Local Music Highlight: Sleazy Owl
Jun 20, 2018 10:07PM ● Published by Candice Carson James Dobson
I got my hands on a new album called Reloaded by Sleazy Owl, a band primarily out of Lisle and Oswego. They
fit into a Rock/Blues/Metal genre, or sort of rock-meets-metal. I loved the metal vibe and found it very reminiscent
of Judas Priest.
There are three band members with a dedicated drive and passion for music. Eric Ervin is on vocals and guitar, and he also plays studio drums/percussion. Dana "Erv" Ervin contributes vocals and plays bass, and David Ramanauskas plays guitar and also sings vocals.
Their sound seems influenced by Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin,
Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, AC/DC, and Steppenwolf.
I had the chance to speak with band member Eric Ervin after
falling in love with the Reloaded
album. He mentioned that they would be
emphasizing acoustic for a while. Their
music is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and Spotify. Additionally, they sell
hard copies of all their albums. If you
are interested in purchasing a CD, you can do so via their Facebook page.
The band will be recording a music video for the song “Reloaded” next month. They are also finishing up an acoustic EP and working on their next full length album