Interview with Leaving Eden

Interview with Leaving Eden

Today, we sat down with the co-founder of the band Leaving Eden named Eric Gynan. We talked about their music inspiration, heroes, and much more! Be sure to check out their music below during the interview and follow them on social media!


What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your


Hi, and it’s my pleasure to chat with you here. I am Eric Gynan, co-founder of the band Leaving Eden.  We are from The Boston Massachusetts area USA.  Leaving Eden & Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac Tribute is: (2 different bands with the same members)

Eve Lead vocals

Alyssa Bailey White Keys/Vocals

Jake Gynan Drums

Rich Chouinard Bass/Vocals

Eric Gynan Guitar/Vocals.

We are excited to say that we just signed a new deal with New England based USA record label Verdict Music/Sony/The Orchard. We have just released a new EP titled “Reflections.”

Reflections EP

The theme is about looking back, reflecting on the things that have made you who you are today. The first single off the EP is titled “Dancing By The Fire“

Dancing By The Fire Video By Leaving Eden

What I always say, Leaving Eden’s music is an eclectic array of multi genre songs from heavy  rock/metal to acoustic and everything in between that really focuses on reality, based upon life’s struggles, and victories, the simple, and yet most difficult themes that many people may be able to relate to. What you see is what you get.


What type of music did you listen to growing up?

I listened to anything I could get my hands on. I had a friend make me recordings from the radio so I would learn all those songs. My older brother and cousins/friends turned me on to Black Sabbath, Zeppelin,

UFO, Metal, Rock, Hard rock.


Is there someone you looked up to as a hero?

There are so many Musical Hero’s and We were so fortunate to share the stage with the best of them! Leaving Eden has Toured The USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, 5 Finger DeathPunch, Disturbed, Marilyn 
Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZTop, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Buckcherry (Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After, 40th Anniversary 
Woodstock) Shinedown, Dropkick Murphy’s, Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Michaels, 
Halestorm,Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Hell Yeah, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, 7Dust, Sebastian Bach, SoulFly, Days of the New, NonPoint, DrowningPool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, MushroomHead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One eyed doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge) Lamb of god, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Blackstone Cherry, HOOKERS & BLOW Featuring GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P. Members, Steven Tyler, Ted 
Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack) Adelitas Way, Scott Stapp (The voice of Creed), Pop Evil, Ratt & many more, being able to share the stage, watching and learning as well as meeting so many cool people along the way. That’s where it’s at!  We will continue touring up and down the East Coast of the USA.


If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing today?

I would be working in the music tech industry, engineering, video, promo, management, etc. That’s what I do for Leaving Eden as well. A man of many hats.


What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?

If you’ve found the calling, that is that you’ve come to the realization that this is what you need to do in order to be self actualized, then do it. Don’t listen to the naysayers because there are Many.  For some reason many don’t believe that “music” is an appropriate career. Sure it’s tough to be successful in the industry and lots of folks give up and give in. If you’re good, and you can do the time, you can succeed.

Social Media

Leaving Eden TikTok

Leaving Eden website

Silver Springs Feetwood Mac Tribute Website