Like Totally Festival 10 Days Away – Just Added: Naked Eyes!
Naked Eyes from “Fumbling With The Covers”
“In my first two videos I wore pajamas, so this title should come as no surprise,” Naked Eyes front man Pete Byrne says of “Fumbling With The Covers,” the band’s long awaited third studio album. “I wanted to record songs from some of my favourite artists, but lesser known songs, not the big hits everyone knows.”
In the early days while still performing in the pubs of Bath, England, Pete Byrne, as one half of the synth-pop pioneers Naked Eyes, along with bandmate Rob Fisher, shared a love for the music of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. “It was around 1980 that Rob and I formed a band called Neon, that would later include Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal,” says Byrne. “We recorded a few songs, but the band fizzled, and Roland and Curt went on to form Tears For Fears, while Rob and I created Naked Eyes.”
Almost immediately, the band signed to EMI and began recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
“… I’ve always loved the songs from the great girl singers of the sixties, and one day in the studio we decided to do a cover of one of them; it could easily have been a Dusty Springfield song or a Cilla Black tune, but as fate would have it, we settled on a Sandie Shaw song.” That song, was the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Always Something There To Remind Me,” which immediately exploded into the Top Ten…..followed by the self-penned “Promises, Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.” The back to back to back hits resulted in massive U.S. radio airplay and an almost constant presence on MTV (even if it was in pajamas.)
Like Totally Festival
The 3rd Annual Like Totally Festival returns to Huntington State Beach on Saturday May 12th!
Featuring full sets from:
The Human League – Human | Don’t You Want Me Baby | Fascination | Love Action
The Alarm – Spirit of ’76 | Sixty Eight Guns
Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises | Always Something There to Remind Me
Dramarama – Anything, Anything
Martha Davis & The Motels – Only The Lonely | Suddenly Last Summer
Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel featuring James Stevenson, Pete Rizzo and Chris Bell – The Motion of Love | Desire
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
The Untouchables – I Spy For The FBI | Free Yourself | What’s Gone Wrong
All Star Jam with The Reflexx
featuring Tim Polecat of The Polecats – Make A Circuit with Me
Clive Farrington of When in Rome UK – The Promise
Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut | Rock This Town
Hosted by Richard Blade
Retail Vendors | Food trucks | 80s themed costume contest | Celebrity impersonators and so much more.
Bringing 80s music, style and memories to the beach!
Don’t want to carry your stuff around all day? We have lockers available for your convenience. Pre pay for them online!
IN STORE TICKET LOCATIONS
General admission tickets are available from the following locations. Please contact them directly for prices and availability.
Black Hole Records
Address: 108 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 449-1788
Gallagher’s Pub & Grill
Address: 300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-2422
Vinyl Solution Records & Tapes
Address: 18822 Beach Blvd #104, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 963-1819
Address: 21405 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone: (714) 962-0500
Address: 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 433-4996
Monster A GoGo
Address: 7361 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 655-7337
Address: 7706 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 655-2125
Address: 1428 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: (562) 968-8827
Bob’s Record Shack
Address: 308 N. 2nd ave #B, Upland, California 91786
Phone: (909) 551-6766
Dr Strange Records
Address: 7136 Amethyst Ave, Alta Loma, CA 91701
Phone: (909) 944-1778
Vendor space is still available!