One Eye Open

One Eye Open

BandRock

Imagine all of the best sounds and ideas from Jethro Tull, Nirvana, and Pat Benetar, and that's what One Eye Open sounds like.

Biography

One Eye Open has been an on again off again band since early 1996. OEO started out as a band called "Aloe" that consisted of Rage - Guitar, Ben - Bass, Alexis - Flute, JJ - Keyboards, Tara - Lead Vocals, and Patricia - Backup Vocals. The band fell apart mainly because everyone was out of (or getting out of) high school and starting their lives in the real world.
Soon after that Rage and Ben decided to form a Metal band. They went through various revamps in their metal endevor and decided to go back to there roots reforming as a classic rock band bringing back their friend and Flautist, Alexis, so they could work on there mellow sound. Tara was away at college so they decided to bring in Patricia for Lead Vocals since she knew the songs and was a close friend. The band soon found themselves sounding very tight musically, but their lack of a solid rhythm section was holding them back. Ed Garcia, who was the bands drum tech, stepped up as their drummer around 2004 and took the band to a whole new level.
After practicing a lot and writing enough material to fill a half hour set the band set out on getting gigs at local venues. They didn't have to try hard at all though because most of their shows were aquired by promoter seeking them. Their first break into the local music scene was The Speak Easy. Soon after more shows began to be available, but due to irreconcilable differences with Patricia the band had to cancle shows and start looking for a new singer.
After a short 3 month search and audition proccess, one person stood out from all the rest, Toni Rivera. It didn't take long for Toni to warm up to the band and fit in perfectly. At which point they threw her richt into the mix and joined a battle of the bands competition at The Rock which got their name out to a much larger audience, and once again the gigs started rolling in.
And the rest is history....in the making that is.

Lyrics

Pirates (of Self Promotion)

Written By: One Eye Open

Sailing the seven seas
Of brainwashed minds and cheap TV’s
Seeking fortune, sick with greed
Plaster our face on everything
Shiver us famous and let it be known
To all you dipshits here and at home
You gotta know we’re the latest thing
Everyone cool is listening

(Chorus)
Buy it, right now
We’re the pirates of self promotion

We’ll tell you all so you can see
Watch us play on MTV
We’re playing here and now you know
You gotta come and see our show
Yo ho ho and all that jazz
Come get plastered off your ass
Don’t stop at one or two or three
Just remember a cd

(Chorus)
Buy it, right now
We’re the pirates of self promotion

Sailing the seven seas
Of brainwashed minds and cheap TV’s
Seeking fortune, sick with greed
Plaster our face on everything
Shiver us famous and let it be known
To all you dipshits here and at home
You gotta know we’re the latest thing
Everyone cool is listening

(Chorus)
Buy it, right now
We’re the pirates of self promotion
Buy it, right now
We’re the pirates of self promotion

Discography

www.myspace.com/oneeyeopenaz - Pirates (of Self Promotion)

Set List

Typically we play 30 - 45 min. no break. We have played shows where a band has cancled and we were asked to play an hour with a 10 min break in between sets. We could easily fill an hour and a half with covers. We usually only play 1 cover during a 30 min show, no covers if less than 30.