Brothers Andrew and Preston Wilmot have had a passion for music and have been playing together ever since they could remember. They began playing in various teen bands around LA in 2010. Since then, they been writing, recording, and gigging all over Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Over the last several years they have rocked the stage countless times at venues including The Roxy, The Whisky a Go Go, The Mint, The Federal Bar, The Canyon Club and other clubs and charity events throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. In 2016, they were selected as one of the top 49 young emerging artists in the entire country by The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. Through this honor, they rocked the stage at the legendary Wiltern Theater in a concert that highlighted seven Los Angeles area bands. Later that year, they were selected by The Live the Dream Tour Foundation as one their ReverbNation “30 Artists To Watch” and were honored as VIPs at their Foundation gala.
In January 2017, Vital Noise were chosen by the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation to be the opening act for the notable NAMM JAM 2017 concert, produced by Delve Texas. They played in front of a large music industry rock and roll crowd along with the metal giants LIKE A STORM, and world famous rockers BUCKCHERRY. They received rave reviews from the crowd and the rock press that attended the event.
Shayne recently asked some question of the band, as part of our on-going “Introducing..” series.
What does the band name mean to you?
Honestly, we came up with it when we were very young and thought it sounded cool, and we’ve just stuck with ever since.
Where is the band based?
We are based in Los Angeles, CA.
How long have you been together?
We have been together since 2013
What style of music do you play?
We play hard rock/ metal.
Give us the story of the bands formation.
Our singer/ guitarist, Andrew, and our bassist, Preston are brothers and have been playing together since they were both very young. Ever since then, we have played with several different drummers along the way.
Tell us about your influences.
We are influenced by heavier bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria, and Slipknot, however we are also influenced by more mainstream artists like Post Malone and The Weeknd.
Tell us about your latest release.
Our latest release was our single, “Famous”, which came out late last year.
Where is your music available?
Our music is available on all digital platforms, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.
What are your goals for the bands future?
We just want to try to get our music to be heard by as many people as we possibly can.
If you could share the stage with any other band or artist, who would you chose?
It would be amazing to share the stage with Bring Me the Horizon, we have looked up to them for years now and sharing the stage with them would be absolutely amazing.
What can you tell us about your live shows?
Our live shows are really energetic. We try to get the crowd as involved as we possibly can. If anything else, we just try to get up there and have a good time.
Do you have any upcoming gigs to promote?
We currently are taking a small break from gigging and are focusing on writing and recording new music.
What do you think sets you apart from other bands?
If we’re talking about our genre along. We think that we incorporate a lot more mainstream influences that bands in our genre typically do not, this in turn gives us a greater appeal to a larger amount of people.
Explain why you think a new listener should give your music a go.
A new listener should give our music a go because we have songs that can appeal to everybody. We have heavy bangers that people can bang their heads to, we have the more sentimental ballads when people want to hear something softer, and we have more straight up, middle of the road music that we think people will really like.
What has been your biggest achievement as a band, so far?
We got to open up for Buckcherry, a band we have looked up to for a while. That was a really amazing experience.
What else do you hope to achieve?
We just hope to appeal to as many people as we possibly can and see where it goes.
Where can fans find you online?