Interviews: InGhosts

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the  Post-Hardcore/Rock band InGhosts from USA. Check out the interview and this band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Kenway: There was no initial plan, per say. Tyrus and I talked about it and spat some ideas out, this one stuck with us. The idea was that ghosts don’t have any secrets, it’s a portrayal of the honesty we try to have as artists. Once someone is gone, we learn so much about them, and we tend to remember the good over the bad. It’s about what’s real, and what’s not.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Tyrus: Our genre is pretty accepted in our area. I grew up listening to it. I saw it as an opportunity to try and change or reinvent the genre with what I can offer to it with my voice.

Kenway: Honestly, at least as far as my part goes the genre is just kind of what existed in me, more or less. I don’t write for a particular sound, I sit down in a quiet room with a guitar and what comes out, comes out. The first record was a mashup of some things I had written for a previous band and then some things that represented what I felt like after leaving that band. The new songs we’re releasing now are the first that were really written “as” InGhosts, and they sound completely different, and that’s okay.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Tyrus: Mike has worked with me on past projects. We’ve both been around our area playing music for awhile. Probably too long at this point.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Tyrus: My musical taste has never been consistent. I listen to most anything. Ive always liked He is Legend. I appreciate what they’ve done with their genre and the hardships their career has had to endure. A close second was always Anberlin. Both bands were and are lyrically ahead of their time.

Kenway: I have so many favorites, it’s hard to really nail anything down. A huge part of my formative years with music were spent listening to Metallica and Foo Fighters, but also bands like My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, Paramore, etc. Sevendust is one that’s always been decades ahead of their time, and I have some pretty huge guilty pleasures in artists like Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Hayley Kiyoko.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Tyrus: I can draw inspiration from a lot of places. Im a pretty big film nut. There’s a lot to take in from good film. I consider lyrical inspiration as a learning experience. I enjoy conversation with people and learning from their life experiences as much as my own. I think the greatest foundation to lyrical inspiration is being observant and aware. And don’t block any of your natural senses in life.

6. Where would you like to act?

Both: Anywhere, everywhere. The best part of being in a band is traveling the world and meeting new people.

7. Whom would you like to feature with?

Tyrus: I’ve had this bizarre dream to somehow be featured in a Tom Waits song. That would be an incredible experience. And also to that respect, probably haunt the rest of my life.

Kenway: I’d love nothing more at this moment to get to do something with In Hearts Wake or Architects.

8. Whom not?

Kenway: I feel like the only political correct answer here is “Nickelback” but even then, if you think I’d pass that up you’re out of your mind, haha!

9. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Tyrus: I was typically the class clown, there’s not really much that frightens me in the light of people. Advice for beginners? Seriously, just don’t ever stop. You will have bad shows the rest of your career, but if you stop you’ll never have good ones.

Kenway: Not really, to be honest. For a long time I don’t think I even knew what nerves were. Performing is one of the few times walking around on this planet that I feel like I get to be 100% myself, so I’m usually just excited.

10. What bands have inspired you the most?

Tyrus: Bands with incredible frontman energy are what I like. The more eccentric the better. At the Drive-In, fever333, Foo Fighters. Even back further to Queen and The Doors.

Kenway: Similar answer, honestly. Bands that try to do more than just stand still and play songs about drinking and getting high. Have purpose, believe in it, and act on it. Saosin, letlive. The Color Morale. There was a band from my area called doctor!doctor! when I first discovered the local scene that changed my perspective on performance forever.

11. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Tyrus: My babies

Kenway: Someone asked me if they could have my shoes, once. Funny enough if I had owned more shoes at the time I’d have probably given them to her.

12. What do you think of your fans?

Tyrus: I wouldn’t be almost 30 and still playing in this band if it wasn’t for them.

Kenway: Same. Making a difference in people’s lives, no matter how small, is why I do what I do. Keep moving forward.

13. What do you think of our site?

Kenway: Honestly, I think we need more communities like this online. The best part about the internet is that people can find and connect with other people who like the same things they like – and that’s exactly what this is. Keep it up, all.

14. Something add?

Thanks again for talking to us! You can find all of our tour dates on our Facebook page ( and you can follow us on all social platforms. Be sure to catch us out on the road in December (dates to be announced soon).

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