News and Contest!

18 06 2009
So I must admit, I’ve felt like I’ve been a little lazy lately with giving you updates, but I’m finally getting around to it. Right now we’re starting to get some out of state shows. Which is both good and bad: Bad for some of you cause we’ll be in and out of the state, but good for us cause it will (hopefully) give us a bit of new exposure. I can’t begin to tell you how absolutely excited I am to embark on out of state endeavours. It’s way exciting to really feel like we are progressing as a group, and getting a little exposure outside of the Salt Lake Valley.
Oh, and a side note, I’ve just put together a new studio, so expect some new material soon. 😉 And we may possibly have a live album available here in a bit for, oh, I dunno, FREE!
So, because we may be all over the place here soon, and you may not be able to come, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A CONTEST:
The rules are simple:
1. Each competetor must submit a photo of themselves playing the craziest AIR GUITAR SOLO ever!
 2. The photos MUST be over exaggerated! No “I’m serious playing my air guitar solo” pictures.
3. Be creative! Use props, use wigs, use your best friend! Use your best friend in a wig as a prop! It’s all up to you!
4. The best picture will win an autographed copy of the album This Stage signed by the band, and, in addition, will also receive a package of free stuff like t-shirts and posters etc..
5. All contestants will receive a free copy of our album This Stage, so start shooting.
Good luck!
And as always, thanks so much for your great support!
-Eric Openshaw

“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 @, and Matt Ben Jackson @

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 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