THE ROUNDEYE BIO
ROUNDEYE WAS BORN IN 2004, AND FROM THE FIRST MOMENT THEY TOOK TO THE STAGE, HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. PLAYING CHICAGO VENUES SUCH AS THE DOUBLE DOOR, BEAT KITCHEN, THE VANS WARPED TOUR, AND RED LINE TAP AND MANY MORE, IN ADDITION TO SEVERAL STAGES FROM CHICAGO TO BOSTON AND BACK AGAIN, ROUNDEYE HAS FORGED THEIR WAY FORWARD IN THE CHICAGO MUSIC SCENE AND BEYOND.
FORMED FROM THE FIREY RUINS OF MANY A ROCK BAND, ROUNDEYE IS A PUNK/ROCK TRIO FROM CHICAGO. MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS NOT SCREEMO, THIS IS PUNK, PURE AND SIMPLE. STRIPPED BACK DOWN TO THE BASICS, WITH NO FRILLS, NO GIMICKS, NO GAMES. THESE THREE PUT THE SEX AND STYLE BACK INTO PUNK. WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES LIKE NO OTHER, FILLED WITH ANGER, ANGST AND SLEAZE, ROUNDEYE WILL RUN YOU OVER LIKE A STEAMROLLER, LEAVING YOU WONDERING WHAT THE F**K JUST HIT YOU, MAKING YOU WANT TO GET RUN OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN!
WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS THAT HAVE EARNED ROUNDEYE SEVERAL FAVORABLE REVIEWS FROM LOCAL PRESS IN CHICAGO FROM THE CHICAGO READER, ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER, NEW CITY AND OTHERS, TO NATIONAL PRESS IN PUNK PLANET, MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL, AND OTHERS, MAKING ROUNDEYE ONE OF THE DEFINITIVE MUST SEE CHICAGO BANDS
We've been fortunate enough to play with several acts, much love and many thanks to you, the Adicts (ENG), The Bomb, 400 Blows (CA), Dutch Pink (MI), Loomis (RIP), Cactrot, My Left Arm, The MagnaFux, Flatfoot 56, Secret Agent Bill, The Reptoids, Fermata (WI), The Vampire Lezbos, MOTO, Bipolar Coaster (MASS), Bizzaro, Paper Bullets, The GraveTones, Red Villain, The Street Brats, Shot Baker, After the Fight, Highball, Deals Gone Bad, The Dirtbox Racers, The Saps, Outlaw Family Band, The Sleepers, The Romeros, The Rushmores, One Light Out, The Yates Kids (KENO CORE F**KING RULES! Thanks for the love and hospitality), Closed Mondays (WI), The Blissters, Dear Maybe (MI) Mad Hornet After Hour (Corey, Shots at 12 noon before we're supposed to go on stage is not smartest idea we've ever had, and thanks for the hangover), Not Elliot, Rocky Denis, Audiobon, Store Bought Rebels, Hemi, Johnny Rev, For All care, Bizzaro, SBB (RIP), Maryz Eyez (MI), Union Pulse (WI), The Whiskey Diaries (MI), No Drama (IN), The Rushmores, Eva Destruction and Her Big Band, Schizowave, Squared Off, The Drive (MI), Hotlips Messiah, and several others I am sure we forgot to mention, sorry we did forget.
THE ROUNDEYE STORY
Roundeye was born in February of 2004, the idea of 2 friends, Jeremy and Brettly, former members of a few local rock bands, who had a few songs each and the desire to make music again.
After a few make shift get togethers, Jeremy and Brettly realized that they were on to something and began to seek out a drummer. Putting posts for drummers in the Chicago Reader, Illinois entertainer and just about every musicians blog they could find, they got several responses from drummers we felt jut did not fit the picture, and when all had began to look hopeless, we got a simple email from the D Town mad man Dave who was to be Roundeye's first drummer
Within a couple of months of hard work and practice, Roundeye was born and playing shows throughout The Chicago area and beyond. Taking little time, Roundeye recorded their first works, a 5 song EP simply called Roundeye. 5 tracks which would get them selected to play at the 2005 Vans Warped Tour (many thanks to Kevin Lyman and the Warped Crew), in addition to several other venues and shows in the Midwest.
Throughout 2005 and 2006, Roundeye played over 150 shows in Chicago and beyond, taking their vision through out the Midwest and to the east coast, sharing stages with other bands throughout the region.
As all things change, as did Roundeye, and in 2006, the members of Roundeye had all found that they needed to go their seperate ways and pursue other interests. Jeremy, as most of us know got married a year ago, and well, you know what happens after that......., but, he's actually a tattoo artist and on his way back to Holyoke Mass. with his wife Jenn to pursue a career as a tattoo artist.
Dave, well, Dave worked out A LOT and well is huge, and can probably kick just about anyone's ass now a days. He Studies Martial Arts or works out just about every day from what we have all heard. His divorce was finalized in 2006, and now, he's moving to Florida now, to take a new job, and move on from music, start a new life for himself and that's that.
Every one pursued other interests, except for Brettly. He just could not get the Roundeye buzz out of his head, and right at the perfect time, into the bar that Brettly works at walks Keith, who just came out and said, if you're looking for a drummer, I'm the guy, and that he also has a friend who he thinks can fill the bass playing slot, Davide. And After a brief conversation, they trio met up for a couple rehearsals, and realized that the heart and soul of Roundeye was still beating strongly so Roundeye was reformed, with bassist Davide, and drummer Keith.
Picking up where Roundeye left off in October of 2006, working on new material in preparation of a new cd release in late 2007, reworking old material, Keith and Davide have added the refining touches, defining Roundeye’s sound and staqe performance.