You Mean That Isn’t … ?

If you heard “Call to the Heart” on the radio in 1985, it sure sounded like Journey – those vocals, those keyboards, – but it was actually Giuffria, five guys with big hair and tight pants out of Washington, DC. The first single off Giuffria’s eponymous album, “Call to the Heart” peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot 100. That put it three slots higher than “Foolish Heart” from Steve Perry, the guy who was actually in Journey.

Bandleader and keyboardist Gregg Giuffria later formed House of Lords and eventually moved into the casino business. He was even original co-owner of the Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Guitarist Craig Goldy joined and left Dio several times. Bassist Chuck Wright had been in Quiet Riot before Giuffira, rejoined a few times, and is in the current touring version of the band. Drummer Alan Krigger toured with Ike Turner and is now in The Hollywood Allstarz with former members of Quiet Riot, Bonham, and Dio.

What about singer David Glen Eisley? He married actress Olivia Hussey in 1991 and has continued working as a singer and actor. In the late 1990’s, Eisley co-wrote and recorded “Sweet Victory,” a rock ballad that was released as part of a royalty-free library music package – songs available for commercials, TV, or movies. That’s how Eisley’s voice ended up in SpongeBob SquarePants’ mouth for the 2001 episode “Band Geeks.”