Dear Dad, Yours Truly

Dear Dad, Yours Truly know how to rock things up with their catchy guitar riffs and lyrics- you really can’t help buy start to nod your head (even a little bit). These American guys are no stranger to the band lifestyle and performing in front of big crowds. Despite all that, they still have the down-to-earth attitudes that all fans hope their rocking bands never lose – Doesn’t hurt that these guys aren’t bad-looking either. Check out their awesome and again one of the most informative interviews I’ve received (in particular check out the last random question):

How did you come up with the name?
“Dad” is in reference to the big guy upstairs. Our band name is the beginning and end of a letter to Him. I (Rayon) was watching T.V. bored out of my skull around 3 A.M. since I had just finished resigning from my previous band and was already thinking, “what should I name the next one?” I wanted it to be something big, and I could think of nothing bigger than God. As all of this ran through my head, a hallmark commercial pops onto the screen depicting a child writing a letter to her father. I thought, that’s got to be a freaking sign! So there you have it… “Dear Dad, Yours Truly”.

Tell me a little about yourselves- (So I can stalk you guys)?
Stalk us? Well in that case…
Daniel Rayon/21/Miami, FL, U.S.A./Vocals
Daniel Cartagena/21/Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A./Guitar
Luke Rice/19/Asheville, NC, U.S.A./Bass
Angel Delgado/19/Miami, FL, U.S.A./Drums

What did you guys do before the group started?
We were motionless and void of existence.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Each of us had been in several bands prior to DDYT (with the exception of Cartagena who just jammed a little with friends) but none were successful. I went about the task of relentlessly searching profiles on MySpace for talented musicians that were willing to audition for the band. After nearly 4 months of searching I found the other Daniel. Followed by Luke 2 months after that, and then Angel who replaced the original drummer most recently and became the final piece to the perfect puzzle. Was it hard? More like Exhausting! But well worth it in the end…

Any big plans for the near future?
We definitely have huge plans for the future! Right now we’re working on an upcoming tour to promote our debut album “Between Two Worlds.” As for labels, keep checking in at our MySpace because we certainly have a thing or two up our sleeves. That’s all I can say (:

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Daniel R.- Time is Running Out by Muse
Daniel C.- Inside the Fire by Distrubed
Luke- Break Down by DDYT… and Russian Roullette by 10 Years
Angel- Almost Easy by Avenged Sevenfold

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Daniel R.- My girlfriend
Daniel C.- My cell phone… and guitar.
Luke- My Mark Nason boots
Angel- Drumsticks

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Daniel R.- It’s awesome!!!
Daniel C.- Never take anything personally
Luke- Band chemistry is just as important as musicality
Angel- Patience

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Our Inner Alien. Oh, and Llama

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Although being in a band does have its “perks”, Fame and attention is not the main reason we’re out there. To us it’s about the music and generating a positive message… If the fans decide they want to show up and do something crazy that’s completely up to them.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Top 3 Crazy Concert Moments:
3– Luke almost smacking me in the face with the end of his bass multiple times at different shows.
2– Me accidentally jumping on the other Dan’s pedal and switching him from distortion to clean in the middle of a guitar solo in front of 25,000 people.
1– When we first performed our track “Once More”, and dedicated it to the troops, at one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in Florida. You could see people crying their eyes out by the hundreds. It was one of the most emotional moments of the band’s career.
**Bonus- When that meteorite crashed into the ocean right behind our beach show and caused a massive tsunami that washed tiger sharks onto the city streets and everyone got eaten alive. That was crazy!

Now their songs are available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon Worldwide. I highly recommend everyone who likes Rock to check these guys out- who knows, maybe if there’s enough Aussie fans they might come down our way?

Links:
Dear Dad, Yours Truly MySpace
Dear Dad, Yours Truly Official Site

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One Response to “Dear Dad, Yours Truly”

  1. Sketch Says:

    another link for everyone in Australia to check out…….their Australian street team……….

    http://www.myspace.com/ddytaustralia

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