Peter Hayes, the drummer with London dream pop band Echo Lake tragically passed away on Thursday 21 June. A long-time personal friend of the site, it fills us with huge sadness that such a talented and gentle soul could have his life cut so short at such a young age.

As well as being an incredibly talented drummer, Pete worked as a camera assistant for various television companies and indeed on occasion for our own Best Fit Sessions - most notably with Oh Land.

Our dearest and deepest thoughts go out to Pete's family, his girlfriend Caroline - a former editor at Best Fit and of course his loyal band mates Linda, Thom, Steve and Kier.

We will be donating a portion of The Line Of Best Fit's revenue to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Pete. If you're able, we urge you to give to the same cause - whether big or small. It would mean the world to Pete and his family at this extremely difficult time.

Echo Lake's debut album Wild Peace is out Monday 25 June. This is reason to celebrate: massively devoted to the band from day one, we're certain Pete will be looking down from the heavens with his unforgettable wide eyed smile, proud as punch.

Pete was 25 years old. He will be dearly missed by all.


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RIP Pete - a year tomorrow since one of the finest gigs I've ever put on x

Donation by Nathaniel Cramp, Sonic Cathedral on 01/11/12


With love from everyone who performed at and attended the British Heart Foundation benefit show on Thursday 25th Oct 2012.

Donation by Echo Lake on 27/10/12


can't make it tonight, but everyone is still thinking of Pete and enjoying his music! xx

Donation by Freya watson on 25/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/10/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Rest in peace buddy, I shall think of you often and smile

Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/12

In your memory Pete.

Donation by Duane Cormell & G2 Legal on 27/07/12


+ £13.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Joanna Hull on 27/07/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Thank you to all the staff for thinking of our son who worked with you and may have shared a conversation when he took the headphones off!

Donation by All the staff at St. Mary's School on 26/07/12


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Laura Woodall on 26/07/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation from artists that played at Indietracks Festival 2012.

Donation by Ian Cowen on 23/07/12

It was an honour to have the opportunity to meet Pete and to hang out with him-what a sound+lovely guy. Our thoughts are with all his friends+family x

Donation by Kayley and Sam Leeds on 23/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated money at Peter's funeral and for everyone's support to help us get through this. Love you son.

Donation by Mom and Dad on 15/07/12


+ £32.00 Gift Aid

All our love from Dublin

Donation by Sylvie, Jean & family on 15/07/12


All our love from Dublin

Donation by Brendan, Clare, Estell & Martin on 15/07/12


RIP. Mass being said for you.

Donation by Lar, the Gym and Cork cousins on 15/07/12


All our love and thoughts are with you all

Donation by Kevin Jean Jason Matthew Rachel & Sinead on 15/07/12


I will miss you always. I will miss your drumming, from when you started. All my love to you Peter.

Donation by Nan Hayes on 15/07/12

In memory of my amazing cousin Pete. Will never forget all the good times. RIP xxxxx

Donation by Fiona Bottrill on 14/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved this exceptional young man. X

Donation by Laura, Coleman, Seanie and Isabella on 12/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donations in memory of Pete. We all love you and you will be missed! xxx

Donation by Collective of Friends on 12/07/12


+ £60.00 Gift Aid

More donations from Lupus Films staff. Back to work today... Love and miss you so much Petey. xxx

Donation by Adam Jackson-Nocher on 12/07/12


+ £10.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/12

In memory of Pete who will be sadly missed thoughts are with his family and friends x

Donation by Anonymous on 11/07/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

R.I.P dude you were the best x

Donation by Austin Williams on 11/07/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Seren Hazlehurst on 11/07/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,609.65
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,609.65
  • Gift Aid£655.50

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