Thank god it’s Friday! We’re here to celebrate with an awesome band called West & Run from Grand Rapids, Michigan! Up on stage you can find Ryley Grayson (Vocals/Guitar), James Reinhardt (Drums/Vocals), Adam Pulaski (Guitar), and Taylor Robida (Bass)! Ryley took a break from jamming and answered our questions!
Is there a story behind your band? The guys all met in High School, and quickly found out they had similar musical interests. Together they decided to take the music to the next level, and create West & Run! They began writing their own music, rehearsing, and playing gigs. Now, they’ve even their first album entitled, ‘Ms. Direction.’
Where does your band name come from? Ryley explains, “The name comes from an old Western saying which represents choosing a direction in life and going with it. ‘West and run…’ -Sam Douglas, 1963”
How would you describe your fans? West & Run describes their fans as “very cool”.
What’s your style? West & Run is a pop/rock band.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Ryley would title the book “Meet the WAR Boyz”.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Ryley struggled to build West & Run from the ruins of the group they were previously in. He comments, “We had no choice but to rebuild. That was a lot of pressure; but it all came together.”
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Ryley couldn’t think of any specific think he would like to learn but added, “We are learning so much as we go. It’s difficult to only focus on one.”
How do you say “hello”? Ryley responded, “Hey, what’s up?”
It’s your last hour on Earth. What are you going to do? Ryley says that West & Run’s goal is to “continue to push ourselves and create success with what we have.”
Summer or Winter? Ryley likes the summer time!