Thursday, March 17, 2016

Interview with Indie Rock Band "Who What Where"

Formed in Indianapolis in 2012 by singer/songwriter Ty Stuart, and multi-instrumentalist Isaac Hero. indie rock duo ‘College Dropouts’ made soulful, beat orientated, pop-rock tracks. Stuart and Hero initially began the project alone, but before long they added High School classmates Jeremy Snyder and Tyler Andrzejewski on rhythm guitar and drums to form a band.


Prior to this, they had a successful Vine career, reaching over a million revines. Wanting to pick up the pace, the band got together and reidentified themselves as ‘Who What Where’. The Indiana quintet recorded in the new year of 2016 their debut EP ‘Overdue’ that was released featuring energetic, guitar lead single ‘Body’ on March 4th, 2016. Who What Where a pop rock band from Indianapolis Indiana have released their much anticipated debut EP titled "The Overdue EP" Buy The Overdue - EP by Who What Where on iTunes and listen on Spotify.

Welcome guys,


What´s the name of your band? Who are the members? What is everyone's role in the band?

We are called "Who What Where" and I'm Ty Stuart. I am the lead vocalist along side Isaac Hero who does Lead Vocals and Rhythm guitar, then you got Jeremy Snyder on Lead Guitar and Tyler Andrzejewski on Drums.

Where are you from?

We come from Indianapolis, IN

How old were you when you first got into the music scene? What got you started in music?

For me  it was school. I started in choir. Then eventually transitioned into doing my own music.


What were your ambitions when you first started?
Haha, actually to be doing what we are doing right now! It was crazy because I had always wanted to record a true Debut EP. But I knew if I did I wanted it to be with people I admire and the music love.

Where was your first gig?
A Coffee Shop in a small town


Where was the latest gig?

We just did a sweet sixteen not too long ago and it was a lot of fun.


What are your good and bad traits as an artis?

I'm determined but I don't handle criticism as well as I should (haha)


What genre does your music fall under?

Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Pop.


Why did you pick that particular style? Or what about that style called to you?

When Isaac and I first got the band together and we started writing we just kind of knew that was the style we wanted to go for. It sort of just happened really.


Have you released any albums?

The Overdue EP is out now on iTunes: http://apple.co/1Qw2G3s
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/23oOcR8a0aVRIfLzlyPjCg
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/whowhatwhereband

Do you have any clips on YouTube?

Not yet but we will soon.


How old is everyone in the band now?

Ty Stuart (21) Isaac Hero (22) Jeremy Snyder (23) Tyler Andrzejewski (21)


How old were you when you first stood on a stage? How did it feel?

I think I was 17 at a high school talent show was when I first stepped on a true stage. It felt awesome.


What was you Best/worst gig you've played?

Best show was probably our 4th of July show. We were on a parade float and got to preform for a lot of people. It was crazy. The worst show would have to been this Dive Bar we played were literally no one came to watch us play haha. It was awful. But what band hasn't played for 2 people in a hole in the wall dive bar starting out?


What places will you be playing in in the near future? Where would like to perform in the future?

Were lining up some shows for spirng/summer and we hope to play at The Vogue this year in Broadripple? It's a cool venue and we have always wanted to play there.


Which band is the best that you've seen live? What made their show so good?

Personally I really enjoyed Fall Out Boy. Had some great live vocals and the visuals were stunning.






What has been your most promising gig so far?

Probably when Isaac Hero and I played at the Indiana State Fair. We really want to do it again. Its always a fun time.


Any plans of touring?

Definitley. When? I don't know yet. WE are talking about maybe doing some shows in Chicago and all through out the midwest.


How big was the biggest crowed you preformed for?

Probably around 170-200 people.


What are the plans for the rest of the year music wise?

We are recording another EP. Hopefully some touring as well but the band is very excited with this next EP.


How do you typically get psyched up for a gig?

Usually it happens naturally for me. I will sometimes go somewhere quiet before a show and just gather my thoughts.


Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern?

A little bit of both really. You can't have inspiration without pulling from the past but you can also take notes of how to evolve from modern bands.


What are your sources of inspiration?

Life experiences. Its what our band usually pulls from. You know being a 20 something in an ever changing world especially with where we are at with society. It's about what goes on around us and how we deal with certain things.


What's the first step when writing a new song?

Depends on who is writing but usually I start with the basic idea behind the song. Add Melodies and then finish writing the words.


How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums in todays digital world?

Its good and bad. The internet has made a lot of things possible for many musicians. A bigger audience, more platforms to promote your music, and it added more ways an artist can use their song (Video Games, Ads, etc.). But the more you add the more saturated it gets which makes it hard for people to hear your music.


Is your music available for free download anywhere?

Yes!
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/23oOcR8a0aVRIfLzlyPjCg
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/whowhatwhereband


What would be your dreams performance/venue?

Madison Square Garden. That would be the coolest venue to ever play.



Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?

I like all kinds of music.
Incubus, Foo Fighters, Subime, The 1975, Third Eye Blind.



Has stage fright ever been a problem for you? What advice can you give to aspiring musicians with this problem?

Never been a problem for me. I think the bigger the crowd the less intimidating it is. haha. I know that sounds weird but if IÕm preforming in front of a smaller crowd I always just try to imagine there are more people. It works for me.


Are you a part of any other musical projects?

No.


Have you been in any other bands before this one?

Nope!


Do you have a job other than your music career?

Yes! I have a day job. It's no glorious but it's a day job haha.



How often do you rehearse?

Usually 1-3 or 3-5 days a week depending on what we are working on and everyones schedule.



Where do you typically rehearse?

Usually one of the bands houses.



Do you have any webpages?

Twitter:@WhoWhatWhereband

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WhoWhatWhereMusic

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/whowhatwhereband

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/23oOcR8a0aVRIfLzlyPjCg



Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there with less experience than you?

Just Work hard. Hard work truly pays off. The more effort you put in the more will comet of it.


Describe your show, visually and musically? How do you interact with the crowd?

Lots of cool guitar pedals! Haha. Right now it depends on what venue. Were working on modifying our show to make it a bit more exciting for the band. I would love to add a light show one day. I think visuals and audio are two of the same. They both set the atmosphere for the experience a listener is going to have.


Considering the major changes in todays music industry in the digital world
and the rise in home studios/DIY independent artists.What do you think is the future of the music industry?  Is this good or bad in your view?

I think were going to see more and more independent artists if we haven't already seen it happen. In my opinion Genres are slowly dying. It's an interesting time to be in music haha.


What advice would you give less experienced band, that you wish someone had given you?

Don't get to anxious. I am a very impatient person and if I could go back and do it over I would tell my younger self to not get so impatient and just focus on your main goal.



How would you describe your sound in one sentence?

90's Pop Rock with an original unique sound added.



What is your favorite instrument?

Guitar for sure.


Thanks for doing this interview with us,

Thanks for having us and I hope you enjoy The Overdue EP

Go check out Who What Where and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter!


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