1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
-Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter): My mother was an 80’s rocker and a musician. There was always good tunes playing in our house. The first tape I ever bought was Radiohead, I was obsessed with “Creep” when it first came out, the moment I heard it is something I will always remember. Then with the 90’s grunge scene explosion impacting my childhood so much I knew I wanted to be a musician too, so my mom bought me my first guitar when I was 11.
-Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I started performing at the age of 8 playing the piano at the local theatre. Music genes run in my family, as my father used to be a jazz piano player and my grandmother used to be a radio singer and a TV host. My biggest reason to embrace rock music came when I was 11 years old and I saw David Bowie the first time on the TV. He looked like someone from another planet and his image inspired me, as many others around the world, to pursue a career in music.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
– Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter)
90’s grunge played a big part and then I started getting into heavier bands around 12-13 yrs old. I listened to a ton of industrial and metal. I’d have to say NIN was my biggest influence, still to this day, no one has touched me the way Trent Reznor’s lyrics have, that’s why I think it’s so important to keep alive the artistry of meaningful lyrical content. If music doesn’t make you feel something then what’s the point?
– Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I grew up listening to the 90’s rock. Bands like STP, NIN, Korn, Deftones, Marilyn Manson. I’ve always had a thing for bands with a strong stage image and anti conformist lyrics and attitude. Electronic music has also had a huge influence on me: The Prodigy on top of everyone else.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
– Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter) : I performed all over Los Angeles for a couple years in my old band, I used to sing and play guitar in tiny cafes or art galleries as a high schooler. After being in a couple bands that eventually fell apart I took a long break from music and wrote scripts for a couple years. Until I met Brandon who told me, “you’re not done with music yet”. I think he was right.
– Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I started touring with my first relevant project “Brandon Ashley & The Silverbugs” when I was in my early twenties. We toured all over Europe, Russia, India and Indonesia. I look at those years as the primal incarnation of the artist who I have become these days. I was always angry and high on something, I used to do things I thought rockstars were supposed to do. Once I grew up, I came to realize that the gift of creating music was given me to get over my teenage fears and to become the musician I’ve always wanted to be.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
This EP will be the first release for Corlyx and we will begin touring this spring! Anyone interested in dates and venues can check out our website:
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter) : So far for me I’d have to say playing at “Crazy Girls” which is a bikini strip club on Sunset blvd in Hollywood. Something about having girls spinning on a pole while you rock out is super entertaining. The way I see it for me, I’m just getting started so to be continued….
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Absolutely check out our website, we have all our social media links, music, videos, press, photos and givaways on there. Plus other rad content.
You can purchase on iTunes our first single “Starlet” at the following link:
Watch “Starlet” music video on YouTube here: