In 2012, drummer Tom Cicero, guitar player Chuck Merkey and bass player Bryan Bundschuh were ready to form a new band after a five year run playing in DNR, a hard driving classic rock band working the Rochester club circuit. They had seen Brad Potter providing lead vocals for the local trio 2 Left Feet. When that band decided to call it quits, they reached out to Brad to see if he was interested in pooling their talents.
Early "let's work up a few songs and see what happens" resulted in the search for another guitarist that could fill out the sound. Mike Meyers stopped by for a few rehearsals and after some song choice tweaks, they found common ground and realized they were onto something good. The music would be a blend of Modern Country, Classic/Modern Rock and a handful of carefully chosen R&B hits. The final step was a name. Redeye Jack was nearly complete.
After playing shows for the next two years, the band realized that in order to achieve a higher performance level, they needed a keyboard player as well as another singer to enhance vocal harmonies. They found pianist/singer Chris Prime to complete the sound they were looking for.
Redeye Jack's goal is to provide an audience with songs that appeal to a wide range of tastes while taking great care in playing those songs as accurately as possible. With their mix of Modern Country, Classic Rock and R&B, Redeye Jack keeps an audience entertained and the dance floor moving.
Special thanks to our great Sound Man, Joe Barnes (former road manager and sound man for Duke Jupiter). Many thanks to our Roadie and Lighting Tech, Marc Watson, and to Roadie Tom Ahern .