Red Eye cover raw social, emotional and political issues, based on the foundation that every song should carry a message. Red Eye is centred on the music and lyrics of Trevor Perfect and features guest vocalists. Trevor plays all the instruments, slowly building up tracks and adding each instrument, layer by layer, until the song is complete. Red Eye aim to address the lack of protest songs that exists today, compared with the rich tapestry of protest songs and singers of the past. To quote Patti Smith, it is important ... to communicate, to wake people up ... We all have a voice. We have a responsibility to exercise it, to use it. Further information, including the lyrics, can be found at www.red-eye.org.uk.
Reviews of the first album A Riot Calls my Name have said:
Unlike the majority of today's popular music [Red Eye] tackles extremely difficult subject matter ... with the melody and arrangement that is both haunting and enchanting
The lyrics are top notch, the melody is genius in its simplicity and the singer is absolutely phenomenal. Check it out.
Great vocals by Heidi Vogel - who contributes a combination of Nina Simone, Sade and Adele in her voice while the lyrics are poetry set to music that tell stories