“And Eyes See” by Lloyd
One of the coolest parts of being a teacher is running into former students after they’ve graduated and seeing what kinds of great things they’ve been doing with their lives. Over the years I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover that I’ve taught current politicians, police officers, nurses, engineers, actors and even musicians. Local bands like The Drows, Weak Link, and Children of Eve all contain members who I had the pleasure of teaching at some point over the last decade. Although I like to think I’m still as young and cool as these people, it’s good to be dealt a reality check from time to time.
A few months ago I was talking to another former student of mine, Billy Casey who informed me he had just started a band and they were in the process of recording some material. A little while later I received an e-mail from him with some demos from his band Groove Train. Listening to the songs I was reminded of the early grunge music of my own teen years, especially in Billy’s vocal delivery, which has an uncanny resemblance to Smashing Pumpkin’s frontman Billy Corgan.
I told this to Billy and he responded with: “Who’s Billy Corgan?” Oh well.
Since then Groove Train has changed their name to Lloyd and currently consists of Billy Casey (vocals/guitar/bass), Mitch Tuck (drums) and Mike Peircy (lead guitar). Today’s track “And Eyes See” is from their demo EP Just Wait recorded with Brett Vey at Music Box Studios. “The song is about when everyone can see a problem with their own eyes but they’re too blind to pick it out for themselves,” says Billy.
Lloyd will be playing their first live show at Distortion next Thursday (July 12th) with Be Alright!, Streal and The Lurks. Drop by and check out this fresh, new band for yourself.