How was the tour/run that ended 2016? What was the most memorable show?
The run was great! We’re still so new but we’re doing well to get people interested. I’m eager to see what happens in the coming year.Off the top of my head, we played a show in tiny and low basement in a random town in Vermont and it was packed out and full of excited kids. Its that kind of thing we live for. On the opposite side of things, we also played a few packed out venues in Stroudsburg PA & Long Island NY, equally wild parties. I like that we can play house shows and club shows. I’m happy to be anywhere that will have us!
Safety Harbor has over 18,000 views on YouTube and over 65,000 on Facebook. What is your reaction to that?
I’m amazed. Its an honor and I’m so glad people are responding so well to our content. When we started this band, we knew creating videos and keeping a stream of content for fans would be an important part of our plan and I’m so glad its working! It’s alive!
Keep Flying work ethic is unmatched. Where do you find the passion and drive to relentlessly tour and promote your band?
I was taught at a young age that if you’re going to do something “Do it good," as my Dad would say, meaning don’t half ass it. If I’m gonna pursue this, I’m gonna exhaust all options and power I have, and the same goes for my band. As for me, I don’t like a lot of things in this world but I love performing and I love sharing my music with people, and I’ll work to make sure I can keep doing this for as long as I can.
A few band members seem to be involved in some kind of music related activity outside of Keep Flying?
band, does that help or hurt the band? Does it interfere in any way? I think it helps. Although we work at this at all cylinders, i learned its important to participate in other things and focus energies in other places when appropriate. It can interfere a little but I’ve also learned it helps to be amenable to everyone’s lives. Makes for a closer and more understanding group of bandmates.
You released a music video on January 1st - what has been the general reaction to it?
Very positive! As i said, we’re striving to keep videos coming. This video is different from the last one. The last one (Safety Harbor) was more a narrative. This one (Pink Cloud 9) was a compilation of live performances, showing off our energy and mostly our goofiness. The reaction has been great. It feels really good!
What's the plan for Keep Flying in 2017?
We just finished up tracking our 2nd EP! I don’t have a projected release date but we can’t wait to show folks these new tunes. To that end, we’ll be out touring most of the year and shooting more videos. Just plugging along as usual, having a blast!
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