Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Luke Saunders - Lead Guitar, Vocals Toby Jones - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals Dylan Goodearl - Bass Jason Styles - Drums, Percussion Jamin Lee Bennett - Keys


Influences

The Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley, Sopwith Camel, Mildlife


Website

eagleeyejones.com

Bio

Sydney five-piece Eagle Eye Jones blend funk-rock with psychedelic blues groove with an emphasis on song-craft. After two years of onstage exploration and the induction of a synth wizard, Eagle Eye Jones has worked hard on refining a sound they can proudly call their own. Smothered in bluesy lead breaks and poetic lyrics the band has humbly drawn inspiration from the likes of the Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley and Mildlife.

Eagle Eye Jones was born as naturally as a band can be. The two front men Luke Saunders and Toby Jones met after a Black Sabbath concert and proceeded to write their entire early catalogue on acoustic guitars and a love of blues. When close friends Jason Styles and Dylan Goodearl entered the picture the moniker Eagle Eye Jones was coined and they launched into the Sydney pub grind for the next two years, slowly growing a loyal fan base and building towards greater things. Classically trained pianist and composer turned synth extraordinaire Jamin Lee Bennett joined at the start of 2019 and the band have been hurtling towards some distant sound ever since, fervently writing, rehearsing, re-writing and creating. With five writers and equal collaboration this is truly a band without a lead.

The past two years have proved fruitful with the outfit landing gigs supporting Ocean Alley at The Enmore Theatre and two nights at the Roundhouse as well as Beasts Of Bourbon at The Metro Theatre. Their second single You Know Me Best almost sold out Oxford Art Factory Main Room at launch whilst their debut single Bad Omens has accrued a quarter million hits on Spotify.

They recently Sold Out the Lansdowne in lieu of their debut EP Moon Rose Red. To top it off they have secured a slot at Lost Paradise Festival this year as well as an east cost tour supporting CLEWS and supporting Lime Cordiale at The Beery in Terrigal.

Their debut EP Moon Rose Red is an eclectic collection of funk, blues and soul, signifying their confluence of the modern-vintage sound. The four-track body is a groove driven journey that is highlighted by swirling synths, snappy guitar lines and interlocked rhythmic syncopations. From the lightning hot jam track of Do Old Houses Dream to the upbeat funk-soul of Lady Of The Rose and the seven-minute psychedelic rumination of Dreaming, it stays true to their blues roots while hinting at their experimental, ambient and progressive road ahead as they gear up for their 2020 debut album release.

www.eagleeyejones.com

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Dec 2019

Triple J
35

it's so cruisy but still ends up packing a punch. someone rig up a hammock quick smart pls.

it's so cruisy but still ends up packing a punch. someone rig up a hammock quick smart pls.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Eagle Eye Jones know their way through a jam and I'm a sucker for it. It's a wonderland dreamscape and I don't want drift away from this ever.

Eagle Eye Jones know their way through a jam and I'm a sucker for it. It's a wonderland dreamscape and I don't want drift away from this ever.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Tasty as. That synth is new and glistening! And full of character. That guitar is so slick too. Enjoyable as ever!

Tasty as. That synth is new and glistening! And full of character. That guitar is so slick too. Enjoyable as ever!