Naked Eyes (featuring original vocalist Pete Byrne) is a new wave band that rose to prominence in the early 1980s. The band is known largely for its singles: a cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard "Always Something There To Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favorite), as well as the band's subsequent hits "Promises, Promises", "When the Lights Go Out" and "(What) In the Name of Love." In 2005, Byrne put a band together to play some Naked Eyes shows and has been touring regularly since. In 2007, Naked Eyes released Fumbling with the Covers, an acoustic album which consisted of covers of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Elvis Costello songs, along with Naked Eyes hits. In the summer of 2008, Naked Eyes completed a U.S. tour along with Belinda Carlisle, ABC and The Human League. Currently, Naked Eyes is finishing work on Piccadilly.
"Always Something There To Remind Me" Youtube video
"Promises, Promises" Youtube video
GARY MYRICK & THE FIGURES
Gary Myrick & the Figures, released a self-titled album in 1980 which included the hit "She Talks in Stereo." Living in a Movie and the EP Language, featuring the percussive single "Guitar, Talk, Love & Drums" followed in 1981 and 1983. Gary and GMF received major airplay on modern rock radio stations in the US and exposure on MTV throughout the '80s. Two of GMF's songs, "She Talks in Stereo" and "Time to Win," were used in the 1983 film Valley Girl. "She Talks in Stereo" made the top 100 songs of the decade on KROQ Radio.
Gary is also available for guitar solo electric performances.
Electronic Press Kit (includes audio)
"She Talks In Stereo" Youtube video
"Guitar, Talk, Love, & Drums" Youtube video
Kasim has appeared on well over 100 recordings. A renowned session artist and musician, Kasim is recognized and respected throughout the music industry for his work with artists such as Todd Rundgren, Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, to name a few. Kasim has released several solo albums including Quid Pro Quo in 2002 that received critical acclaim including a Kweevak.com Viewers Choice Award. Kasim's double compilation CD called All Sides which includes new tracks, live tracks and personal favorites from his other solo albums was released in 2007. He is currently working on a new release scheduled for 2013.
Greg Hawkes is the keyboard player of The Cars. He also plays keyboards part-time with The Turtles (featuring Flo & Eddie) and with Todd Rundgren. Greg has recorded with Paul McCartney, Ric Ocasek, Letters to Cleo, The New Collisions, among others. In 2008, he released an album of Beatles songs performed entirely on ukuleles.
Paul’s songs are impeccably crafted, both rich and well-rounded. Paul's song "Earthquakes" made it on the CBS TV show Ghost Whisperer and his newest single "The Girl Who Broke In Two" is being currently being featured on ABC's Family TV show Make It Or Break It.
Paul has performed in front of thousands of music lovers as a support act for both Joe Cocker and Roger Daltrey.
Paul Freeman YouTube Channel
Paul Freeman on Billboard Presents
Eliot Lewis independent artist, multi-instrumentalist has been performing sold out shows all over the world as a member of the most successful duo of all time, Hall & Oates and is also featured on the award winning "Live From Daryls House". He spent several years as a key member of legendary soul band The Average White Band, contributing lead vocals, bass, keyboards as well as writing and co- producing several AWB records. He has written, performed, and produced five independent albums including the recently released, Enjoy The Ride. Now Eliot has taken to the stage on his own, performing a unique one-man band solo show all over the country incorporating all of the instruments he plays into a highly entertaining event. He is also available to perform with his 3 piece band.
Live From Daryl's House
In the late 1970s, Brent Bourgeois and Larry Tagg played played in a Bay area band named Uncle Rainbow, which included members from Texas and other parts of the South. In 1984, they moved to Sacramento and formed Bourgeois Tagg. Bourgeois played keyboards, Tagg played bass, and both shared lead vocal duties. In 1988, the band released the Todd Rundgren produced multimillion selling album YoYo that contained the Billboard Top 40 US hit, "I Don't Mind At All", which was also a worldwide Top Five hit on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song's success was fueled by an innovative video that received heavy airplay on MTV and other music video outlets.
"I Don't Mind" live on The Tonight Show Youtube video
"Mutual Surrender" Youtube video
"Waiting For The Worm To Turn" Youtube video
TRIBUTE & COVER BANDS:
DEJA VUDOO: 70's CLASSIC ROCK COVERS
A group of seasoned professional musicians based in Nashville that will not disappoint when they perform impeccable renditions of 70's classic rock. Guys in the group have toured as band members with national acts like Meat Loaf, Sugarland, Her And Kings County, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra to name a few.
Triple Tribute - 1 band 3 tributes! DRIVE (a tribute to The Cars),
80's PLAYLIST (80's music tribute), TALK OF THE TOWN (Pretenders tribute)
Photo by Jim Senetto
Dedicated to 80’s music, the five members have honed their skills for accurate covers of two favorite bands from the 80’s, The Cars and The Pretenders, as well as top hits from the decade. You can book them as 1, 2, or all 3 bands.
The musicians for Triple Tribute include:
Mary Beth Cronin, lead vocals and percussion
Lou Conte, guitars, vocals
Cosmo Lo Cricchio, keyboards, vocals
Billy Reutlinger, bass guitar
DRIVE Youtube video
TALK OF THE TOWN Youtube video
80's PLAYLIST Youtube video
HERMITS OF MINK HALLOWEEN (Todd Rundgren / Utopia tribute)
Photo by Joan Carlson
Faux TR John Powhida leads this group of professional musicians that happen to be avid fans of Todd Rundgren. You'll get all the hits like "Hello It's Me", "Bang The Drum", "I Saw The Light", and "Can We Still Be Friends" along with plenty of Todd fan cult classics and even some of the more obscure Todd songs. The band has performed live with Todd's wife Michele Rundgren, his Tour Manager Mary Lou Arnold, and his bandmates Prairie Prince, Bobby Strickland, and Kasim Sulton. Even Todd Rundgren himself joined them on stage once for a few photos and jokingly declared them his first franchise band.
The band is also available as a Hall & Oates tribute band or Cheap Trick tribute band.
"Something To Fall Back" Youtube video
"Pretending To Care" Youtube video
"Hideaway" Youtube video