What’s the origin of the name The Ready Set?
I made it during a time when I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. It kind of means putting your worries behind you and just being ready to go and do what you want, regardless of consequences.
What genre of music do you consider your work to be?
Straight up pop.
Who are your major influences musically?
Copeland, Daft Punk, some hip hop stuff, the Beatles!
How long have you and the other members known each other and how did you meet?
My touring lineup changes quite a bit, but my current band is the result of myspace connections and friends of friends.
What are your favorite and least favorite venues to play at?
Favorite: The Foundry in Joplin, MO
Least favorite: The Big Dipper in Spokane, WA. That stage was super small. Ha.
What is your favorite aspect of performing?
Seeing people sing my songs and clap along with me. That’s the best feeling in the world!
How important do you think it is for a band to keep in touch with their fans?
Very. It’s one of those things that makes a band memorable. I’ve always thought it was a super important aspect since the beginning. I still try to keep up with Myspace comments and whatnot.
Have there been any shows recently that have been especially memorable?
Definitely a lot on our last tour with Boys Like Girls. Some of the Six Flags shows were crazy; it was the first time we played to that size of crowd.. like 7,000 people. Nuts.
What do you want your fans to take out of your music?
Whatever they can. I hope they take some of my lyrics to heart and I hope my melodies stick in their head!
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Life, love, family, some stories, and a bit of tongue-in-cheek sort of lyrics.
Do you think these topics will change over time?
Definitely. Everything has to grow and progress. If my music isn’t changing, I’m not getting anywhere!
How has your music evolved since you first began playing?
Way less electronic influence. Definitely taking more of a straight up “real” pop approach. I’m doing away with a lot of the fancy vocal effects and stuff as well. I think I’ve become a much better writer ultimately.
What do you think about downloading music for free online? Do you think it has helped or hurt you and your band?
I’m down with it. As long as people are hearing my jams it’s all good!
Would you rather:
Be blind or deaf? Deaf.
Always have to say everything on your mind or never speak again? Never speak again
Be gossiped about or never talked about at all? Be gossiped about.
Not be able to talk or hear for one day? not be able to talk!
Any last words for your fans?
Thanks for being so amazing<3