Here's a quick interview i done with a very cool music artist, Tyler Ward
Tyler was influenced by boyce avenue and started posting up his videos on youtube like they did, he was also inspired by his mother Susan Ward, who is a classically-trained musician.
Hope you enjoy the interview
How are you doing Tyler? Welcome to YHP
Today. I’m great! lol
Can you give some more information on yourself
Sang in the opera for two years in College.
Play with the fray three times (those shows are what gave me vision for success)
How long have you been singing?
I’ve been singing for 6 years
How many instruments do you play and how long have you been playing them for?
Drums (not good, learned in 6th grade), Keys, Guitar (main instrument), slide guitar (really suck at this)
Who are the biggest musical influences to you?
My recording partner Jeff Hendrick: The guy has a knack for hearing details and I think he tought me most of what I know today. My mom cause she has always encouraged me. I love the Goo Goo dolls. I really enjoy the way Johnny writes his songs.
Also, I’ve got to thank Boyce Avenue for creating a you tube revolution.
How would you describe your style of music?
What venue would you love to perform in and why?
Madison Square Garden. Well…cause it’s Madison Square Garden.
Describe yourself in three words:
Quirky, Swagger, Smiles
Do you write the lyrics for all your song?
I write all the lyrics
What is your favourite song at the moment?
Right this second? (Yes) Cause it changes every day. A song called Doubt - by Eppic
Why and how did you start posting videos on YouTube?
I saw Boyce Avenue’s success and thought I could utilized my studio equipment to start doing the same thing they did, but with a less serious attitude and involve a whole lot more people!
The internet has become an important vehicle for many musicians. How are you leveraging this resource and what are your thoughts on music piracy?
ITunes is my main source of income so I’m not a huge fan of music piracy. However, my opinion is not going to stop people from doing it. If a fan likes me, I just hope they don’t know how to illegally download music. Lol.
What have been the key lessons you’ve learnt so far as a music artist?
To stay at it, no matter what. I’ve also learned that I’m am very very fortunate to have music be my full time job, and I’m thankful for that every day
What would you say has been your most memorable experience so far?
Playing in front of a sold out arena show with the Fray!
What can you say to any singer out trying to make it big?
The more you create, the better and more creative you become.
What should we be expecting from you in the future?
A short EP in a few months and a Full length Album in 2011...I’m very excited about the full length, we have some big names working on this one!!
Thanks for the time, Tyler..I wish you the best of lucks.
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