The “College of Charleston Gives Back Rock Concert” is a benefit concert that is held in order to help raise money for Carolina Studios. Carolina Studios is a non-profit organization that provides a safe after school program for Charleston County students who are taught how to express themselves in the form of music. The concert featured local artists such as Shannon Vogt, The Dunder Chiefs, Tom Mackell, Donnie Dies, Tyler Boone and The Sun-Dried Vibes but there was only one I was interested in seeing. That guy was Tyler Boone.
Tyler and his band came on stage around 10:45 right after the band Donnie Dies. Their music was upbeat and the crowd was definitely getting it with their…let’s just say “weird” dance moves but you could definitely tell they were having a good time. I really enjoyed myself and I would have to say “Don’t Forget My Name” and “Home” were my two favorite songs that he played. If you would like to have a new artist to listen to, definitely consider Tyler Boone!
Below is the interview I did with Tyler Boone a little over a year ago.
Me: Who inspired you to become a musician?
Tyler: My first experience of wanting to be a musician was me coming home from FYE music record store at the mall and buying all the Blink-182 records and reading all the liner notes just wanting to be Tom Delogne. Blink-182 will forever hold a special place in my itunes.
Me: What do you like about Charleston?
Tyler: I moved to Charleston when I was 6 years old and have moved to Columbia, SC and Washington State and have always came back. I am so engulfed with the music scene here and how beautiful South Carolina is, especially in the lowcountry. My family lives in San Diego, California and I can’t even imagine moving out there and leaving this town I call home. Charleston has been great to me and just can’t seem to be leaving it yet. I hope to call this place always my home.
Me: If you could play at any venue in the world where would it be and why?
Tyler: If we could ever get the chance to play on a stage at the annual Eric Clapton Crossroad’s festival, I could die immensely happy.
Me: Favorite song right now?
Tyler: 3000 Miles – The Dirty Guv’nahs
Me: Have you ever had a crazy dream? If so explain it
Tyler: I’ve had crazy dreams after taking Nyquil night-time cough medicine…I’m not aloud to take anymore of it. Ha!
Me: Have you ever been walked up to and asked for an autograph?
Tyler: Yes, and one of the most amazing times was when I was in Charlotte at The Chop Shop in Noda and I had someone approach me and ask for my autograph and also explain to me how “All Of This” got them through hard times in their life. One amazing moment I will never forget.
Me: If you could travel the world where would be your first destination?
Tyler: If I could go to Germany and Ireland and come straight back to Charleston, that would be awesome.
Me: Do you like sports?
Tyler: Oh yes, love Carolina Football and the Saints. “Who Dat”
Me: How do you describe your personality?
Tyler: I would say I am always in the best of moods and I am always looking to keep myself with a smile on.
Me: Have you met a celebrity before? If so who was it and how did you react?
Tyler: When I got to meet Ed Sheeran early this year, that was one awesome handshake. He was such a nice and humble guy, it really did make you appreciate him even more.
Me: What do you want out of life?
Tyler: I want to be able to call myself a full time musician and be successful enough to even take time off and still be able to pay my bills.
Me: If you could describe yourself in one word, what word would that be?
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