About

·         There once was an amazing Atlanta rock band called Lazyeye. 

·         A group of high school friends formed this band in high school in 1996.  The original members were:

o   Jacob Heaven (guitar)

o   Chris Giessen (bass)

o   Josh Ricks (vocals)

o   Michael Najour (guitar)

o   Ryan Brady (drums)

·         After taking a hiatus to attend college, the band reformed in 2003.  The reformed members were:

o   Jacob Heaven (guitar)

o   Chris Giessen (bass)

o   Paul-Devon Lewow (vocals)

o   Michael Najour (guitar)

o   Ryan Brady (drums)

·         After playing clubs locally around Atlanta they began to develop a nice sized following.  Their music was intense, catchy, and all-original.

·         Lazyeye befriended the rapper Ludacris’s road manager.  This road manager showed videos of Lazyeye to Ludacris.  Luda asked Lazyeye to record a rock version of his hit song “Get Back.”

o   Lazyeye recorded a rock remix of Ludacris's single "Get Back" and performed the song with Ludacris on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on the Spike TV Video Game Awards, in December of 2004. The "Get Back: Rock Remix" was also featured in the remake of the movie The Longest Yard, and later covered by the band Sum 41. 

·         Lazyeye's song "Blood in the Air" was featured on the gold-selling album Ludacris Presents: Disturbing tha Peace. 

·         Lazyeye signed with Disturbing tha Peace records in 2005 (http://dtprecords.com/), and despite very generous showcases, and recordings with the help of Ludacris and all the DTP family, Lazyeye never obtained a major distribution or recording contract.

·         In 2006 they were lucky enough to work with and record their Lazyeye CD with the legendary drummer Tony Royster Jr (https://www.instagram.com/thedrroyster/?hl=en).  The EP was produced by Billy Hume (http://www.billyhume.net/), mastered by Glenn Shick (http://www.gsmastering.com/).

-    Lazyeye worked with many great musicians including Greg Grainger, Justin Aldrich, ... and many more.

·         Howard Stern featured Lazyeye's song "When the Lights Go Out" on his radio show in October 2007, and Howard is quoted as saying "I like these guys ... They are good; they deserve some attention." 

·         Lazyeye's songs have been placed in many popular television shows thanks to APM Music (www.apmmusic.com).  These shows include: Wyoming’s Call Of The Wild 2012, American Ninja Warrior, Restaurant Impossible, Right This Minute, and The Definitive Tony Stewart.

The "almost famous" experiences of Lazyeye were very memorable.  Chris and Jacob, the founding members of Lazyeye, now entering their mid-30's, reside in the Atlanta area and have families and beautiful children.  They are now rock star dads!  Paul Devon Lewow resides in Atlanta and is now singing for Avenue of the Giants.  Tony Royster Jr. has gone on to be a world renowned drummer playing with all the best musicians in the business, including a long time gig playing for Jay-Z.  We hope you come here often for a good dose of solid rock music.