How did the group come together? Did any of you know each other prior to joining the group?
A: We first met at a party in L.A. and started talking about music. The party around us had grown out of control, but we were so into our conversation that we didn’t immediately notice the police had arrived to break it up. We snuck out and later reconnected through mutual friends and began song writing together.
Q: How did The Wyle Band get their stage name?
A: So I (C.C.) had come up with this mantra "With Your Life's Energy". It was something I always said, sort of like a pep talk before any audition or show. Then I (James)
liked and adopted this idea and together we claimed it as our namesake and now our band name.
Q: What are the group’s musical influences? What artist(s) Do you draw the most influence from?
A: We are influenced by so much. James is really into the 60's rock and classic wild west film scores. His influences include Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Stax records. C.C. always found herself drawn to strong melodies with some soulful grit behind them, with artists like Creedence Clearwater Rival, Annie Lennox, Gwen Stephanie, Pink, Chris Cornell, and Adele.
Q: Do you remember your first gig? If so, what was that performance like?
A: Our first performance as The WYLE Band was at a house party in Los Angeles. We were so loud that we thought for sure the cops were gonna show up. We got lucky because the neighbors weren’t home.
Q: What's the process like of creating music in the studio?
A: Studio time for us often starts with either a lyrical or an instrumental idea that we share with the other. This is the foundation for the back n' forth of the creativity flow for a new song for us. Typically C.C. writes most of the lyrics and melodies and James writes the instrumental parts and arrangements. It really is a give and take as we both contribute to all aspects of our music and art together.
Q: What is the group current plans? Are you pushing any new music or have any new shows coming soon?
A: We’re currently recording our 3rd EP and recently we've been fortunate to be endorsed by Mojave Audio, which is a kick @ss company. We are using our new microphone from them for these songs.
Our next upcoming show is Oct.15th with RAW in Nashville, TN. They host really cool shows nationally which consist of local artists showcasing live music performance, a live fashion show, and art goods. It's a pretty large event with all sorts of media outlets there. So it's a great show to go check out and see. Link to tickets: http://www.rawartists.org/nashville/merge
Q: How can we find The Wyle Band online?
A: To checkout our music, upcoming shows, and other info. you can go to our website http://www.thewyleband.com
Q: What advice would you give a band coming up?
A: To bands coming up our advice would be to find their own sound and to hone it. There will always be obstacles, but realize that nothing good comes easy so keep at it. You will have some accomplishment if you keep on going.
Q: Any final words or shout outs?
A: Thank you to the positive forces in our lives that help us to continue pursuing this dream and to Avrah who has shared with us so much wisdom.