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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 th ... read more

About Red-I

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."

He is making some progress, as the legend that is Billy Bragg said that the track Little England was "Spot on" and a "powerful response to the 'Is Protest Music Dead?' question".

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

Plays Today: 13

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Red-I
1 week ago

Thanks For Subscribing To Red Eye

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Red-I
9 months ago

This is the new Red eye song, 'Soho'. It is about the situation that is facing and has already affected the Soho district of London, even before lockdown measures because of the Corona virus. But it could equally apply to many areas in cities around the world where "good time cleansing" threatens to destroy the vibe and character of an area. It is depicted through the eyes and memories of an ex night worker, wanting to visit Soho one more time before it changes and "dies" forever.
For hundreds of years, London's Soho has been a safe haven for individuals, eccentrics and refugees from the mainstream. It has attracted and welcomed freaks, weirdos, gays... anyone who is different. "It was a place where people dared to be different. Indeed, were encouraged to be so."
Together with some of the damaging social consequences of gentrification to residential areas, there are also potentially irreversible consequences to vibrant inner city areas. As rents go up, music, noise and dance restrictions increase, and rich new residents put pressure on bars and nightclubs to close. As such there is a real danger that many lively, exciting areas which have existed for years are cleansed and gentrified forever. Very sad.

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Red-I
1 year ago

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all staying safe

A big thanks for subscribing to Red Eye. I try not to send many messages, but always try to reply to people who message me individually. But I must thanks you all for helping Red Eye become Number 1 group in the United Kingdom for Soul, and Number 3 Globally. Fantastic news, really appreciated and so inspiring.

i also just posted another Red Eye song up on Number One Music - 'Relationships Look Closer in Rear View Mirrors', which I have attached.

I'll definitely be celebrating with a few beers tonight...although sadly, with the World lockdown, it will be in the house.

Cheers,

Trevor

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Red-I
5 years ago

This track was inspired by Nina Simone's version of "Strange Fruit". As I listened to Nina's version of "Strange Fruit", about the racism and lynching of African Americans in the 1930's, I wondered what she would be singing about now. Then I saw the haunting photo by Jose Palazon, of the migrants' rights group Pro De In. The photo shows Moroccan immigrants in Melilla, Spain, hanging onto a fence at a golf course at a border. I was immediately inspired by the combination, linked the two together and wrote the song.

Lyrics

1st Verse:

Moroccan fruit hangs from the fence,
It swings in vain, in high suspense,
Golfers play on take no notice,
It's just a game.


1st Chorus:

It's not a swarm, it's not a flood,
But a constant flow of blood,
We don't want you in our club,
Look away, look away.


2nd Verse:

African blood lies on the tracks,
It escaped war, genocide, attacks,
The freedom train demands a fatal tax,
And he paid in full.


2nd Chorus:

You send a drone, you drop a bomb,
And wonder why the people come,
But when they plead for asylum,
Look away, look away.


Mid 8:

My boy said come look at the picture,
There on the beach, a boy like me,
He's playing dead, please can I play that game,
Will you play that game with me....eh.


3rd/final verse:

Young Arab flesh lies on the sand,
Far too young to understand,
His father paid cash on demand,
So he could die free.

What price liberty

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Red-I
7 years ago

Just a short message to say thanks for listening to our music and subscribing to Red Eye. We don't tour and promise not to pester you with emails unless we have some new music to share with you.
We are working on some new tracks that will continue to tackle social and political subjects and hope to share some with you soon. In the meantime all tracks are free to download on our website link.
Every song should have a message

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