CONTAGIOUS Little Eye reveals their main influence is Michael Jackson after blowing fans away on Facebook Live Friday
The Scottish band talked about their upcoming album and their love for the Isle of Wight festival
By Rachel Macpherson
18th March 2017, 2:07 pm
The band performed tracks Contagious and We Are Kings before revealing how they are influenced by other musicians.
Little Eye blows fans with performance of tracks Contagious and We Are Kings
A four-piece band, Little Eye have been on the music scene since 2012 and are currently writing their second album.
The band admitted that comparing themselves to other bands was difficult but that their main influence was Michael Jackson.
Allan said: “It’s something we always struggle with because you’re having to put your band in a box, but my number one influence is Michael Jackson – which probably doesn’t show.”
The band have previously been compared to the likes of Twin Atlantic.
Lead singer Allan Sieczkowski said: “We get that a lot – but it’s not a bad thing. But ideally we would love people to come to a gig and make their mind up for themselves.”
The Scottish group also talked of their relationship with other musicians. Guitarist Euan Malloch had appeared on Facebook Live Friday last week with Let It Shine star Mark Angels.
Euan said: “It’s good that we play with other people because it influences the music and the albums we play. We play with such great musicians, week in week out, who aren’t in the charts – there’s so many around Glasgow who inspire us as players.”
Allan added: “Mark is such a lovely guy and we’ve known him for years – so it was so great to see him on that show and do so well.”
The band revealed that they were influenced by all kinds of musicians
When talk turned to festivals, Little Eye talked of their first festival performance at the Isle of Wight.
Allan said: “We were invited to play there the year we released our album – a slot opened up on the main stage and we got asked if we wanted to do it. It’s the first festival we got invited to play – it has a special place in our hearts.
“We’ve been invited back every year to play it.”
He added: “To get an opportunity like that restores your faith in what your doing. We almost felt as if we shouldn’t be there.”
Fans flocked to the video online.
Suzanne Clarke said: “Sounding great guys – love this acoustic version of Contagious.”
While Scott Leslie said: “Just outstanding. Amazing band.”
Chris Judge added: “Awesome band.”
The band also thanked fans for their support.
They said: “Thank you so much for having us guys.”
Little Eye are set to perform at Rockathon Glasgow at the Hard Rock Cafe in May to raise money for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.