Jamie, Sydney, and Noah Sierota perform at a sold-out show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday night.

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Echosmith makes it big on and off stage

A bit over a year ago, Echosmith was just an unknown rock and indie pop band of four siblings who just debuted their first album, “Talking Dreams”. Now, 18-year-old Sydney Sierota and her three brothers are platinum-selling artists who recently finished up their first national tour. On March 28, 2015, I attended Echosmith’s concert at…
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Shaneli Mirpuri

March 30, 2015
Jamie, Sydney, and Noah Sierota perform at a sold-out show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday night.

Jamie, Sydney, and Noah Sierota perform at a sold-out show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday night.

A bit over a year ago, Echosmith was just an unknown rock and indie pop band of four siblings who just debuted their first album, “Talking Dreams”.

Now, 18-year-old Sydney Sierota and her three brothers are platinum-selling artists who recently finished up their first national tour.

On March 28, 2015, I attended Echosmith’s concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The amazing concert featured some of the band’s best songs with a lively atmosphere and loud crowd.

However, the sibling group made the concert truly unique when they launched a dozen over-sized inflatable balls into the audience. Though this is not unusual in itself, the balls were filled with confetti and the crowd popped the balls throughout the song “Nothing’s Wrong” and exploded confetti on the exuberant crowd.

The band also included the audience when they played “Echosmith Matchmaker” with two audience members. Sydney and her brother Noah, who plays the bass guitar, called up a boy and girl from the pit to dance with on stage and take selfies. The energy and laughter absolutely echoed throughout the hall for the entirety of the song.

The band is best known for their hit single “Cool Kids”, which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went platinum with over 1,200,000 sales in the United States, yet the siblings still keep a cool head.

“Yeah, this song is platinum. People ask, ‘Do you feel like the cool kids now?’ No! I still relate to the song, even more so now, which is interesting. It just proves that no matter what place you’re in, you feel that desire to be somebody else or to compare yourself to other humans,” Sydney said in an interview, “It’s a message of accepting yourself and being okay with who you are and who you aren’t.”

Echosmith is truly a band you need to see for a fun time that will leave you singing in the car after and feeling like part of their family.

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