|GET TO KNOW CARVERTON
Meet Carverton, a pop band hailing from
Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Tennessee.
Members include Kyle Yorlets
(vocals/guitar), Michael Curry (guitar),
Sean Wykoski (bass), and Christian
Ferguson (drums). We sat down with the
boys to get the scoop on all things
Carverton. It was their first magazine
interview with the recently formed group,
and everyone was stoked!
What originally started out in 2014 as a
duo, grew into a full band two years
later. Michael and Kyle met back home in
Pennsylvania. At the time Kyle was living
in Nashville and attending Belmont. In
September of 2016 Michael made the big
move to Nashville to further his music
dreams with Kyle.
"It is kind of funny to think about that
Carverton almost wasn't a thing." the boys
Deciding they wanted to add members the
boys put an ad on Craigslist. The site can
be great, but it can also be challenging.
As one can imagine, some of the responses
were not exactly what they were looking
for. The guys remember getting messages
from among others an 8 year old punk
guitarist, and guys in their 50s with 30
years playing some of the best bars in
Nashville to musicians wanting to be
session players. The boys were
getting discouraged until sorting through
all the messages they came across
Christian and Sean. "Somehow we found two
decent looking guys who were doing cool
Kyle grew up singing in choir in primary
school. In high school he was in a
metal screamo band, but decided to change
genres as he got older. "I thought I could
impact more people in music singing than
Sean hails from Michigan, where he played
in other bands. The punk enthusiast of the
band, his influences include All-Time Low
and Blink 182. He met Kyle while attending
They describe their music as pop/punk
driven with hip hop elements, added
breakdowns, rap, and catchy melodies. "For
every song that'll make you cry, there's
another song that will make you laugh."
My personal favorite song of theirs is
called "Hollywood". Though the song pokes
clean fun at LA, the guys confess they
have never been there. "The song is more
about the materialistic mindset rather
than the actual geographical location."
The guys say it's not about how many likes
you get on Facebook or the fame, it's
about being happy with who you are.
The first time the band played
together was at Exit In a few months
back. The band recalls people in the crowd
looking up from their phones when the
music started. "I knew I made the right
decision as soon as we started playing."
After the show some friends wanted to take
a photo with the band, which made the guys
feel like they made an impact that people
wanted them on their social media.
What sets them apart from other bands? Two
things. One, they don't let up, striving
to entertain from the album to the live
show. Two, they don't conform to the mold
that the industry wants. "We're a very
unadulterated band. Whenever you see
somebody truly being themselves you feel
you can relate to them but you can't
because they are so different from you.
It's very unfiltered and uncensored. " The
band surrounds themselves with people that
understand what they want to achieve
and care for them as people.
"There's a difference between what the
industry tells you to do and what it takes
to be successful in the industry. What
separates from something being historical
or a trend. It's the origin and how
genuine it is." The group firmly believes
in being themselves and not buying into
Their debut EP is set to release this
spring. When asked what fans can look
forward to hearing, I was told "Expect a
bunch of genre bending sound that people
haven't heard before." This includes
breakdowns, rapping, classic rock guitar
solos, and a string section.
The guys are super stoked to announce that
they just got confirmed to play at Firefly
Music Festival. They feel it's a great
opportunity to get their name heard, and
are busy getting ready for that show.
The goal for 2017? To quit their day jobs
and pursue music full time. "I think the
band will transition into being a full
time entity by the end of this year."
The guys are having a blast. "We're still
at the point where we're still doing
things we've never done before." I'm told.
"Every little thing that happens is the
most amazing thing."
We talked about following your dreams, and
how easily people give up. "I think a lot
of people don't realize what it entails,
and then they run into their first wall or
cliff and quit." Not these guys. They are
determined, and going to crash through any
wall that gets in their way.
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