Out Of Eden

A Tribute To The Eagles
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Out Of Eden is 6 piece Tribute Band based out of Northeast Ohio who have replicated the music and vocal harmonies of the Legendary Eagles, Don Henley & Joe Walsh. All of The Eagles classic songs are performed with amazing talent, drive, and skill by the Out Of Eden band members. You can always expect a satisfying, professional performance at every show.

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The Band

Ron White

Ron White

Guitar, Vocals

Ron grew up on the East side of Cleveland and began playing guitar at the age of 10.  His love for music started when his Father and Uncles would get together on weekends to jam for fun. During his teen years, he began playing with several bands and they would play at the after school dances and a few gigs locally. In the early 70’s a Country Rock Band came on the scene called the Eagles.  Their style, lyrics and superb vocals and harmonies became the main musical influence in his life. He would practice and jam with anyone who would play their music. During his adult years he played guitar in several Classic Rock Groups in the Akron Canton area. However, in his spare time, he continued to practice his Eagles music which led him to his current project to become the “Best EaglesTribute Band” out there. It’s been a Long Road to…”Out of Eden”.
Jim Rey

Jim Rey

Bass, Vocals

Jim grew up in a family that loved music. His father was an accomplished guitarist in a jazz group as long as Jim can remember. Jim began playing in bands in his early teens aroundthe Akron and Kent areas. He was influenced by groups such as the Beatles, Beach Boys, Temptations,Smokey Robinson and of course, the Eagles. He really likes to hear good harmonies and enjoys adding to the harmony stacks of  Out Of Eden. Prior to this band,  Jim kept busy playing in a couple of local bands in the Akron area.
Jay Wonkovich

Jay Wonkovich

Guitar, Vocals

Jay started playing guitar at the age of 6, after his Uncle Ronnie taught him a few chords to some old Merle Haggard songs. It began a life long love for all kinds of music, spanning 5 decades that continues to this day. In addition to Out of Eden, Jay also performs as an acoustic solo artist, under the guise as “Uncle Jay”, as well as with a popular country band in Cleveland – “Coalies Run”. Prior to that, he performed with many other popular Northeast Ohio groups, including a 19 year tenure with the “Curtis Brothers Band”. He is also an accomplished songwriter with a catalogue of over 150 copyrighted original songs. He was heavily influenced by The Eagles, and all of the other California based rock bands of the 70’s, and is pleased to be part of the “Out Of Eden-Tribute to The Eagles” band.
Bill “Bear” Smith

Bill “Bear” Smith

Lead Guitar

Bear had a friend growing up who played guitar, and got him interested. He started taking lessons at age
11 from an older neighbor and eventually other school friends he discovered played as well. They got
together and formed their first band in 6 th grade, playing later Beatles, Who, and making their first
attempts at rock/”prog rock” songs by Jethro Tull and Rush.
Bear continued to practice religiously, mainly learning as much as he could on his own. He would be in
bands and playing lead guitar over the next 50 years, starting out playing in bands for grade school/high
school “mixers” in the mid-1970’s and ending up playing the biggest rock/dance clubs in the
Cleveland/Akron area and beyond throughout the 1980’s with Orion, Silhouette, and then again starting
in 2000 playing weddings, corporate events and local bars for the next 13 years with Oasis, writing and
recording his own material during the 1990’s.
Bear was a bit of a late-comer to the Eagles party. But, when he heard one of his favorite guitarists, Joe
Walsh joined the band, he became an instant fan, with “New Kid In Town” and “Victim of Love”
becoming two of his favorites. So, when a former bandmate told him in spring 2021 the Eagles tribute
band, Out of Eden was looking for a guitarist, he went for it — and is glad he did!

John Szymkowski

John Szymkowski

Drummer, Vocals

John being the youngest of six siblings was introduced to many forms of music at a very young age and had an instant attraction to the drums.

At age 16, John saved enough money and unbeknownst to his parents bought his first drum set for $150. John’s parents eventually embraced his love for drums, however frequently draping towels over the skins to dampen the sound level.

At age 17John joined his first garage band and after hearing Peaceful Easy Feeling and Witchy Woman by the Eagles on the radio John was hooked on The Eagles vocals and took a stab at trying to sing and drum with Already Gone being one of his first songs to sing and rum on.
John continued to practice singing and drumming and wound up doing both in every band he has been in over the last 40 years.

In 2023, John joined Out of Eden. Per John, “being asked to join Out of Eden is a dream come true! I am honored to have the pleasure of playing the drums, singing and harmonizing with the group on songs I have loved since I was a kid”.

From the New Kid in town, I am ready to Take it To the Limit with Out of Eden, Eagles Tribute Band.

Jeff Tyson

Keyboard

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Contact & Booking Info

CONTACT RON WHITE AT 330-962-6403

Or Email Us: [email protected]

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