About EON Records


Tommy Thayer
Tommy Thayer


John Thayer
John Thayer


Some Background on EON Records

Portland, Oregon, natives Tommy Thayer and John Thayer have long been aware of the depth of the local talent in the Northwest. Seeing their own music as well as the music of their local friends mature over the years, they were determined to find a vehicle to cultivate and promote the growing bond that was developing between this close-knit network of entertainers, musicians and friends. With that common thread in mind, they established EON Records in Portland in the late 1990s. Success soon followed with the buy-out and national release of EON band Slowrush by Epic Records, and the EON release of several other local Portland artists.

Going forward, the sights of the label extend far beyond its geographic origins as the company seeks opportunities to nurture, mentor, record, and publish new up-and-coming talent as well as established artists and bands that are looking for a place to call home. EON Records is well connected in the recording, publishing, distribution, and promotional aspects of the music industry and seeks – through collaboration – partnerships that can further the cause of credible local and national talent.

For 25 years, Tommy Thayer has made a successful professional career as a musician, songwriter, and producer. Most notably, Tommy is the lead guitarist of the legendary rock group KISS. Along with his “spaceman” persona onstage, Tommy has produced many of KISS’s critically acclaimed, multi-platinum DVDs, pay-per-view television specials, and many VH1 and MTV KISS special features.


As a songwriter, Tommy penned most songs on four records for Black ‘N Blue, his 1980s hard rock band, released on Geffen Records, as well as several co-writes with KISS later. Tommy continues with his interest in helping inspire young kids with a commitment to support school programs, particularly in music. He has arranged for new musical instruments to be donated to jump-start ailing school band programs in Oregon and appeared at schools speaking to students with hopes that they will follow their dreams and accomplish all that they aspire to do.
Tommy, on the board of trustees for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, created and hosts the Legends Golf Classic each year as a fundraiser for the school’s 21-sport athletics program. Featuring famous music, sports and entertainment stars from the PGA Tour, NFL, Major League baseball and NASCAR, the golf tournament and dinner┬áraised $425,000 in 2010 alone.

In the past, John Thayer has made music his avocation while owning and managing two successful business products companies. After growing his first company into the largest independent supplies and furniture dealer in the NW region, the business was sold to U.S. Office Products in 1996. His second company was founded in 2001, and has grown into one of the largest independent office product dealers on the West Coast with sales offices in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. John has continued to nurture his passion for music over the past 10 years becoming a dedicated singer and composer while writing and producing his own library of songs.

 

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