Saturday, June 9, 2018

DJ's Sptolight: An interview with Wildcard

Hello there one & all DJ Dizzy here & I sat down with a rock band by the name of Wildcard. Here's what they had to say about their success so pull up a chair & enjoy!

1. Wildcard was Co-founded by me (Kyle Berrens) and Anthony Merz. We went to the same high school where we both took a class called Music Seminar. In this class, you could bring in any instrument and either learn how to play, or improve your playing. Me and Anthony both grew up listening to our parents' music, so when we met in Music Seminar, we immediately clicked. We knew we could make music very easily together and we both had the desire to be in a band. At that point it was an easy decision to form one. Tyler Johnson has been Anthony's friend for a long time, so when we needed a bassist he answered the call. He learned from scratch to join the band and he has come a long way in a short amount of time.

2. We're very heavily influenced by Rock and Metal bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rush, Megadeth, etc. Like I said, we grew up with the exact same bands so it allows making music together to be very easy.

3. Music is definitely a form of self-expression for us. Creating a song from scratch is something that is completely your creation, it becomes your baby in a way. Also, being a lyricist I try to write about topics I dont know much about, or want to explore more in depth. I find that when I put my thoughts on paper I learn something by the end.

4. For starters, before you plan to perform, it takes tons of practice. We spend the majority of our time practicing as a band, but it pays off. The other bit of advice is to not get caught up in what other people think about your creation. You'll perform at your best when you are confident and whole heartedly believe in what you're doing.

5. We actually have a gig tomorrow at Hot Rock Sports Bar and Cafe in Warren, MI. We are also playing there June 29th. Aside from that, we are constantly writing and recording music. We're very lucky to have someone like Anthony, who might as well be a riff factory. We're sitting on over 50 riffs right now, so we just need time to sit down and piece them together

Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their success. So until then be radically righteous & I'll catch you on the flipside!

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