“Who can resist free things?”

21 05 2009

Here’s what’s going on in the world of the EOB:

After some confusion about what day we were playing at Kilby Court, we finally played last night, and what a fantastic show it was with Dent May and Matt Ben Jackson (no one in the band is named that just so ya know). I recently met Matt Ben Jackson at the benefit show we did for the Phi Sigma Delta house at the U of U. These guys make up one great band. The thing that stood out to me the most was their great harmonies and general passion for what they do on stage. It really comes through in their playing. You can tell they were having a good time! I also stuck around to see Dent May, a ukulele player and band all the way from from Mississippi. Whew! They put on an awesome show. We danced, sang, and had a great time! The Ukulele seems to be gaining popularity as an indie rock instrument between Dent May and Ingrid Michaelson (another favorite of mine.) Dent May stuck around too and we chatted a bit about touring and the life on the road. He had some really great insights on life on the road. They are currently on a short tour just to go to a place outside of seattle called George, Washington. Awesome name huh? There they will be one of the headlining bands of the Sasquatch Festival. I wish them luck in their endeavours!

Check out Dent May @ myspace.com/dentmay, and Matt Ben Jackson @ myspace.com/mattbenjackson

So, I know I’m always pitching shows hoping that you’ll be able to make it, but really, I absolutely love seeing your faces everytime you come out to shows! It brings so much joy to my heart that I can’t possibly begin to express. It means a lot to have your support to all of us. Playing to a crowd is so much more rewarding than playing to an empty room.

With that said, the Kilby Court show over with, we look now to our next show @ Liquid Joe’s. We have been trying, trying, and trying some more to get enough people to come to a Liquid Joe’s show to land a Friday slot playing with some really great local bands that have gained some great popularity like Drop Dead Julio, Medicine Circus, and others. We want to PACK Liquid Joe’s next Tuesday May 26th, and theTICKETS ARE FREE if you get a hold of us to either get your name on the guest list or get a hard ticket in hand! Besides, who can resist free things? Liquid Joe’s is located at 3300 s and 1249 e. Come have a drink with us and hang out with us! We want a tuesday party, and I’d love to see every one of your beautiful faces smiling in the front row!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read these e-mails! Really, your constant support is the reason we love doing this so much!

Have an awesome day and I hope we’ll see you on Tuesday the 26th of May at liquid Joe’s!

-Eric Openshaw

We wanna have some fun with you!

13 05 2009

I wanted to let everyone know, or remind you, that we have a show this friday night @ Kilby Court which is located at 741 S Kilby Ct (330 w). If you’ve never been to Kilby, it’s a cool little place, so come check it out. We’ll be playing with some supercool bands: Young Love, Paper Route, This is Anfield. We’re totally stoked! The show starts @ 7:00 pm and is only $5. Come hang out with us, cause it’s going to be an awesome show!


And if you haven’t already, check ericopenshaw.com to go buy our debut album This Stage that is currently reviewed in the SL City Weekly thanks to Brian Staker!

Talk to you soon!

-Eric Openshaw


New things on the website!

22 04 2009


We have some really cool updates on our website ericopenshaw.com!

We just got our store up and running in the store section of the site. There you can find t-shirts, stickers, posters, and CD’s to buy for yourself!

We also have a few new social networking sites virb, nextcat, a place where you can vote for us on MTV2 and others. Those links will all update quite often, so find us, follow us, friend us!

Currently we are looking for a 4th member to head up our keyboards department. We will be doing open auditions sometime soon for anyone who is interested. If it sounds like something you might be interested in, contact me @ ericopenshawband@gmail.com.

Keep checking back for even more cool updates about this site and the band!
Have a wonderful day!

New Myspace Design

13 04 2009

Check out our new Myspace design @ MySpace

CD Release Show!!!

