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INTERVIEW WITH STACEY DAVID BLADES OF CRASHING WAYWARD
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
I started Piano at a very early age of 9. Took heavy lessons for 2 years and then my parents bought me a little acoustic guitar at Christmas. That was it, I was hooked! I was a really good golf player in my teenage years I might have pursued that but Music ran in my veins!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Music is a 24/7 thing for me so I like to disconnect with watching documentaries, catch up with friends or cold beer by the pool.
How long has your band been around?
We started in 2020 right at the beginning of the pandemic
Where are you based and how did that influence your music?
We are based out of Las Vegas, NV but it has no influence on our music
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
We had started under a different name I was trying to hold onto the ashes of that band due to some mild success in the Modern Rock Market. Pete our vocalist said to me it’s to let that go and let’s start fresh with a new name! After a few days Crashing Wayward just came to me and that was it. It was the perfect name very catchy and memorable and modern. It was us crashing forward
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
By far our best show to date was March 18/23. We played at Brook Bowl here in town opening for Puddle of Mudd. We came out swinging and we had the crowd of 2000 people wrapped around our fingers
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
We’ve been playing out of State quite bit in places like Salt Lake City, Nashville and Los Angeles. Lots of great venues out there. For us in town it would be Vamp’d and Brooklyn Bowl.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Stone Temple Pilots, The Killers and The Cult
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Dream Big and be tenacious. Be the best at what you do and don’t give up!
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Read the contract thoroughly before signing it
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
For me it would be Velvets Drawn. A very deep emotional song about splitting up with my wife and her dying shortly after
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Our whole album!
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We have 4 very strong writers in the band so it starts with a song or riff template then to which Pete will add the lyrics and vocal melody. We have amazing chemistry in this band!
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Serious ones but that’s a question for Peter Summit our vocalist who writes all the lyrics. We like to sing about serious subject matters like death, love, loss, mental health, intolerance, etc.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Yes just like any family does!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We are moving along at a great pace. We are ready to keep branching out worldwide and take our music and show around the world!
How can your fans best keep up to date with you, any socials you want people to check out?
Facebook, Instagram, twitter and www.crashingwayward.com Please also follow us on spotify