Go For The Eyes

Go For The Eyes

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandRockBlues Rock

With their infectious stage energy, heavy hooks, and dexterity to crowd-please, Go For The Eyes is notorious for transcending the room into a mini rock festival. As one of Alberta’s most notable live acts, they are continuously proving that they’ll keep heads bobbing and toes moving across the nation for a long time. (Darrell Shelley, Scene Magazine)

Biography

Go For The Eyes founder Jeff Turner spent several years growing his band from the ground up in Calgary, Alberta before colliding with his musical soulmate, Elise Roller. After watching her mesmerize audiences as a solo artist, Turner would add Roller to the band in late 2009, setting the stage for a thrilling musical adventure to come.


By 2014, the band had added Scott Perrin and Jacob Pasterfield, a rhythm section that would powerfully anchor Turner and Roller’s dynamic songs. Sounding as though their voices were harvested from the same bloodline, the band’s seductive duo bottle songs containing Fleetwood Mac’s bluesey courtship shaken up with the hook-laden sensibilities of Jack White. The band’s work ethic and true passion for rock n’ soul has them emerging as one of Alberta’s most notable live acts, and they are well on their way to keeping heads bobbing and toes moving across the nation.


Along with making a name for themselves in their hometown, Go For The Eyes have doggedly toured Alberta and Canada for the past five years, sharing the stage with the likes of Moist, The Trews, Limblifter, Said The Whale and Transit and playing multiple showcases at CMW and NXNE.  In 2013, the band secured performances at the Calgary Stampeders’ Labour Day Classic halftime show, and the Flames’ home opener. That same year, Go For The Eyes was crowned winner of the X92.9 Xposure Radio Contest, beating out over 200 bands. With their latest release, Fifteen Through Twenty, in tow, the band will be expanding its reach with a tour to the United States and a showcase at CMW in the spring of 2015.


As Turner explains, “I have only one goal in music: to raise the standards.”  With this in mind the band has turned their mosaic of influences into a melting pot of genre-spanning domination – and they are ready to change the face of Canadian music.

Lyrics

The Birds And The Birds

Written By: Go For The Eyes

Verse 1:
They fell in love in a bathroom stall,
Sewing their lips together from seven until last call.
People got to talking their suspicion had been spurred.
This became the story of the birds and the birds

Pre-chorus 1:
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.

Verse 2:
She brought her home to meet her mom and dad,
Kicking down the door in love and holding hands.
Moms picket fence dreams stolen like a thief.
Daddy said "I think it's time for you to leave."

Pre-chorus 2:
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.

Chorus 1 x4:
You don't know what love is, you don't know it

Verse 3:
They both decided it was time to run,
Over the line for the laws of northern sun.
It was a marriage they would not forgot,
Until they left each other for someone that they just met.

Pre-chorus 3:
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.
You don't know what love has become,
You haven't known since 2001.

Chorus 2:
You don't know what love is, you don't know it x8

Discography

Fifteen Through Twenty EP- Release: May 27, 2014

Thirteen, Fourteen 7 inch Vinyl Record- Released on November 26, 2013

Six Through Twelve EP- Released on March 31, 2013


Set List

I'm Alive
Mama Said
Welcome To The Parade
Drinking With The Devil
Anything For Paramour
A Field Guide To Cosmic Conversation
Pony (Ginuwine cover)
Rocketman
When The Lights Come On
The Birds & The Birds
The Machine