Electric Eye

About Electric Eye

Electric Eye is an old school heavy metal tribute to the bands they love. Playing covers from some of the greats like Anthrax and White Zombie while taking it back to the bands that have been a major influence on the rock landscape for years such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest from which they have taken their name. Founded by long time friends Carl Gustavson (Bass) and Rob Peterson (Guitar) it wasn’t long before they added Paul Riley’s furious and precise guitar work to the mix, along with Dave Cooper and his tight thundering drums. After working with several vocalists they stumbled across the electrifying and unique voice of Jodie Funk and the band was complete. With an abundance of love for the music they cover, Electric Eye keeps the songs sounding as much like the original artists as possible and are ready to make their mark on the music scene.

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Halloween Havoc


By Shadows865, 2008-11-06

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<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">Hello all, better late than never right!!! We just wanted to say thanks to all for coming out to our 1st annual Halloween party at Bada Brew.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Rod and Rick were doing lights and sound (Good backups Rod!) <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>And Steve from Powerslave jumped up and belted out Revelations. We had a helluva time and were very pleased to see so many of our fans at the show. You guys made the party a true success.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">We also want to thank everyone at the bar for having us out and we're looking forward to coming back on December 6th. The other band hasn't been set yet... but we have some real close friends in mind that gave us our start by opening for them. When we get the word, so will you we think you'll be very pleased!!!!</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">A big thanks to Beyond Black for their contribution as well. They are a terrific Black Sabbath tribute band that we all enjoyed listening to. Keep an eye out for these guys and maybe we can do another show with them soon. Thanks guys, you kicked ****!!!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">The costume contest was great as well. We knew a few of our knucklehead friends (I say that with all respect cause we love ya) would dress up but WOW!!!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>More than half the place was in costume and it was cool as hell to see. You guys listen to directions well!!! I still don't know how raggedy Ann and Andy didn't win?? It&rsquo;s a conspiracy I tell ya. </span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">The prizes were handed out based on the crowd response and when all the guys went goo goo gaga over Candy Corn, well, there&rsquo;s your winner!!!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>No disrespect hon, it was a great costume!!! You got a gift card from the bar so save it till December 6th ok!!!!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>That&rsquo;s when we'll be back at Bada Brew and we hope to see all of you back with us. </span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">Remember, the larger the crowd the better the music. Kinda like beer.....<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>The more you drink the better I look!!!!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Anyway, just wanted to say a big thank you to all that came out. Most importantly our "special guests" Jodie and Mike you guys rock and we really appreciate all that you do for us.</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small;">Take care and remember, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here!!!</span></p>
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The Ven-U Vagabonds


By Shadows865, 2008-03-04

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Hey everyone just wanted to say a few things about our show this past Saturday March 1st at the Ven-U. IT KICKED A$$!!!!<span>&nbsp; </span>That&#39;s all...</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">All seriousness aside (ha ha ha) we had a helluva time. Wanna thank the Ven-U first and foremost for having us. It&#39;s a great place to do a show and we really hope to be back there in the very near future. The sound was flawless and the lights were great. Rod, you did a fantastic job with the lights and organizing the whole thing. The pressure mounted and I&#39;m sure and you hit it out of the park my friend!!! Thanks again to Reign Man for being there as well. That was the second time we&#39;ve had the privilege of jammin with you guys and it&#39;s really appreciated.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">As you may know, and if you don&#39;t here it is, we were to open for Bon Voyage. Chris the guitar player is pretty sick and, I hear as of today Monday he&#39;s doing much better, he still couldn&#39;t make the show. Needless to say, a few people were in a pinch and Electric Eye is glad as hell and honored to say we came through and helped out those of you who were in that pinch. Reign Man came through big time as well!!! . We&#39;re glad we were part of that show and certainly want to wish Chris with Bon Voyage a speedy recovery. We are like many fans I&#39;m sure, looking forward to seeing Bon Voyage very soon. </span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Mike, what can we say man that was just a terrific experience for Electric Eye to have you up there doing those 3 AC/DC tunes with us. We know it&#39;s not the same but it did sound cool as hell and want to thank you BIG TIME for coming up there and jammin with us. </span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">The show was great, the sound kicked, we had a blast and thanks to all the fans that came out. We hope we gave you all what you wanted. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our next show on March 22nd at Bada Brew.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Thanks each and every one of you for supporting us. We won&#39;t forget it</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Dave - Electric Eye</span></p>

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Electric Shock and Ritalin for everyone!


