Saturday, 30 March 2013

Navy Skies Q&A

Your name:
Kara Gauthier.

Where are you from: 
Toronto, Canada.

Name of band: 
Navy Skies.

Who else is in the band?
Travis Caine (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Cope (drums), Bryan Wychnicki (guitar) and Gary Hazelton (bass).

How would you describe yourselves?
We are a band made up of a bunch of kids that had a strong local punk rock upbringing, so we do have some of those influences in our sound. We are very rock driven with loud guitars and heavy drums, but I try to add some melodic flare through piano and organ. Travis is a storyteller and the band supports those stories with loud rock and roll music.

Who are your main influences musically?
Everyone in the band seems to have similar influences. Bands like the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and Wilco, along with local music that we were brought up on such as The Constantines and Moneen.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
I think we aim to create honest music and make honest connections with our listeners. Connect with people through the stories we tell. We're a band that doesn’t want to be “digitally perfect” and we're best known for our live show. We convey a high amount of energy and interaction in our shows and we want people to experience that through any form of our music. Even when listening to our records we want people to notice little human error or natural inflections in the way each of us individually play. To me it is a more honest approach to music and gives our fans a more personal connection to our songs.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
We've had the honour to play in some great places with some truly talented bands, but for me it is getting emails and messages from people who say they really connect and love our music. It's a great feeling for someone to really connect with your work and get excited with you for what the band’s future has in store.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I can take some bad nights pretty personally. I don’t really want to forget those bad nights but I wish I had a better attitude about it at the time.

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
I’m sure everyone in the band would say something different but I would say “Cut My Teeth”. It’s a song that came at a time when the band really started to understand our sound. I think it represents the band we are today and where we are going with our songs, lyrically and musically.

Where can we listen to it?
We recently released “Cut My Teeth” as a digital 7”.  We recorded it live off the floor and we couldn’t be happier with the way it  turned out.  You can check out the recent release here: or

Where can we find out more about the band?
You can check out our bandsite at, and through social media at: and

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