3 04 2009

So it’s only a week away! The CD release show that we’ve been waiting for for months is finally going to happen. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about it! At this point in time i am exhausted trying to advertise for this show. It takes so much to put it all together and get the word out. I’ve driven to every single newspaper in town, I’ve spent, hours putting ups flyers, I’ve done radio and television shows so that we can advertise to new people, I’ve been maintaining about 15 sites of ours, and so much more! It’s so crazy how much it takes to get it all done. But, we’ve gotten some great response from people, bands, the media, and past and newly found fans. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! the support means so much to us in setting this whole thing up. If I didn’t have the support of wonderful people like you, we still be unknown and no one would care about us.

The big thing that I wanted to talk to you about was, of course, the CD release show. It really will be the biggest all local event of the year! We have the most amazing bands playing, and supporting us! Thank you to Drop Dead Julio, The Futurists, This New Empire, and Zack Vandermyde! These bands are phenomenal, and have spent a lot of time advertising and helping the cause for this show! And thanks to the Murray Theater for allowing us such a big, great venue to be able to make this happen.
If you haven’t noticed yet, our album is already available online at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Napster, to name a few. We’ll be selling the album at the show too. And whoever buys an album gets a T-Shirt for half the cost, and a FREE sticker while supplies last!!! $15 and you get a whole pack of stuff! Pretty sweet huh?
If you want tickets to the show please click HERE: and you’ll be taken right to the paypal where you can buy our tickets w/ no tax or shipping (we’ll leave them at the door for you!)
We’d all love to see your face there!

Our debut album This Stage is available through iTunes, Amazon, Napster, CD Baby, and anywhere else fine music is sold!

Eric Openshaw Band - This Stage

CD Baby

Our CD release show on Friday, April 10th @ the Murray Theater in Murray, UT!

Friday April 10th @ Murray Theater
Buy on PAYPAL:

Also, I wanted to let you know that our bands awesome bass player will be playing a CD release show too on April 18th @ Sugarhouse Coffee. He’s got some great tunes, check it out! check him out @ MYSPACE.COM/ROBALVORD.
Once again, thanks for all your wondeful support and love! it means so much to me and my band.

We love you!


31 03 2009

Our debut album This Stage is available today through iTunes, Amazon, Napster, CD Baby, and anywhere else fine music is sold!

Eric Openshaw Band - This Stage

CD Baby

And don’t forget our CD release show on Friday, April 10th @ the Murray Theater in Murray, UT!

Friday April 10th @ Murray Theater
Buy on PAYPAL:

Shows and CD release party!

23 03 2009

This month has been CRAZY! We have everything with the CD release show finally confirmed for the 10th of April at the Murray Theater! Personally, I am so excited about playing this, and not only am I excited to play this show, but I’m excited to see this show! The band line up is so great; check this out:

Eric Openshaw Band
Drop Dead Julio
The Futurists
This New Empire
Zack Vandermyde

What a great line up! So, because this line up is so great, we want as many people there dancing, partying and listening to some killer tunes! Tell everybody, bring everybody, you know! Friends, family, well-wishers, acquaintances, anybody is welcome at this show, and yes, it’s All Ages!!!
The show is booked at the MURRAY THEATER in Murray, Utah (4959 South State)
In addition to this awesome lineup, it gets better! The show is going to be a 2 for 1! The price of admission will also get you into the smaller venue SHO in the Murray Theater to see some kick ass bands:

Away We Go
Graduation Day
Big Time Crush

That’s 8 bands in one venue, in one night!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT US FOR TIX @ ericopenshawband@gmail.com or on http://myspace.com/ericopenshaw
Don’t worry, I’ll be reminding more about this in the next little while.

Next, I wanted to remind everyone about 2 really awesome things we have coming up.
On March 20th we have 2 shows in one day!
The first is a live appearance on KUTV channel 2, Salt Lake City. We’re playing a bunch of segments all morning on their morning show, so check us out as you are walking out the door for school or work!
That night, for all of our fans in Utah Valley, we are playing a show @ Muse Music w/ Haley Hendrickson, and Freely bound! The Show is @ 8 and is only $5 to get in! Muse Music is located at 151 North University Avenue.

We hope to see you there!

Well that’s all for now guys. I gotta run, but I hope to hear from you soon!