|Band Members||Jowed Hadeed - Vocals; Ryan Jander - Guitar; Justin MacDonald - Guitar; Martin Celt - Bass; Chris Lucier - Drums|
|# Years Experience Performing Live:||8|
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:||60|
|Market Draw:||Home Market: 451-500|
|Venue History:||Showbox - Seattle, WA; Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA; Crocodile - Seattle, WA; Neumos - Seattle, WA; Chop Suey - Seattle , WA; The Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR|
|Opener Experience:||Hanson; Everclear; Taleb Kwali; Rehab; Rocket to the Moon; N.E.R.D.; Average White Band; Great White; Hells Bells; Shwayze; The Classic Crime; This Providence|
|Similar Artists:||Maroon Five; Gym Class Heroes; Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|Performing Rights Society:||ASCAP|
|Discography:||Jump into Life LP—2010; Be Yourself LP—2006; Premature LP—2003|
Originally a hip-hop group, EA's music has grown and developed into a blend of electro-funk, dance, pop and garage rock that feels and sounds like a party. "We just love a good party," said singer Jowed Hadeed, "we want people to come to a show and just freak out for a while. It's cathartic for us and them."
The definition of eclectic is, "deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." For Eclectic Approach, this definition not only serves as a guide for creating music, but also as a philosophy to live by. "It seems like a lot of people now are moving towards a more eclectic way of living… taking what makes sense to them from all over the place. Everyone in this band has their own set of influences, musically and otherwise, and we really work to create an open dialogue with new ideas. It's what has kept the band together for this long and keeps us moving forward" said guitarist Ryan Jander.
Although most people would immediately identify the music as "pop" because of its accessibility, the blend of influences and musical styles completely embraces the name 'eclectic.' Guitarist Justin MacDonald notes that, "the trick is to create something that sounds simple, but has layers and depth when you really listen to it. You can grab someone's attention right off, but with repeated listens they hear all these little subtle nuances that add to the over all effect and really hook the listener."
After their last album, Jump Into Life, Eclectic Approach began to hone their sound in the studio and on stage into a more unified vision. Their newest single, "All That It's Missing (Mind Control)" was released in October of 2012 and demonstrates the evolution of their sound.