Welcome to a brand new feature where we talk to musicians about some of their favourite things about the industry. Today we speak to band member Eric Gynan of the group Leaving Eden. we play a little game to find out more. They have recently released the brand new album As Above So Below so it is the perfect time to speak to them and play a game we like to call Playing The Favourite.
What is your Favourite:
Song you have written
“If all a man has left to leave behind in this forgotten place is his name that lasts longer carved in stone than the memory of his face”.
“Carved In Stone” by Leaving Eden https://youtu.be/3USzd22XO94
Film or television show
Venue to perform at
Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach NH
Item to take with you on tour
Song to play live
“Passion and Pain” by Leaving Eden
Album by another musician
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Memory of tour
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 & 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.
Era for music
Gotta love the 70s for not so much the songs but the audio with the bass in your face!!
Part of making a record
The excitement of what you will be accomplishing. You’ve got the album already finished in your mind’s eye, so now you gotta physically make it happen in reality and have it be what you envisioned.
Thing about performing at festivals
Obviously the connection with the crowd and sharing the energy.
A man is known by his actions not his words. ~Eric Gynan
Thing about the music industry at the moment
I think it’s wide-open and the playing field has been leveled due to what has gone on in the last couple years. Anybody has a shot at achieving their goals. Your music can be heard worldwide in the split of a second. It’s all very interesting.
Thing about this year so far?
I think that people are coming out of their shells and wanting to get on with their lives. People wanna have fun again. It’s a beautiful thing watching people enjoy themselves when we perform.