Getting To Know Spylights


Where are you from and when did you get started?

I am from a city called Metairie, Louisiana. It’s a small city outside of New Orleans. The idea of doing a solo project really came to fruition when my full time touring band parted ways back in late 2014. I started writing and recording music full time in 2015 and haven’t looked back since.

Who are you and who does what in the band?

I am the songwriter and vocalist for Spylights, and I performed and recorded all the instruments for the record. As of now I have a few talented players on board for live shows. One of them is actually the bass player in my other band called Like Water.

How would you best describe the sound?

I would say there are plenty of different feels involved in the sound,and plenty that have not even surfaced yet. Since 2015, I have written and recorded over 30 songs with many different kinds of feels and mixtures of genres within them. I try to touch on different styles cohesively of singer songwriter, jazz, alternative rock, prog, metal, electronica, and some fusion. I guess it’s mainly going to be considered a rock band when it all boils down.

Dream rock moment (real or not)?

I feel like I have been lucky enough to have some real dream rock moments in my career asa musician so far. Through the bands I have been a part of I’ve toured with Fishbone, shared stages with Haken, Thank You Scientist, The Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, The Damned Things, Dick Dale, H.R. Of Bad Brains, Alkaline Trio, and many more. I am just mega grateful that I had the opportunity to meet, get to know, and become friends with some of those guys through my craft!

Still got day jobs?

Of course that’s pretty much a given nowadays unless you are a massive entity of a band or somehow you don’t have rent or bills to pay. I am a producer, studio engineer, and from time to time I work as an audio video technician for extra money!

Any regrets?

No major regrets really, we all just play the hand we are dealt in life and learn from those mistakes we make along the way. The only regret I may have at all as a musician is wasting too much time on different bands over the years that only had a small percentage of dedicated passionate members in it for the long haul. Everybody wants to be in a band, brag about it to girls or their friends, until they learn what they truly signed up for and the sacrifice it entails. It is a long hard road that many aren’t either cut out for or willing to put the work into to get down.

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