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GET TO KNOW CARVERTON HERE FIRST!


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 recall.

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 things."

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 screaming."

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 Belmont.

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 the hype.

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.

Be on the lookout for more on this upcoming band!


 

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