Ayo

Ayo (Rock) - Houma, Louisiana




Ayo was formed in mid 2013. A collection of veterans of the south Louisiana music scene, they began writing their first EP called "The Vision". Debuting songs such as Suffocate, Misery Loves Company, Pieces, to the title track Visual Poetry they began to make their mark on the music world. Drawing on the stylistic influences of Muse, to progressive metal bands such as Rush and Dream Theater.

Upcoming Shows:
9/22/17 - Downtown Houma - Houma, LA (Best Of The Bayou Fest)



"Borrowed Time" EP Review
The band Ayo from Louisiana have recently put out this five track EP and fans of rock music will surely get a kick out of it. The single "Sticks And Stones" opens up the EP and does so in grand fashion. The track is a fantastic showcase of what the band is about. The progressive feel combined with the radio friendly hooks make this a stand out opener and single. "Visual Poetry" begins with a softer synth laden introduction before breaking into a rock ballad sound. The track might be a tad slower than the opener but it's still packed full of emotion and passion that pulls at the heartstrings at the listener. "Suffocate" kicks off with a piano intro before erupting back into the radio rock that was present on "Sticks And Stones". The uplifting track is a hit in the making and doesn't hold anything back. "Otherside" has a more prog rock feel to it as it knows when to pick up the pace and when to slow it down. It sets things up perfectly for the closer "Borrowed Time". "Borrowed Time" has an epic rock ballad feel to it. The track wraps up the EP perfectly and unfortunately as the track says "this is the end". Five tracks is nearly not enough.

Verdict:
Ayo's "Borrowed Time" EP hits the mark with five tracks of radio friendly progressive rock.

-Interview- (6/10/17)
1. Your "Borrowed Time" EP has been out for a little while now. What do you want listeners to take away from it?

We would like listeners to hear songs with a message. For example in the song "Borrowed Time" it says "So cross the center line, give yourself a better view, and you never change your mind, I'm only working on borrowed time." In life sometimes you have to take chances and cross the center line and go head on into the traffic, and if you never change your mind you are working on borrowed time until you crash.


2. What was the inspiration for the cover art and who designed it?

Troy Guerrero our guitarist designed the EP cover.


3. What artists are you currently listening to? Any acts you recommend that people should check out?

I've been listening to a lot of new artists on octane channel of Sirius radio. I like Gemini Syndrome and Of Mice and Men.


4. What was the last concert you went to as a fan?

The last show I attended as a fan was Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI in Dallas. They were all amazing.


5. What's next for Ayo?

We have a lot in the works. We are writing and self producing our next EP titled "Obsessions" due out in the fall. We are playing two songs titled "Blend" and "Obsessions" currently. We've played the House of Blues a few times and are playing some festivals in the fall like Beast of the Bayou and Voodoo.