By Shadows865, 2008-02-21

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Hey everyone just wanted to say we had a great time at Leo&#39;s&nbsp;Sat. night. We want to thank Dave and Don, once again, for the lights and the sound. I know I&#39;m getting repetitive but without you guys we wouldn&#39;t be doing these shows and we can&#39;t thank you guys enough !!!! Crowd was good; The Ritalin Brothers kicked&nbsp;a$$ and thanks to them for having us out. </span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">You know, doing these opening shows for all the bands we&#39;ve been jamming with, you meet a lot of really great people. Electric Eye wants to thank each and everyone of you for diggin us and without you all cheering us on we wouldn&#39;t be doin this. Because of that we will keep on rocking for you. </span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Jenny took a shitload of pics so make sure you check them out. (Thanks Jenny) <span>&nbsp;</span>We&#39;ve got a couple of weeks before we get the opportunity to jam with Bon Voyage at &quot;The Ven-U &quot;on March 1st. make sure you get there for that one it will be awesome!</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Keep reading the blogs and make sure you keep an &quot;Electric Eye&quot; on our websites for upcoming shows, pics, blogs and &quot;Information.....Information.......Information, who are you, the new number two.... Sorry, I got caught up in the moment.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Take care all and thanks again to The Ritalin Brothers for letting us jam with them.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Dave - Electric Eye</span></p>

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Fieldhouse Free-For-All.


By Shadows865, 2008-01-27

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">What a blast we had last night at the Fieldhouse!!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">We wanna thank everyone who showed up and once again Dave and Don for the sound and lights!!! We&rsquo;ve said it before and we&#39;ll say it again (and again and again).Without you guys we wouldn&#39;t be doin these shows and certainly wouldn&#39;t have the quality sound that you guys provide!!! Thanks again.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">A Huge thanks to Face First for letting us enjoy their company and great music. Oh, and letting us jam on their gear. This is the second time we&#39;ve had the opportunity to jam with them and we all hope we can do it again real soon.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">The bar was packed, the crowd was loud and that keeps us wanting to play more. The encore was a surprise and hopefully Green Manalishi was what you all wanted to hear. It&rsquo;s certainly what we wanted to play.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">I could write for hours about the Fieldhouse show but can&#39;t because A Bud Light is calling my name!!!! So, just a huge thanks you to everyone that showed up and don&#39;t forget, this coming Saturday Feb. 2nd we are at BADA BREW. We&#39;ll be opening up for Reign Man and we are looking forward to that show big time. Hope you all had a blast at the Fieldhouse. We know we did!!!!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Have a great week and we&#39;ll see you on Feb. 2nd at BADA BREW</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Dave - Electric Eye</span></p>

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The New Year Cometh..


By Shadows865, 2008-01-05

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Hey everyone, on behalf of Jodie, Rob, Carl and Paul I want to wish everyone a great new year. We certainly appreciate all the support we&#39;ve received from the fans, other bands and the bars that we played in &lsquo;07. So far it&#39;s been a great time and we will definitely keep it rockin in &lsquo;08.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Keep an Electric &quot;Eye&quot; on our site here for videos, pics and of course, upcoming shows. We been working hard on new material and can&#39;t wait to share it with all our fans in the upcoming months. Once again, thank you for all your support (there&rsquo;s the Bartle&rsquo;s and James thing again!!!!!!!)</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">And we hope to see you all on Jan. 26th at the <a href="http://www.cometlanes.com/" target="_blank">Fieldhouse</a> and the following weekend Feb. 2<sup>nd</sup> at <a href="http://badabrew.net/" target="_blank">Bada Brew</a>. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Happy New Year!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><a href="/members/235/" target="_blank">Dave - Electric Eye</a></span></p>

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3 Bands And A Blizzard....


