GEMnEYE was born out of the ashes of (imaginary) band Arcturus in 2006. After 17 virtual albums that became a Legend in Jim's Mind (affectionately known as The Vault), it was time to put things out in the real world. Songwriter Jim West and vocalist Nate Holmer began collaborating on the first GEMnEYE project, called The Covenant, early that year. Three more albums have followed, with the latest--Change the World--being the first available for digital download. Look for Face 2 Face (2010) and Legacy (2008) soon!
The elusive duo performed a Standing Room Only world tour (1 concert) in 2012, that began and ended in Macomb, Illinois. They have also been known to appear at each other's birthday parties.
Jim and Nate grew up listening to AT40 and AOR music in the 70s and early 80s, and that influence can be felt in all of their music.
Unlike the (illusory) band members of Arcturus who were all virtuosos on their instruments, GEMnEYE music has been created completely on the computer. (Nate says, "but our voices are real.")