Interview with Doyle (voc+guitar) of Delilah Daybreaks and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
Doyle: I am a singer and guitarist in a band called Delilah Daybreaks from Minneapolis Minnesota, and I also help write a lot of the lyrics for the band.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Doyle: I’ve been in love with music as long as I can remember, I started playing guitar around age 10 and I started writing my first songs about two years after that.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Doyle: Well as far as musical influences I would say Matt Skiba, Henry Rollins, and Corey Taylor and the non-musical ones are kinda just people with extremely high motivation who I more or less admire. The first ones that come to mind are Michael Jordan, and Pat McAfee, simply for their dedication to what they do and their constant craving for success.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
Doyle: My biggest music dream would be to be able to tour and get by simply by doing that, and my goals are honestly kind of the same thing. I would honestly say living off the music I get to help make is the biggest goal.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
Doyle: I write most of the lyrics for the songs at the moment. The topics are different for each song but they all are about real experiences and feelings and not holding back whatever is going on in my life or whatever has been on my mind.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
Doyle: We try to use word of mouth as much as possible because it’s such a tried and true method.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
Doyle: I think it just is what it is at this point, sure artists don’t make a ton off of that but it just is what it is. It’s the world we live in and I think artists trying to fight it are only really hurting themselves.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
Doyle: I wish I wrote I miss you by Blink-182, think of how big that song has been over the past 15 years. I think almost everyone in my high school knew that chorus or Tom’s verse in my high school. What that song has done is super cool, it started out as a radio staple, then it turned into a meme and a radio staple so it had this really cool comeback and I think that is something very few songs do.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
Doyle: Loud chewing, that is just one of those things that just make me want to rip my ears off. I have a lot of pet peeves that are just obnoxious sounds. Lip smacking, is another big one and it’s just gross and makes my whole body hurt.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
Doyle: This one isn’t really about any number we have hit or any show we played but it was a massive moment in a show. I’m pretty sure it happened in 2018? We were playing a show at the Depot in Hopkins Minnesota, there wasn’t a ton of people there but my dad was there. We were playing Whatever and I remember looking back to where my dad was and seeing him saying the words to the song, that was a moment where I was just taken back and I felt everything in me go “OH S**T! THAT’S AWESOME!”
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
Doyle: Right now the band is trying to work on an EP, and we are trying to have it be our best songs yet. We haven’t really written anything this collaborative before and I think it’s going to be something different and absolutely awesome.
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
Doyle: We are all over streaming and We are currently working on some stuff to increase our online presents.
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