Review Fix chats with Awaiting Eli’s Eric Tomes, who discusses his creative process, origin in music and the band’s latest effort, “Unfiltered.”
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
Eric Tomes: I started playing drums back when I was kid. That transitioned over to guitar as the years progressed and then started writing songs.
Review Fix: What performers inspire you the most?
Tomes: Alice In Chains and STP, Filter, Limp Bizkit.
Review Fix: What’s on your musical bucket list?
Tomes: Get out there playing them arenas and big festivals. Putting out inspiring and good messages to people.
Review Fix: Goals for 2019?
Tomes: Have successful launches of these new tunes and get back to some of our favorite cities and see some new ones.
Review Fix: What makes your music scene special?
Tomes: We have a pretty descent group of talent in Omaha. It’s pretty nice from rock to Indie to country etc we got a lot of great artist.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?
Tomes: Alice In Chains and Filter mixed with Limp Bizkit with some new school production.
Review Fix: Bottom line, what makes you special?
Tomes: We have a great sound. Nostalgic feels but something fresh and new. All these songs are stories and they are as real as they get.
Review Fix: What next?
Tomes: It’s time to get out there and put on some great live shows playing these new tunes for people.
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
Tomes: Keep an eye out we got a ton of new stuff coming.