The Buddy Blake Band / About
We have recently changed our name to The BUDDY BLAKE BAND due to a number of reasons beyond our control. Formerly known as "Real Eyes," we are still the same group with the same songs, so if you were looking for the group formerly known as "Real Eyes," you have come to the right place. Thanks to everyone for the support and interest, stick around, the best is yet to come.
Traditional Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Power Pop Rock Band from Northwest Florida. Their latest album, "Undiscovered", debuted nationwide, August 26, 2016. It is a compilation of guitar driven rock songs including, "Sea," "Touching the Ground" and "Everybody Knows."
The 4 piece band is heavily influenced by the Classic Rock sound of Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Wishbone Ash, YES, Captain Beyond to name a few. It is guitar driven rock with a solid steel rhythm section and lyrics that resonate with the listener on multiple levels.
BBB have been writing and performing together for 20 years. They appeared in the College Music Journal (CMJ) charts in the 1990's in support of their then college rock band, “Instant Amnesia.” They had success on college radio and appeared on the CMJ Charts.
BBB is made up of Bob Matteson (drums), Tom McMillan ( Fender Bass, vocals), Buddy Bolter (lead guitar, vocals) and Blake Bell (rhythm, keys, vocals). Buddy and Blake had been playing together for a long time, and Bob and Tom had been playing together forever. Buddy and Bob got together and decided the four should get together and jam. And that's what happened...