From all walks of life eight individuals collided and together formed the band Redeye. Reigning from the Inland Empire, this collective group meshes the sounds of rock, funk, reggae and hip-hop to create rare groove music that can really be given no title or genre. Through the dirt, grime, and crime of the Empire, Redeye emerges in hopes to deliver a powerful message, while they keep your head bobbin and your hips swayin all the way. Transpiring in around 2003 as a live hip-hop band, Redeye began with an assortment of members, the founders being Thomas Montana on vocals, Rob Shavez on lead guitar, Aaron Spivey on drums, and Richard Rump on rhythm. It took years before Redeye would become the band that it is today. With the addition of Kelley Mak on vocals, Steve Payne on guitar, Jake Martinez on the keys and Rick Rodriguez on the congas, Redeye is a force to be reckoned with. Each member contributes different backgrounds and influences ranging from metal, hip hop, classic rock, mo town, punk, reggae, and soul for an experience that is that is truly eccentric and unforgettable. Through catchy melodies, soulful guitar riffs, and thought provoking rhymes, Redeye has a universal vibe that is transferable to people of all ages, shapes and sizes. This is an act to keep your eye on - not meant to be missed or slept on, and one of the best collaborations coming out of the Inland Empire - proving that truth, talent, and heart exists down the alleys and the streets we all live on.
Life would never be the same. To her, it was like the poetry came alive and the emotional chains were broken. Kelley always had an underlying passion for music, locking herself in rooms for hours with Donna Summer, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr and Lauryn Hill. She craved the lime light, but never really thought that she possessed the talent of song. Little did she know she was very wrong. Life never quite got on the right path, though. Drug abuse took an early toll on the young star's life. But somewhere along the downhill slope of drugs, crime, and institutions, Kelley found a higher power within herself to make a drastic turnaround, changing her life and everyone around her as well. She vowed to create a positive path from there on out, with the goal to influence many who are lost along the way. Years ago, upon asking Kelley Mak how she "became" an MC/singer she would have said, “Actually, it was kind of an accident!" In response to the later quote she now states, “There are no such things as accidents. I realize now that God had everything laid out for me, and he chose for me to lead the life that I've lived so that I can take my turmoil and turn it into positive release and reinforcement. I was given this talent for a reason, and it's so that I can be that voice that saves someone's life, just like music saved mine."
Jake Martinez on Keys, Rich Rump on Rhythm Guitar, Rob Shaves on Bass Guitar, Steve Payne on Lead Guitar, Aaron Spivey on Drums, Rick Rodriguez on The Congas, Thomas Montana A.K.A Paradox on Vocals, and Kelley Diaz A.K.A Kelley Mak on Vocals.
If Only You Knew, Better Days, Through the Air, Your Lyin, So Sweet
Anywhere from 10 to 15 songs-can play from 30 mins to hour long sets featuring all originals and some covers from "WAR" to Bob Marley
There are no upcoming dates at this time.