Iridesense, Patchogue Theatre
It was 20 years ago today....wait, wrong band. In 1993, Iridesense was assembled to play then High Schooler Rick Eberle's 12th Grade Battle of The Bands, with Rick on guitar and vocals, his sister Tara Eberle on Bass, Rob Viccari on Lead Guitar and Rich Drouin on drums. What a difference twenty years makes! The past two decades have seen this same lineup go from these humble beginnings in Nassau County, NY to becoming a force in the music business.
Come celebrate with the band on Friday April 5th at Patchogue Jam 6 on the Main Stage at Patchogue Theatre located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue, New York. Call (631) 207-1313 or visit http://patchoguetheatre.com/index.htm for more info. This event is being presented as part of the first SOUTH BY SOUTH SHORE festival and includes Butcher's Blind, Cassandra House and Kerry Kearney. The mantra? FOUR BANDS, FOUR FULL SETS, ONLY $18.00.
Iridesense is currently in the studio preparing new songs to share with the world in 2013, including the anthemic "Life" and the whimsical " Got It Good" both which will be performed that night, along with others from their decades long songwriting and performing career on Long Island and beyond.
For more information about Iridesense, visit www.iridesense.com.
Formed in Merrick, Port Washington and Bayville, Long Island, NY in 1993 - Their music can be heard on Nickelodeon in the shows Zoey 101(featuring Jaime Lynn Spears and Victoria Justice) and Drake & Josh. They've also been featured on MTV shows such as Pimp My Ride, Room Raiders, NEXT and on an episode of the show "Boiling Points".
Iridesense was a semi finalist in the Q104.3 Mojito Band Search, in the Shift 2 Nissan Battle of the Bands, and were also semi finalists (top 20 out of 1000's of entries nationwide) in the National "Be A Radio Star" Competition where they recieved airplay in rotation at Z100 radio in NY in addition to a nationally broadcast radio interview with Elvis Duran from the Z Morning Zoo and Actress Amanda Bynes.
They've played several cross country tours and big gigs at Irving Plaza in NYC, as between period entertainment at a New York Islanders NHL game, sold out engagements with Spin Doctors, Something Corporate and Gin Blossoms to name a few, and their performance for the nationwide Verizon FiOs Festival had a corresponding web video contest online for their song Gasoline.
In June 2008, they released A Trip Called Life on Paradiddle Records; their previous cds include a 1997 release "Cool Dream Tomorrow" on Rock Diva records, a 2001 release "Iridesense" on LLJ Records, and the 2002 self released "Gasoline". You can purchase tracks or full CD's of this music on www.cdbaby.com/iridesense and www.cdbaby.com/iridesense1 or by searching iTunes for Iridesense.