1. What is the story behind your twitch channel name?
My channel name is based on my passion for music, it's always been my 'go to' hobby before streaming, music and sounds create echoes and I want to be an on going creator.
2. What is your video game history/background and all time favourite game?
Video games started off pretty young for me, playing GTA with my mum was some of the best times because that's what we bonded over, from there it was just something I loved doing, and my all time favourite game would have to be the Kingdom Hearts series!
3. What/who inspired you to start streaming?
Streaming was never really on my horizons at first I used to just play games and that was it, I made some videos on YouTube once in a while but it was nothing major, I'm pretty sure I learnt about Twitch pretty late compared to everyone else, when I was 18 I was really into call of duty and a friend of mine told me that the call of duty leagues for Ghosts at the time was being shown live on twitch so I started watching professional matches on the site.
4. When did you start streaming?
I started streaming in 2015, when I first built my PC and learnt how to use OBS, started off doing Rocket league streams with my friends and just playing Runescape but it wasn't anything full time.
5. How did you find the first few weeks/months of streaming? (any funny stories/mistakes/highlights?)
My first experiences streaming were just fun with my friends tbh I didn't really see it as streaming I was just playing games with my buddies, my Runescape streams I would just joke about on, making my character dance to hardstyle stuff like that for my viewers who a lot of the time were regulars or friends.
Nothing really embarrassing happened tbh just a lot of laughs!
6. How did you grow your stream? How did you network?
My stream kinda just grew naturally, rarely used social media expect sharing my links on Facebook stuff like that, but I think people just found me through Twitch itself, didn't really network until I joined BNN where I finally realised that networking is 90% of your work when it comes to streaming! You gotta make friends!
7. What has been your proudest moment while streaming?
My proudest moment was hitting the front page of Twitch for PS4 streamers, I still have the screenshot aswell! Because that was also the day I got my affiliate email.
8. How did you find the technical side of streaming? Setting up your stream, etc?
The technical side of things for my streams were pretty simple tbh I've always been into IT and electronics, so it was just natural to load up OBS or X split and set everything up in around 10 minutes of playing around with settings.
9. What do you enjoy most about your streaming career
The thing I love the most about streaming is meeting new people who have the same passion as I do, it's not streaming, it's just playing video games in my opinion, yeah there's a camera and there's viewers but I'm just playing video games with other people.
10. What don't you enjoy so much about streaming?
The main thing I don't like about streaming is that I'm only ever going to meet my regulars at gaming events or friends that I've met through networking also, it would be awesome to be able to meet these people for a pint or something haha.
11. What are you short term and long term goals for your stream?
My short term goals are basically like anyone else's I just have numbers I want to reach on my channel and social media, but long term I want to be able to go part time in my current job and put more time into streaming so then I can brand my channel, I don't want to be just a streamer I want to be recognised as a entertainer with my own logo and everything!
12. What advice would you give anyone looking to start streaming?
My only advice is these words, Hard work & Dedication.
13. Finally, what other streamers do you enjoy watching?
Other streamers I enjoy watching are a guy called Pandarooni he's really down to earth and has helped me a lot recently, big streamers such as Summit1G and Timthetatman and I just like to branch out see what smaller channels are doing well or need that push!
EkoesUK is a variety streamer, role play geek & Moderator for The British Nerd Network!
Find him over at www.twitch.tv/EkoesUK and stay up to date over at www.twitter.com/EkoesUK