Hi, I’m Eric Gynan, Cofounder of the Rock band Leaving Eden from New England USA. Leaving Eden Lineup: Eve (Lead Vocals), Alyssa Bailey White (Keys and Vocals), Jake Gynan (Drums), Eric Gynan (Guitars and Vocals) and Rich Chouinard (Bass and Vocals).
What genre would you describe yourself as?
We are a rock band but we have won awards as best metal and best hard-core ironically. We also do acoustic stuff and even some pop.
Who is your main inspiration?
Always loved Richie Blackmore.
What is your songwriting process (which bits come first)?
I always say that I simply tap in to the universal mind so to speak by listening. This can happen while you’re awake or while you’re dreaming. So I just listen and the song is there. This happens so often that I literally have to shut it off because I can’t just be writing music 24 hours a day. This works for anybody. I’m not special, I’ve just learned how to listen. Then you have to try to put that down into some kind of recording. I am writing all year so that when it comes time to put an album together most of it’s already done. We also take songs that we have not recorded yet that have been written years ago so that’s why I say a lot of the stuff is prophetic.
What made you want to start in music?
Music has always been in the blood. In Italy my Great Grandfather Had orchestra and in Germany my other Great, Great Grandfather had an orchestra. I’ve been playing since I could walk really.
What is on the horizon for you?
While in Lockdown We ended up recording our new album titled “Fable“.
Who would you most like to collaborate with (alive or dead)?
John Lennon. Why? I loved the lyrics and melodies.
What is your ultimate goal?
I think one needs to be happy in the moment of whatever you’re doing and the more moments like that you have in life, the better off you are ay?
If you could cover any song, what would it be?
Hit the road jack?
Tea making: milk first or last?
Last, of course? My answers seem to be questions, hmmmm, strange indeed. I just figure you want a little sugar to totally melt right?
Tell us your funniest joke!
There was this guy, he went into a bar. There were three women who worked there, ….. Um, so he says I’ll have a 7 and 7. Bartender says What’s that? And then, ….. Um…. damn, wait, nope I forgot the punchline.