LEAVING EDEN – interview
Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?
Hi! I am Eric Gynan and it is my pleasure to chat with you here, from The Boston Massachusetts area USA.
Leaving Eden & Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac Tribute is: (2 different bands)
Eve Lead vocals
Alyssa Bailey White Keys/Vocals
Jake Gynan Drums
Rich Chouinard Bass/Vocals
Eric Gynan Guitar/Vocals.
New Song / album : Leaving Eden’s new album “ As Above So Below” released on August 5, 2022 Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal/worldwide distribution is just as heavy as the previous 11 Albums. There’s lots of melody, harmony and some cool licks and tricks throughout.
The song “Green” has already hit the top 200 billboard charts. Here’s a video link to Working Class Hero
That’s a John Lennon song we covered on the New album. Here is a video link to our single off of the album titled “Green”
It’s a little heavy and has some great harmony and melody. I feel like it’s got a good vibe and a great beat. Quick note; Titled “Green” because of the lyric line “And the sky turned green in the distance of a dream“. I wasn’t sure why I was writing that when I did but many years later I noticed somewhere in the country the skies were green. So a little bit prophetic you could say.
You can buy or stream our new album anywhere these services are offered worldwide. Where our songs are pretty much based in reality and lyric driven, this new album gives you insight into how we view things in the world today. You can find all info @ https://leavingeden.com/home
What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?
I guess probably doing all the extra work like booking, promotion, recording, editing, video, artwork, etc. I do it all along with writing and performing so it’s very time consuming. If ya wanna get something done right do it yourself. Saves money but not time.
When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?
It was after the first hundred people came up to me and told me how great Eve was. Not me, her. I’m on the thinking if one person tells you your horse you should think about it, if two people tell you you’re a horse you should really think about it, and if three people tell you you’re a horse you better saddle up and ride. So ya, I knew I had to do something significant for her.
How does a song typically come together for you?
I get asked this question a lot. I like to connect universally and feel the energy as we’re all part of the same energy that exists everywhere. I look at it like a net or a web. A tangible thing just like sound, you can’t see it but it’s there and it travels together all in one piece. It may get distorted from the wind if it’s outside but it still stays in one piece yet you can’t see it. The music comes, the melody comes, the production comes, pretty amazing and then sometimes I have the lyrics already written or I write lyrics to the piece. Alyssa has written some songs as well with me. Then I usually just record scratch tracks and let the rest of the band here and then they work their magic and the rest is history.
How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?
I usually say that Leaving Eden is an eclectic collection of multi genre music based in rock with some mellow, acoustic, pop inter-weaved throughout with lots of melody and harmony. Leaving Eden is best seen live so you can really feel the energy as Eve is off the charts and when it comes to sharing that energy with all the people in the room The whole band shares in that experience.
Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?
Leaving Eden has Toured The USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, 5 Finger DeathPunch, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZTop, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Buckcherry (Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After, 40th Anniversary Woodstock) Shinedown, Dropkick Murphy’s, Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Michaels, Halestorm,Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Hell Yeah, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, 7Dust, Sebastian Bach, SoulFly, Days of the New, NonPoint, DrowningPool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, MushroomHead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One eyed doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge) Lamb of god, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Blackstone Cherry, HOOKERS & BLOW Featuring GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P. Members, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack) Adelitas Way, Scott Stapp (The voice of Creed), Pop Evil, Ratt & many more so for me, people that have since passed away that I’ve shared the stage with really holds a deep place in my heart because you’ll never have that opportunity again. People like Dimebag, his brother Vinnie, Ronnie James Dio, Scott Weiland and it was all such an honor for me and always will be. We definitely learned the drill from some of these great bands. We watched and learned.
How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?
That’s tough because I’m not sure we’ve changed. We’ve evolved with the same direction always in mind. We’ve explored more along the way and we got a more secure connection universally through time. But the songwriters are still the same. We’ve done simple songs, heavy songs, acoustic melodies, movements, and I think it’s always been all over the spectrum. You can go back and listen to the last 12 albums for yourself and see. Like the song Green off of our latest album it’s at the billboard charts and it was written a long time ago. Go figure.
