Friday, October 8, 2021

DJ Interviews: Sky Pony

 Hey there guys here's my interview with the band Sky Pony

How'd you get started in music?

Well, first off I should say that Sky-Pony is a big band -- there are eight of us, led by married couple Lauren Worsham (vocalist) and Kyle Jarrow (songwriter/keyboardist). So everyone in the band has a different story for how they got started in music. As for how the band came together: everyone had a different connection to either Lauren or Kyle, so it was a bit like assembling the Avengers -- Lauren and Kyle put out a bunch of calls, saying they were starting a music group, and built the team from there.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

We have pretty eclectic influences. Some groups who've inspired us include: Blondie, Arcade Fire, Baby Metal, Depeche Mode, Megan Trainor. There's also a TON of influence from Motown girl groups. One fan called us "bubble-gum Goth" which we love as a descriptor!

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

Don't try to be what others think you should be -- be who you are! The best way to find success as a performer is to find what makes you unique, what you love, and embrace that.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

All of us in the band share a background in theater (most of all Lauren, who's a professional stage actress). As a result, our band has a strong performance aspect to what it does. Our concerts include costumes, choreography, projections -- we really put on a show! We even created and performed in our own stage musical, The Wildness, which premiered in NYC in 2016 and got nominated for a Lortel Award.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

This summer we played a show in Times Square, and shortly after we released a new five-song EP called Dragons. It's available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify... everywhere digital music is sold or streamed. We'd love for folks to check it out! At the moment our bandmembers are spread throughout the country (between NYC, LA and Asheville NC) so scheduling gigs is a bit complicated, meaning we don't have another date on the calendar just yet. But we're working on it!

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & I wish them luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay aweseome & rock n roll!

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