasured elements, vocals and drums. The couple describes their sound as an “alleyway jam session between Alanis Morissette and Jessie J,” yet their alchemy and connection show them making detours into their own, signature sound of electronic pop and organic rock.
Offering a perspective that is both individual and interconnected, the couple writes of love and heartbreak, self-realization, and human equality. With voice and drums at the forefront and ambient melodic structures to round out the sound, the duo’s writing reflects all the edges with which they like to push and play.
The Victoria, B.C-based team emerged onto the music scene in an unlikely way in 2011—armed with only her voice and his drum chops (delivered via ice bucket), the two turned heads of an unsuspecting audience at a coffee shop open mic night.
And the rest, as they say…
Jillian, a soulful chanteuse with a sound that draws from both Motown and modern pop, is an accomplished singer and vocal coach. She is working on her first book about singing at every level. Sean has played professionally for 18 years and studied with drum greats Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) and Zoro (Lenny Kravitz).
The couple is also producers in their own right. Echo Drop have been recording their first album under the mentorship of Emm Gryner (recording artist, David Bowie). Due to the COVID pandemic the duo turned their home into a recording studio in early 2020. By August 2020 the duo became a trio with the birth of their son Jagger.