global Eidentities Creation Story

A music fan charting a path through the music awareness abyss.

Somewhere Back in '99

Catching the last few moments of his favorite artist on tv was not the same as anticipating it for days and then seeing the whole performance!

To say the least, he was less than impressed.

And so, the story begins...

Creation Story

Company founder Miles Overn found himself channel surfing late one night, way back in the 90s, and stumbled across the tail end of Carlos Santana guesting on The Tonight Show. The musical guest almost always performs in the very last segment, and on this night Overn landed on the channel with maybe 10 seconds of Santana's performance left. That was it. 10 seconds! There may or may not have been an expletive deletive uttered, but there was definitely some major disappointment involved.

Having been a Santana fan for decades, and also being a recognized Microsoft MVP on internet technologies who knew what was possible even back then, Overn asked himself the question that would lead to the creation of Global Eidentities as a fully data-driven mechanism for surfacing event and appearance information on the web. What question, you ask! "Why didn't I know about this!?"

As a musician himself, albeit an amateur one, Overn had also been a promoter, a venue manager, a gigging musician, a studio musician and a life-long music fan. He determined in that moment to utilize his decades of experience as a computer programmer, along with his love of music and awareness of many of the challenges artists, bands, managers, venues, and everyone in the industry faced, to develop a system of fully integrated applications and websites that would allow artists to get their music and their message out to their fans, and those fans to find it.

First Feature? Upcoming TV appearances may not have been the very first feature written, but it wasn't far from it.

Over the course of building out and contributing content to Global Eidentities, Overn has photographed, reviewed and interviewed artists and bands in the U.S. and in his native Canada. How many? Well over 1,000 musicians and bands at last count. His photos have been used by artists on their physical product, in their social channels, and on their sites. Interviews and reviews have been quoted from. The same passion that led him to create the whole thing to start with, drives him to keep finding new ways to deliver more, and richer, content to other music fans around the world.

Global Eidentities is part of the Global Eidentities Internet group of online properties

The Characters

Miles Overn

Company Founder

Carlos Santana

Guitar Hero

Artists We've Covered

U2 | Rihanna | Brad Paisley | Keith Urban | BB King | Robben Ford | Reba McEntire | Shania Twain | Kris Kristofferson | Santana | Joe Satriana | Steve Vai | Shawn Phillips | Warrant | Paul Brandt | Jack Semple | Johnny Reid | Van Halen | AfroJack | Calvin Harris | A-Trak | George Thorogood | John Mellencamp | Chris Botti | Avicii | Lyle Lovett | Chris Isaak | Journey | Heart | Motley Crue | Sting | Shinedown | Jim Cuddy | Gypsy Kings | LeAnne Rimes | Alan Jackson | Dwight Yoakum | Walk Off The Earth | Ringo Starr | Marianas Trench | Carly Rae Jepsen | Hedley | City And Colour | Don Henley | Billy Idol | Doucette | Harlequin | Trooper | Streetheart | Headpins | Five Finger Death Punch | Pappa Roach | Roger Hodgson | Tom Cochrane | Brett Kissel | Matthew Good | Our Lady Peace | Lamb Of God | Slayer | Jann Arden | Said The Whale | Arkells | Mother Mother | Lord Huron | Al di Meola | Alex Cuba | Lee Ritenour | Barenaked Ladies | Beach Boys | Bill Henderson | Bread Of Stone | Cherine | Chromeo | Delirious? | George Canyon | Gord Bamford | Grace Potter | Guess Who | Howie Mandel | JJ Grey | Jonny Lang | Kenny Rogers | Matchbox Twenty | Newsboys | Randy Travis | Ben Waters Trio | Broken Social Scene | Five Alarm Funk | John Butler Trio | Taj Mahal | Monkey Junk | Blackie & The Rodeo Kings | Stephen Fearing | Robert Randolph | Serena Ryder | Taj Weekes | Daniel Lanois | Bruce Cockburn | Shakura S'Aida | Tommy Castro | Mavis Staples | Canned Heat | Elephant Revival Society | John Oates | Marty Stuart | Royal Southern Brotherhood | Tony McManus | Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle | Colin James | Harry Manx | Martin Simpson | Michael Franti & Spearhead | Rick Vito | The Family Stone | The Lil Smokies | Victor Wooten

- and countless others -