The Ecolimes are the Midwest's most diverse rock/reggae/pop/jam band transforming hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s into an entirely new tonality and style. The Ecolimes are typically seen in lime safety shirts and dark sunglasses. Their versatility enables them to provide entertainment at a wide variety of venues, festivals and parties, delighting audiences of any age or demographic. From a full stage act with lights, stunts and unique costumes, to a relaxed and quiet acoustic set for a romantic dinner, The Ecolimes will conquer your enemies, rekindle your romance, and expand your soul.
The Ecolimes are available for:
' Private parties
' Bar mitzvahs
' College parties
' Swingers parties
' Grandma's birthday
' Tupperware parties
' Bachlorette parties
' Weddings and more!
Eric Algiers - Vocals, guitars
Troy Leonard - Vocals, guitars
Ronny (The Animal) Velvikis - Drums + Vocals
2013 Sunshine EP
*Come On (Original)
* Spin Me Breathe (Spin Me Right Round - Dead or Alive / Breathe - Pink Floyd)
* Hash is Burning (Hash Pipe - Weezer / Beds are Burning - Midnight Oil)
* Mustang Killer (Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett / Psycho Killer - Talking Heads)
* Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
* Rocketman (Elton John)
John's Big Boone's Farm Birthday Bash
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As for the Ecolimes, you should know them by now. They're that rock/reggae/pop band that takes hits ...As for the Ecolimes, you should know them by now. They're that rock/reggae/pop band that takes hits from the '60s to now and, well, Ecolimes them. You know, the guys in the dayglo shirts.
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"The Ecolimes are a very fun band that takes hits from the '60s to today and Lime-izes them into reg..."The Ecolimes are a very fun band that takes hits from the '60s to today and Lime-izes them into reggae rock new gems."
Kenosha Rocks Artist of the Month
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The Ecolimes Interview (December 2010) .by Kenosha Rock's "Featured Artist" on Monday, December 6, ...The Ecolimes Interview (December 2010)
.by Kenosha Rock's "Featured Artist" on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:59pm.
Who are the core members of thegroup and what instrument(s) do they play?
The lineup consists of multi-instrumentalists Eric Algiers on Guitar and Vocals (Hired Geeks, Five Minute Fire), Dave Earl on Bass (Hired Geeks, The Real Deal) and Ronny Velvikis on Drums (Hired Geeks, Loser Takes All).
How long have you been playing and performing separate and together?
Our rock extravaganza has been Southeastern Wisconsin's premier multi-genred cover group since 1984.
What made you want to play music to begin with?
It’s in our DNA. . . Our true origin is archived on www.myspace.com/theecolimes
Does anyone in the band play any different instrument(s) outside of the group besides their designated instrument in the band, if so, who plays what?
Yessir. Refer to question 1, or perhaps surf on over to www.theecolimes.com and watch some pleasurable videos.
If you had to put a label on the type of music you play, what might that be?
We are a non-water soluble cover band with a Rock/Reggae twist. We play from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, today and the future, as well as originals. We have played at every type of venue or event you can think of: festivals, bars, Grandma’s birthday, Brat Stop lunch hours, punk shows, children’s dance academies and residential care facilities.
What artists have influenced you the most musically?
Algiers – Frank Zappa; Earl – Ayn Rand; Velvikis – Anything and everything he’s ever heard
What is an upcoming gig you can't wait to play?
The Christmas Get Down Bash at Scream-in-Mimi’s (2717 60th St, Kenosha) on December 18th is going to be groovy. The party starts at 9:30 and goes til bar close. The Ecolimes will conquer your enemies, rekindle your romance, and expand your soul.
Who is your favorite band to play with so far?
The Monarchs from Kenosha… as well as David Bowie and our great pal Phil Collins.
Where is the farthest gig you've played from home?
Racine, WI is a good 12 to 14 hours drive from Kenosha.
Hypothetically, if you could play with any artist (dead or alive) which one would you want to play a gig with?
Velvikis – Syd Barrett; Earl – Sublime; Algiers – Charles Manson
What's next for The Ecolimes?
Our first full length album is in the works. We will soon be doing some special shows with some newly acquired acoustic gear, drum equipment, and the recent addition of keyboardist Adam Maegaard. With all the shows being played and coming up, we learn an average of 6 new songs per week, mostly requests from our fans. We have a lot of new Ecolimes merchandise including t-shirts, buttons and stickers. With that in mind, we have been working hard on our pantless set. When all is said and done, we will embark on our tour to California, from which we have no intentions of ever returning.
Interviewed By: Andrew Singer
Kenosha News article
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"You may need to get some rock music in you tonight... [The Ecolimes] will be glad to help you. The ..."You may need to get some rock music in you tonight... [The Ecolimes] will be glad to help you. The Ecolimes... take hits from the 1960s through the 90s and put their own rock/reggae/pop stamp on them." - Paddy Fineran, Kenosha News
Get Out article, New Years 2011
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"It's pretty cool to have three dudes in lime green attire bang out some of your favorite songs from..."It's pretty cool to have three dudes in lime green attire bang out some of your favorite songs from the '60's, '70's, '80's and '90's and rework them into new pop/reggae/classic rock jams of their own. That, my friends is THE ECOLIMES.
The Ecolimes perform tonight at Cortese's Banquet Hall, 1300 Sheridan Rd. Call 262-553-9469 and check for prices, as a lot of other goodies are thrown in to make it a party package."
Dyer Maker - Led Zepplin
Hash Pipe - Weezer
Beds are Burning - Midnight Oil
Love Song - The Cure / 311
The Letter - Joe Cocker / The Boxtops
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
That's All - Genesis
So Happy Together - The Turtles
Young Americans - David Bowie
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
I'll Do Anything - Jason Mraz
Wild Night - Van Morrison / John Melloncamp
Walking on the Moon - The Police
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
Whip It! - Devo
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Centerfold - J. Giles Band
Fortunate Son - Credence Clearwater Revival
Soul Sister - Train
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
California Girls - Katie Perry
Dizzy Miss Lizzy - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
Jailhouse Rock/ Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
My Sharona - The Knack
Islands In The Stream - Bee Gees/ Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
What I Got - Sublime
Lady Madonna - The Bealtes
Monster Mash - Bobby Picket
Spooky - Dusty Springfield / Atlanta Rhythm Section
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Fishin’ In The Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Louie Louie - The Kindsmen
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Jump Around - House of Pain
Insane In The Brain - Cypress Hill
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Need You Tonight - INXS
Rappers Delight - Sugerhill Gang
You Really Got Me Now - The Kinks
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
4 Minutes - Madonna / Justin Timberlake
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Angel - Shaggy
Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton
Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
All Right Now - Free
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
And She Was - Talking Heads
Birthday Song - The Beatles
You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff
Like Humans Do - David Byrne
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
Lime and The Coconut - Harry Nilson
Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz
Super Bon Bon - Soul Coughing
American Woman - The Guess Who
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Rocket Man - Elton John
Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead / Sublime
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Big Shot - Billy Joel
American Music - Violent Femmes
Green Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf
Touch of Grey - Grateful Dead
Breakfast In America - Supertramp
Get Back - The Beatles
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gee's
Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Obla-de-obla-da - The Beatles
Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Ashling
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Beer Song - Reel Big Fish
Love Her Madly - Doors
Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Longview - Green Day
No Rain - Blind Melon
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Funky Music White Boy
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
There are no upcoming dates at this time.