Interview With The Audible Collective

Where are you from?
Jackson’s Point Ontario Canada
Members and their instruments?
Wade Ryan-Guitar/Bass/Keys/Beat Creation
What does your name mean?
Was a nickname from my wife because I was always looking for the next cool thing to listen to.
What genre do you consider yourself? Why?
Well the easy thing to say is alternative/indie, but I have drawn from so many genres over the years- Rock/Rap/Grunge/Funk/
What drew you to music?
I always had a thing for music since I was a kid, but I really wanted to learn to play the guitar after I had heard Voodo Child (Slight Return) and my mind was blown, I wanted to make the guitar sing like Jimi Hendrix did (not that anyone can touch him in my mind). So I have been walking the melodic trail ever since.
What are some of your most influential bands? Why?
Jimi Hendrix Experience – Nobody plays like him, was just one of those bands that sings to your soul, I could listen to them all day.

SoundGarden- They just had such a hard groovy sound, Chris Cornell voice was a stand out , and Kim Thayil screaming guitar, and their evolution as a band was great to hear.

RadioHead – I think this band has shaped me the most throughout the years, they just keep getting better and better, I can’t even nail down how amazing they have been, they keep redefining what a band or musicians can do. They also were amazing in concert. I would love to meet this crew

Beastieboys/RunDmC – First tapes I bought got them on sale and was mostly cause the they looked cool, but I fell in love with them and so my love of Rap was born. The Beastieboys evolution band was quite amazing to watch unfold, RIP in peace MCA.

I could honestly go on for ever but i will stop here!.
What was your first song?
My first song that I composed was “Something Clicked” in full parts verse/bridge/chorus
What is your song writing process?
Sometimes I have a clear idea in my head , just write notes /verses on my phone (Iphone is good for musicians i believe) or sing them into my phone also. Other times I just jam it out and build a song in layers adding and stripping them till a sound is build around my lyrics , or sing them after the music has been laid down.
How has your music evolved since you began playing?
I am pretty sure as you age you just change, good or bad not sure, but most musicians i think get better with age 🙂 Young and angry is cool but you can’t stay like that forever.
What songs do you perform the most often?
I always get asked to play “Something Clicked”
Do you play any covers?
Know your enemy by Rage Against the machine and Paul Revere by the Beastieboys
Is there a secret meaning in any of your music?
Possibly….the inner workings of the mind come out in musical notes and melodies.
What is your least favorite part of working in music?
Promoting your self on social media, its just so huge now, easy to get lost.
How old were you when you started playing your instrument?
I was 16 years old when I decided to learn to play guitar.
How do you describe your music to people?
Its cool, and groovy and weird. I think I like to challenge what can go into a song, sometimes I burn in flames trying lol.
Are you happy with your current success?
Nope, I would like to gather a following that would sustain me and allow me to music full time.
What is the ultimate direction for your band?
Keep making music as long as I possible can.
What steps have you taken to get there?
I have directed most if not all of my free time into music again, I can only hope it pays off, also branching out and doing alot of collaborations to collect new fans.
What steps do you still have to do?
Are you ever really done ?
How do you feel about the internet and the music business?
Its a love hate relationship, you can get your music out to people you never thought possible but now a days people are bombarded with so many things its easy for things to be passed over, buried under a 1000 tweets with in minutes.
What is your favorite concert you’ve attended?
I am going to to have to say Lollapaloza 1994, with Beastie Boys stealing the show, Ill Communication is still one of my favorite albums of all time!
What do you do besides music?
I do I.T.
What is something you would like to tell your younger self?
Don’t stop , keep your shoulder down and chin up. I think its really important keep a carrot in front of you putting one foot in front of the other.
What is your favorite song? (not by your band)
Wow its going to feel like I cheated on someone lol, I would have to say
What do you wish you spent more time doing 5 years ago?
Creating more music, I took a break for a few years, it ended up being more like emotional suicide, I always feel better when expressing myself in music.
What advice do you have others wanting to start their own bands?
Just do it, but surround yourself with like minded people will make your journey a lot better and more fun.
Any last words?
I would like to thank any and everyone who have supported me through the years and who still may. I also have a few collaborations coming up that I hope my fans will be excited for.

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