By Shadows865, 2007-12-18

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Hey everyone just wanted to say we had a helluva time at Sports Time Bar Saturday night. That was a terrific birthday celebration for me (Thanks again to Bob for the B-Day shot during live wire) Paul held the feedback for what seemed an eternity as I drank the booze!!! Sounded great!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Big thank you to <a href="/members/2/" target="_blank">Ryte Az Rain</a> for letting us jam with you guys. Being able to jam with you guys and <a href="/members/348/" target="_blank">Third Octave</a> (Mike, you know how to knock back the holiday cheer man!) was a great experience and we feel like we&#39;ve made some new and very cool friends and look forward to jammin with you all again.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Before I forget, a personal thanks to Bob on drums from <a href="/members/2/" target="_blank">Ryte Az Rain</a>, I really appreciate you letting me use your kit. Hopefully the breaking down and loading up was easy as or easier than setting up. Thanks again. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Also thanks to Don, Rod and Dave on sound and lights. It&rsquo;s a pleasure to work with someone as good as you guys. Just one less thing any of us have to worry about. Great job. Last but certainly not least is you the Fans! Thanks from not only Electric Eye but no doubt from <a href="/members/348/" target="_blank">Third Octave</a> and <a href="/members/2/" target="_blank">Ryte Az Rain</a> for coming out in blizzard like conditions you all deserve a medal!!! Thank you!</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Hopefully we&#39;ve made a few more fans and we hope to see you at our <a href="/members/235/event.php" target="_blank">upcoming show January 26th</a>. Check out the place and time on our site. We look forward to hearing some of your comments and hopefully we&#39;ll see you in January and getting back to Sports Time real soon.</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Take care</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><a href="/members/235/" target="_blank">Dave - Electric Eye</a></span></p>

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What the hell is a blog!!??


By Shadows865, 2007-12-12

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">HERE GOES:The first blog, what the hell is a blog anyway?? We&rsquo;re a metal band and we don&#39;t need no stupid f-ing blogs getting in the way!!! Alright if you got this far without saying &quot;who are these freaks&quot; you&rsquo;re doing well. You&rsquo;ll be tested as we continue my metal students!!!</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">As a band we&#39;re doing well. In the Bio page you&#39;ll note that this band was originally founded by Carl (bass) and Rob (guitar). That is true, we didn&#39;t lie!! Paul (guitar) was added, then me (Dave on drums) and at the time I joined we had a different singer that was, well, and any way HE GONE!!!Enter Jody. Quite the addition I might say. Refreshment from what was!!&nbsp; Hence &quot;ELECTRIC EYE&quot;&nbsp;as you know it today. It&rsquo;s been a ride as all bands know trying to put the pieces they think will work in place. We feel like they&#39;re there!!!! Practice will ensue this week getting ready for our show this Saturday December 15th and expect a few new tunes We&rsquo;ll be at Halftime Sports Bar 721 independence Dr. Romeoville&nbsp;IL. Rt.53 &amp; Romeoville Rd. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Those of you who know this band and there are plenty, thanks for all of your support (sounds like a Bartle&rsquo;s and James commercial)!!! Where the hell did those two old guys go to anyway?? The one old fart never said a word.Kinda like me!! (Yeah right)Thanks for taking a moment and reading this blog. (what the f#@&amp;), blog??&nbsp;&nbsp; Whatever!! We all hope to see you this Saturday and again in January.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">-Dave&nbsp; Electric Eye</span></p>

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About Electric Eye


By Shadows865, 2007-08-08

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Electric Eye is an old school heavy metal tribute to the bands they love. Playing covers from some of the greats like Anthrax and White Zombie while taking it back to the bands that have been a major influence on the rock landscape for years such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest from which they have taken their name.</font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Founded by long time friends Carl Gustavson (Bass) and Rob Peterson (Guitar) it wasn&rsquo;t long before they added Paul Riley&rsquo;s furious and precise guitar work to the mix, along with Dave Cooper and his tight thundering drums. </font></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">After working with several vocalists they stumbled across the electrifying and unique voice of Jodie Funk and the band was complete.</font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">With an abundance of love for the music they cover, Electric Eye keeps the songs sounding as much like the original artists as possible and are ready to make their mark on the&nbsp;music scene.</font></p>

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