1. What's the name of your band? What's the origin of that name?
Violet Nine. Tyler- “The name came to me out of nowhere one day while I was watching Tv. I thought it sounded pretty cool so I just went with it”.
2. What are your names, nicknames and corresponding instruments?
Tyler Kern - Vocals
Kyle Long - Guitar
Brian Derkacs - Drums
Brandon Gregorzek - Guitar
Dave Zimmerman - Bass
3. If you could fill a pool with anything but water, what would it be?
Mountain Dew Baja Blast.
4. What’s an average day like for the band?
We all have day jobs outside of the band, but when we get home we like to unwind, play some of our songs and try to make new ones. We all like to play video games as well!
5. Where/When was your last show, when/where is your next show?
Our last notable show was in Harrisburg with From Ashes To New. Our next show won’t be just one show but a series of performances throughout the country.
6. What are some of the best pranks you as bandmates have pulled on each other?
We always try to find a way to mess with Tyler! He’s the most gullible of the group.
7. How has your music evolved since you first began playing together?
Kyle and Brandon had joined the band after the release of Poison and Bury You Alive. Both coming from more of a metalcore scene they had helped sway the band to a more aggressive style while keeping the rock elements
8. What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite?
We absolutely love meeting everyone who enjoys our music! And we love being able to play our original music and watch people sing along! We can’t really say we have a least favorite part, we would just love to be able to reach everyone with our music
9. If you were a super-hero, what would your power be?
Brian- “My power would be the ability to control animals”
10. What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Be ready for a long hard road of many failures, and a lot of money spent with very little gain at the start. But don’t ever quit.
11. Who are some of your favorite musicians?
Adam Gontier, Zacky Vengeance, Beau Bokan, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, Jacoby Shaddix Just to name a few!
12. What is the craziest thing you have ever received from a fan?
Support! It just blows our minds how many people love what we’re doing and want to see us progress. Coming out to shows, buying our merch, streaming our songs. It’s the best!
13. What song means the most to you and why?
Tyler - “Fever Dreams, this song to me is about the personal struggle I felt with realizing I was not happy in the relationship I was in, and that I wanted something new.”
14. How can people gain access to your music?
15. If you had one thing to say to all your fans, what would it be?
First off, THANK YOU! Second, we love you guys. We want everyone to be supportive of one another, get out to all your favorite bands shows and enjoy your time there. Enjoy each other's company. Lift each other up. Keep Rock strong.
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