In October of 1996, Guy Ritter and Gary Lenaire, the 2 original founders of Tourniquet, teamed up to create a new music project called Echo Hollow. Guy and Gary have been best friends since they first began playing music together in 1985, and have remained best friends ever since Guy departed from Tourniquet in December of 1993. As a result of Gary leaving Tourniquet in August of 1996, it was a natural progression for them to launch Echo Hollow. They are joined by their close friends Matthew Fallentine, Matt Rosenblum,
and Raf Oganyan.