“The music business has been… just as rewarding as it’s been a kniving gamble. Nevertheless, if you have the ability to make cool songs, that’s art. And that has to be captured! To me that’s how it is.”- @PilotHayesBand
Listen to the Live Interview:
Episode #329 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/06/02/episode-329-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW PILOT HAYES
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
The music business has been… just as rewarding as it’s been a kniving gamble.
Pros…. people like your music.
Cons….more people than that dislike your music.
Pro… you get almost everything in life for free.
Con… that doesn’t mean it’s the highest quality stuff.
Nevertheless, if you have the ability to make cool songs, that’s art. And that has to be captured! To me that’s how it is.
Social media is…
excellent because it bridges the gap between wanting to talk to everyone and no one at the same time. My problem is using it too much… I’ve weaned myself away though.
Singles vs an album…
Singles is easier. I’d rather make one single at a time because it focuses on one solid idea. I think I will market singles from now on. Albums tell a story but with singles…. I can think far less into it. It’s one song. Then the next.
Do you find that there is to much emphasis on being current and trendy
or Is there a balance that you have found helpful in your artistic decisions… With me it’s easy. I make indie music because that’s who I am. Doing what I like.
My personal definition of success is….
Getting my art to the largest amount of people possible.
I am proud of…
When people buy my burnt music disc from me, at a table, after I play my songs…. I feel goldenly successful.
My over all goal for my life & career is…
To make art in the wildest parts of the world…. Give my fans the best music possibles and land some parts in some movies.
3 Ways that I challenge myself…
1) Run further everyday
2) Play music everyday
3) Learn all the time
MY EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF MUSIC…
ALL BEGIN WITH a snare drum in the basement, or an acoustic guitar in a bedroom. We were very lucky to grow up with musical instruments being passed in our direction. My pops made me take guitar lessons and practice chords most days after school -before I could go ride bikes in the woods.
The Fast Lane…
I had been in L.A. Winter 2014 when I decided I was ready to get on to something new and different. The road was the way there. This song was designed to pump one up for the great wide open. A feel good spring jam. As most of my songs start off as improvisations – this one was more pieced together. The purpose was, I wrote it to foreshadow those upcoming travels, as you can hear in the lyrics. “Hollywood in my rear view”. I recorded and tracked it in Hollywood in the tour bus. I laid down the guitar melodies and it seemed as though everything else fell into place. I’m still not satisfied with some of the tracks but it’s all said and done. I’ll never be truly happy with those dang recordings! It’s a curse!
That same week of recording this song I met fellow artists (way beyond me) Brandy, Justin Beiber, and Wiz Khalifa. That was a touch of the LA MUSIC SCENE.
Buy the song, support the artist:
The single best thing one can rely on with my music is inconsistency...
Every song will never be as sane as the last. I will strive to make them all different. This album, and all the music I make plays a quaint little role in capturing a place in my life. A time I had at a place on earth. That’s all it is. A freeze frame. In the form of a melody. A song. A catch phrase. I was (and still am) kind of clueless about music but it seems to happen so easy for me it’s wondrous sometimes. Most nights I can pick up a guitar, press record and wallah…. a new song appears.
If my record does any three (3) things to the listener, they are
1. Inspire 2. Think 3. Excite and lastly….. 4. Make them forget their problems.
I move and travel most of the year but currently I reside in Charlotte, NC. The coolest thing to do there: Paramounts Carowinds. Without a doubt. There is a smaller music scene here. It’s not something. I’d hype up. To me it’s there, but you have to go find it. You have to know the ins. Other than that it’s the major acts passing thru and filling up the grand amphitheater.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
Prince. He was an actor – musician. That’s me goin’, “Hey how was that?”
I am most afraid of… DEADLY SNAKES!