Art by Darren Borkel
The Band Steps Outside of Their Pop Rock Roots for More Folk/Country Driven Track Promoting Peace
September, 2016 (Long Island, NY) — With the International Day of Peace a.k.a. “World Peace Day” coming up this Wednesday, September 21st, Long Island’s own Iridesense (who’ve been together with the same lineup for over 20 years!) is getting ready to release their new single “One Heart”. Normally known for their more progressive pop-rock stylings, the band toned down for the Dave Caggiano at Betamax Artist Development produced track which features members of the group singing along with their children.
“The song is all about diversity, and acceptance. It explores the reality of our differences. We all look differently on the outside, such as different hair color, skin color, and eye color. We even like different things. That’s not what’s most important” says Tara Eberle-Drouin, Bass player and vocalist for the group. She continues “If you look at who we truly are, at our core, we are all the same. We need to spread this message to children, and to the world- especially now, when everyone is taking sides politically, and religiously. We are a multicultural world. Our differences on the outside make us unique, but our hearts need to be unified because we are all one race, the human race”. Eberle-Drouin, a teacher by trade, also notes her work in a multicultural setting with setting a positive example to children about acceptance of our differences.
Formed Long Island, NY in 1993 with the same members as today – Rick Eberle (Vocals, Guitar), Tara Eberle – Drouin (Vocals, Bass – currently in Roslyn), Rob Viccari (Lead Guitar), Rich Drouin (Drums – currently in Roslyn) – 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 received 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.
The band, who recently released “Thought Parade” which includes their songs ‘Mind Control Society”, “The Line” and “My Revelation” also released their Secret Constellation EP in 2013. 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”.
Make sure to check out “One Heart” when it is released on World Peace Day this Wednesday, September 21st! And don’t forget to catch the band performing LIVE opening for the B-52’s on Friday, October 28th at The Space at Westbury Theatre (250 Post Ave, Westbury, NY 11590)!
For More Information About Iridesense, VISIT: www.Iridesense.com
For Tickets to the Halloween Scream 10/28, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2ccFWVF
For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@RickEberle.com