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Interview with Aaron Wylder
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
My grandfather bought me a piano when I was 8 years old. I absolutely loved the thing. Couldn’t take my hands off of it. I suppose that started my musical journey. I think if I wasn’t making music, I would be in some cushy office job trying to make money to buy cool guitars.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I love to go the gym and go running as well. Keep the body and mind healthy! I used to play a lot of rugby so I am used to structure and routine. I think this helps me get the best out of myself creatively. When I am writing, I have normally gotten some of that surface frustration out by working out. This way I can focus on what really matters to me.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music since I was 8 years old ,but I’d say I became a real songwriter only in the last few years.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia!
Victoria has been good to me. There are a lot of places to play and develop as a young artist.
Tell me about your most memorable shows, if you haven’t played live what is your vision for a live show?
I have had a couple pretty memorable ones so far. But I find there is a moment in every show that is worth remembering.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
At the moment, playing at The Duke Saloon is a hell of a time. I’m looking forward to playing at Capital Ballroom when the time comes.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Oooo that is a great question. If I could play on a line up with anyone right now it would be to open for the Sam Roberts Band. I don’t care where, it would legendary.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into making music and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
At the moment, Don’t Let Me Down kind of feels like my anthem. Really fun to play live and I love the reaction from the crowd.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Don’t Let Me Down
What is your creative process, and what inspires you to write your music?
To be honest, I am pretty much always writing. The songs just come to me when they are supposed to. I always have the guitar in my hands so when I feel inspired I can just start writing.
Do you have messages that you like to get across in your music, if so please tell me about them?
Don’t take yourself too seriously
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
There is a new EP in the works.. First single coming soon….
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Following me on Instagram and Spotify is great, you’ll get all the cool updates there!