It has been a while but here it is for round 5, another crew love! This one is featuring a very good friend of mine Kyle Hartland. This guy has been on the road for years so I am sure you have seen him either in NJ at lovcal shows, on tour with Every Avenue or more recently on Vans Warped Tour hustling away at the Fueled By Ramen tent!
Check out his interview below as well as some fun pictures of him from tour I have put in the gallery!
When did you first realize you had such a love for music?
Ever since i was a little Kyle, my parents bought me to a bunch of Jackson Browne shows etc
When/how did you first start touring?
It's been awhile, I did my first tours in 2005 with friends bands from the area and from there I grew and met amazing people along the way which put me in the position I'm at today.
You have worked with a few different bands, do you feel it is all the same?
Definitely not, touring is like hanging with your best friends 24/7 if you find the right band, if not its like hanging with that weird kid from 6th period because you had no plans for the night. Overall it's a job, just better to do it with people you love!
Define YOUR perfect tour.
The Hold Steady, Copeland, Phantom Planet , Neil Young with The Kooks opening.
Describe what the average day is like on the road as a band member and a a crew member.
Crew members day depending on the tour for myself is usually wake up, grab breakfast in the lobby, if there's time swim if not shower, load in, count in etc aka work work work while band members mostly sleep...lunch...sit around..you get the picture haha
What memory stands out to you the most from being on tour?
Can I say those? The drunken wild nights always stand out.
Do you have any favorite states or venues that you prefer?
Favorite cities are Denver, Philadelphia and anywhere in Orange County really. My favorite venues are probably 9:30 club in DC, The Norva in VA or Maxwells in Hoboken NJ.
If you could design the "TOUR BUS OF ALL TOUR BUSES" what would it look like, inside and out!
Double slide outs and a back lounge hot tub tub!!
What is your next step/goals of 2012?
I just finished up WarpedTtour, I leave for tour in South America with Every Evenue early September then throwing in the touring towel. It's been a amazing run, just my bones are old!
Any last words for everyone checking this out??
Don't be an asshole, respect everything unless they give you a reason not to!
Also Check Out My Past "Crew Loves"
#1: Jake Campbell
#2: Dylan Dagan
#3: Sal Torres
#4 Christian Skirmont