How excited are you for 2022, and what can fans expect from you?
More touring, recording, videos, movies and whatever else may cross our paths. Our motto, We’ll play anywhere, anyhow, anyway, so long as we can.
Leaving Eden’s music in the movies/TV series.
VID: “Out of the Ashes” Featured in “LOCKDOWN”
VID: “SKIES OF GREY”
From Leaving Eden Live DVD Featured in “Maday”
Blu-ray and DVD Worldwide
DVD: “Leaving Eden Live Xtreme Rockumentary”
From Leaving Eden Documentary
SGL Entertainment/Dark Star Records/Sony Music
“NO SOUL” is Featured in the Movie/TV Series “Jezebeth” Written/Directed by
Featured in Movie “Bloodthirst”
Featured in THE NITWIT OFFICIAL MOVIE TEASER
VID: “Dream With Me” Video (in a time of the CoronaVirus) By Leaving Eden
VID: THE AGONY OF AFFLICTION
VID: House of the Rising Sun Official Video By Leaving Eden
Dark Star Records
Leaving Eden latest Albums
Leaving Eden has toured the USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; 10 Years, 10 Years After (Woodstock Reunion), Adelitas Way, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack), Avenged Sevenfold, Big Brother and The Holding Company (Woodstock Reunion), Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Blackstone Cherry, Bret Michaels, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Country Joe (Woodstock Reunion), Damage Plan, (Featuring Dimebag & Vinnie Paul) Days Of The New, Disturbed, Dope, Dropkick Murphy’s, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, Fuel, Gemini Syndrome, Gin Blossoms, Godsmack, Halestorm, HELLYEAH, Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Hinder, Hookers & Blow (featuring members of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), In This Moment, Jefferson Starship (Woodstock Reunion), Killswitch Engage, Kittie, Korn, Lacuna Coil, LA Guns, Lamb Of God, Lita Ford, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marilyn Manson, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Motorhead, Mudvayne, Mushroomhead, Napalm Death, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Nonpoint, One Eyed Doll, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Powerman 5000, Puddle Of Mudd, Queensryche, Ratt, Rob Zombie, Ronnie James Dio, Saliva, Saving Abel, Scott Stapp (the voice of Creed), Sebastian Bach, Seether, Sevendust, Shinedown, Slayer, Soil, Soulfly, Steven Tyler, Stone Sour, Taproot, Ted Nugent, Testament, The Butcher Babies, The Misfits, Theory Of A Deadman, Trapt, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge), Trixter, Uncle Kracker, Warrant, ZZ Top, Nickelback, Skillet & many more.
Leaving Eden Touring USA, UK and Canada. Winners of many music awards in several musical categories. Leaving Eden has been featured on Destination America, The Discovery Channel, Fox 25 Morning Show Boston, Coast to Coast Radio as well as on FM Radio on the top 10 on CMJ Charts with many endorsements and movie credits.
Leaving Eden Line-up
Eve Lead Vocals
Alyssa Bailey White Keys/Vocals
Jake Gynan Drums
Eric Gynan Guitars/Vocals
Rich Chouinard Bass/Vocals
See The HD Video
One sheet/ Bio
Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac Tribute
EVE ~ Lead Vocals
Alyssa Bailey White ~ Keys/Vocals
Jake Gynan ~ Drums
Richard Chouinard ~Bass/Vocals
Eric Gynan ~Guitars/Vocals
Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac Tribute, featuring current members of Leaving Eden, New England USA, Available worldwide for any size engagements. This unique quintet covers over 4 decades of the Best Fleetwood Mac songs ever recorded. Staying true to the sound, vibe and the look of Fleetwood Mac, a theatrical performance enhanced with state of the art sound and lighting, paired with high quality video scenes rolling in the background, is truly second to none.
Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal Worldwide Distribution.