RavenEye In 2016

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RavenEye have had a ripper start to 2016! We are currently half way through our UK tour and we are absolutely loving the audiences that have come out to support us. It seems we are doing something right?! But the next leg takes us into territories that we haven’t visited before, so we hope we can continue this wild run!

We’ve also just found out that we are nominated for Best New Band in the Planet Rock Awards for 2016!! It’s pretty special to get noticed for putting on great shows and producing solid music, so if you feel like showing your support, head on over and vote: http://www.planetrock.com/on-air/wyatt-wendels/the-rocks-2016-vote/

See you at a show soon!

Tour dates to come:

February
Sat 6 – Marrs Bar, Worcester, Worcestershire
Sun 7 – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Mon 8 – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Thur 11 – The Horn, St. Albans
Fri 12 – Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sat 13 – Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena, NI
Tue 16th – Upstairs At The Garage, London

Sat April 30 – Moonstone Music Festival – Orlando FL
Sun May 8 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
Sun May 15 – Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
Sat June 18 – Azkena Rock Festival – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Get the EP on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/Raveneye
http://raveneyeofficial.com @ItsRavenEye Instagram: ItsRavenEye www.facebook.com/RavenEye

Here are a couple of rad articles on RavenEye’s Best Band nomination:

http://ventsmagazine.com/2016/02/05/raveneye-itsraveneye-nominated-for-best-new-band-by-planet-rock-announce-london-date%E2%80%8F/

http://metalhobbitspeaks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/raveneye-nominated-for-best-new-band-by.html

http://www.moshville.co.uk/news/2016/02/raveneye-nominated-for-best-new-band-by-planet-rock-announce-london-date/

 

KickStarter Success!

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WE DID IT! Not only did we do it but we freaking smashed it out the park and then some!

A HUGE thank-you to everyone that got involved with RavenEye’s campaign! It has been an overwhelming outcome and one that definitely takes the pressure off us, allowing us to get over to the USA and really smash it out of the park. We truly have the greatest fans, we are so lucky – we hope to see you on the road soon!!

We are now packing our essentials for the tour!

US Visa Success!!

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Kev and I visited the US Embassy early this morning and we’re happy to report that our visas were approved!

All is ready for the tour, we’ll be on our way to the USA in ten days!

Meanwhile Oli was busy at home preparing for the tour…

Nikki Sixx Loves RavenEye

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RavenEye have been singled out by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue! We are confirmed to appear on Sixx Sense on iHeartRadio in October whilst we are in the USA.

This is what Nikki had to say about us:

“Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real ‘70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song. The girls won’t forget the singer’s name either. There’s a lot more where these bands came from, so check back next month. Rock is on the rise again—expect hearing loss in your future.”

So thank you Nikki Sixx for your awesome support!

 

RavenEye Live Acoustic Session on Team Rock London

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RavenEye recently had a live radio interview and acoustic session in the early hours of a Thursday in August. We played a few tunes and had a chat Big Boy Bloater about touring and performing as RavenEye.

Check out the SoundCloud links below, the first is an acoustic version of You Got It:

 

 

 

Check out the Team Rock website too 🙂

 

https://www.teamrock.com/features/2015-08-06/raveneye-the-new-blues-explosion

DEEP PURPLE Support for RAVENEYE!

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DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCEMENT!!

If a successful KickStarter campaign and imminent US tour with Slash isn’t enough, we’ve been invited to support none other than DEEP PURPLE in France in November!!

So, no rest for the wicked, we are due to get back from the US tour on the 30th of October – so enough time to fuel up the van and get back on the road into Europe.

We are honoured and truly humbled to be on the road with these legends of rock, we’re gonna do everything we can to make this show a ball tearer!!!

Dates and ticket info below:

Nov. 2 – Marseille: http://po.st/RavenEyeMarseille

Nov. 3 – Bordeaux: http://po.st/RavenEyeBordeaux

‪#‎BirdsTheWord‬

KickStarter Success!!

