-Interview- Ayo (9/28/15)

Ayo looks to make rock music fun again.


Houma, LA based progressive/alternative rock band Ayo gets interviewed and talks about their formation, upcoming plans and much more. Read below.

From: Houma, LA
Sounds like: Progressive/Alternative Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound?

We all pretty much started playing right out of high school. Did the usual cover band routine for a few years. When fans kept telling us we sounded better then the bands we were covering we knew it was time to strike out on our own and do thing. The sound come from an enormous wealth of love for all styles of music. We are trying to blend elements from everything we've ever heard.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

That they just heard and saw a band have fun and who love what they do.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

An entertaining experience of songs they will remember. Songs whose lyrics have meaning and come from life experiences.

4. How has the response been to the "Sticks And Stones" single thus far? How's the new EP coming along? What's your favorite track to play live?

The response to Sticks has been great. It's now on numerous sites like iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify etc. The EP is close. We have one more song called "Borrowed Time" to finish.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

The dream tour for us would be to open up for Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, or Linkin Park.

6. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

Rock is in a good place, like anything in life there are seasons, our sound is whats coming back great riffs, keys and vocals you can understand and fell the emotion of.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Louisiana both locally and state wide?

Not bad, we are slowly moving up the "rock n roll food chain" lol. We've played the House of Blues New Orleans, Hard Rock Cafe, and next month The Rougarou Fest in our hometown which was voted by USAToday to be one of the top 10 costumed festival in the country!

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

It's a shame but there will always be the diehard bands like us who dont care about the money and play for the love of the music.

9. What’s next for Ayo?

Keep grinding out new tunes, we've got a boatload of ideas in the hopper and playing live shows for the people we love.

10. Any shoutouts?

To all the great bands that have let us open for them and our good friends Abigails Ghost, Era9, Brother Grey, and Cathercist.