Echo and the Bats

Echo & the Bats

Connecting kids to a love of reading through the power of rock music!

Come dance along with Echo and the Bats - Austin's first All-Youth-Librarian band! Check our event calendar for upcoming shows.

Coming soon: dates & times for our upcoming appearance in the Children's Tent at the Texas Book Festival in October 2017. Stay tuned!

You've seen their storytimes, now come hear some of your favorite kid's books put to music. Echo & the Bats pairs our favorite books with our favorite rock songs to create a whole new kind of fun for the whole family. 

We use our love for books and music to create a brand new kind of show that makes reading and rocking go hand in hand. 

Contact Jessica at 512-974-7555 for more information.

Band Member Bios

Kathleen: Vocals, tambourine, puppetry
  • Favorite Dinosaur: Yutyrannus - or the Big Bird of the dino realm because of his bright yellow feathers
  • Favorite Snack: Ice water (true!)
  • Superpower: Can make ice cream
  • Fun fact: Can walk on the knuckles of her toes like a monkey
  • Role Model: Pigeon - The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance (John Di Lemme)
James: Guitar
  • Favorite dinosaur: Ankylosaurus
  • Favorite snack: boring old almonds
  • Superpower: ability to reach anything off the top shelf
  • Fun Fact: was accidentally almost a dentist!
  • Role model: Clifford
Gabriel: Bass, vocals
  • Favorite Dinosaur:  Giganotosaurus
  • Favorite snack:  Snack Packs!
  • Superpower: Screams well with others
  • Fun Fact: Loves to forage the forest floor for insects and rodents to eat
  • Roll Model:  Cinnamon Bun from Adventure Time!
Jessica: Drums
  • Favorite Dinosaur: Brontosaurus
  • Favorite Snack: Banana ice cream
  • Superpower: Mini Piñata Making
  • Fun Fact: Once ate 7 veggie hot dogs at a veggie hot dog eating contest
  • Role Model: Animal from the Muppets


Learn more about the Books and Music that inspire Echo and the Bats!

Check out our booklist and playlist below!

Youth Services