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Well this is pure madness! We hit our Kickstarter goal IN 3 DAYS!! No words can describe how grateful and lucky we are to have such amazing support from you wonderful people. With all your help in spreading the word and donating you’ve made this campaign possible. We’re so excited to be sending out postcards, doing your personal video updates, going crazy in house concerts as well as all the other awesome things you guys have bid for.

Everyone that’s donated is in for a chance to get that beautiful Hofner, so don’t stop now.

For all of you that haven’t been able to contribute yet you can still do so and get your name in that raffle. It only has to be £1

Everything made beyond 3k will still go towards our funds for America as there are still plenty of expenses!!

We will be posting an official statement but just wanted to let you all know as soon as we found out.

Thank you Ravens, you truly rock!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1298845036/raveneye-tour-of-the-us-and-canada-supporting-slas

 

KickStarter!

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Find out how to WIN a limited edition Olive Green HOFNER Verythin!

Get your hands on some amazing products plus the exclusive chance to have RavenEye PLAY LIVE in your Living room!

“People, Ravens, we have a very exciting announcement to make…

As many of you may know, we are about to embark on a most exciting journey to support Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in the USA and we want YOU to get you involved with the process of getting us there!

So we have started a KickStarter campaign to raise £3,000 to go towards the very expensive process of getting us over the Atlantic and into the ears of as many crazy Americans as possible.

We are offering exclusive rewards that have we have never offered before, such as music, t-shirts, the whole flocking lot, exclusive music packages (including the unreleased demos of the Breaking Out EP), exclusive art, photo albums and even special birthday videos, golf days, bowling days, video game days, EP listening party, entry to a SLASH concert in the US, RavenEye concert tickets for a year and even HOUSE CONCERTS! – for amounts ranging from £1 to £500.

…And the best bit, is that if you donate on any level, even the £1 level, you automatically go into the running to win an olive green, Hofner very-thin electric guitar from our friends at Hofner.

Please click to link to see our KickStarter page, we’ve put together a video that explains this whole project way better than this short FB post. Please share this page with your friends and get involved!”

#BirdsTheWord

USA Here We Come!

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So it seems the next stop on RavenEye’s crazy ride this year is the US! We’ve been booked to play at 2 rock festivals in Sacramento, CA and Louisville, KY. The lineup for the Aftershock festival in Sacramento is INSANE! It includes Slipknot and Marilyn Manson – check it out http://aftershockconcert.com/lineup/

And if that is not crazy enough, our first Slash show is this week in Oslo and is already sold out… plus, we’ve been added onto another Slash gig in Hamburg, Germany on the 16th of June! Can this year get an crazier?

Keep checking www.aaronspiers.com for more info 🙂

AFTERSHOCK 2015 IG

 

Union Bass Glory

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Before starting RavenEye’s support tour with The Blues Pills around the UK, I was sent a brand new electric bass by Dave Fyffe from Union Guitars in Perth, Australia.

Up until this point in my career, I’ve been a one-bass-man only ever using the Fender Jazz that I bought when I was 17. However, Dave was gracious enough to design this instrument on certain specs that I like.

“In luscious gold-on-white, it sports Schaller tuners and bridge, and has Stewart MacDonald “Golden Age” pick-ups with an Aguilar pre-amp.  The bolt-on neck is maple with a rosewood board.  The body is two-piece swamp ash.” – www.unionguitars.com

I tend to favour the bridge pickup so Dave combined the Jazz pickup and Precision pickup for this bass, which has resulted in a bass-heavy tone – great for heavy rock RavenEye. I also favour slim necks for speed and agility. This can result in changes in the action due to changes in the weather/humidity but it wasn’t a problem on the bass’ first tour.Obviously, the bass looks sexy as shit! and is quiet light compared to the Fender. Combined with my Aguilar DB751 and DB212, this bass sounds huge whilst giving me the speed and dexterity to get around all the RavenEye riffs.I cannot big this bass up enough!

Big thanks to Tommy Atkins from Lincoln Studios for these amazing pics!!
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