Oli Brown: UK's Raveneye set for US debut release featuring the talented blues player



“(Brown is)…the hottest young pistol in British Blues” - Mojo Magazine

“…this is a rock band and a brilliant one at that.” - Uk’s Rock & Roll Creations
(Los Angeles) RAVENEYE, the UK-based rock trio featuring critically acclaimed guitarist/vocalist Oli Brown, drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers are eyeing a take-over of the U.S. rock scene when they release their debut EP, “Breaking Out” on April 28th via Rook Recordings. Amazingly, formed just a year ago by 25-year old multi-award winning guitar/singer Brown, the band has already assailed European audiences with their signature rhythmically-heavy riffs and incendiary live performances. The reviews have been stellar and the band has been featured a number of times on the BBC.

Before forming RAVENEYE, Oli Brown spent ten years touring the world under his own name and in that time he released four albums, establishing himself as one of the most formidable guitarists/front men on the UK scene. Classic Rock Magazine called Brown “one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today.” His work as a solo artist prior to RavenEye also earned him supporting gigs alongside such artists as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani, but being part of a band was what Browncraved.

“I’ve been looking to find the right people to get together with for so long; it’s something we’ve all had a craving for individually,” says Brown, “I’m finally performing with two killer musicians, who are wicked on stage and are also close friends, it’s amazing how music can make people connect so differently.”

The EP’s first single, and title track, “Breaking Out,” evokes thoughts of early Kyuss and Soundgarden – hard melodic rock with thoughtful lyrics that will stick with you long after the song ends. As soon as the song was recorded, it defined what RavenEye’s musical foundation would be - heavy, hard and fuzzed out rock. The song is about “breaking out” of personal conformities. The lyric, “I am the soldier of my war inside” represents the constant battle between what you feel you should do and what you really want to do. Sometimes it’s so easy to obscure your own visions because of other people’s formalities.

RAVENEYE will be breaking out in the U.S. very soon, tour dates to be announced shortly.