Looking Back at Year One of PyleStyle Events: Interview with Alicia Pyle
I’ve been trying to get Alicia to sit down with me to record an interview since New Year’s.
Well, I’ve finally succeeded.
Alicia has been performing and booking musicians for events for a long time. But it was just back in September of 2017 that we officially launched PyleStyle Events. Our goal was to bring the best local musicians together to help event coordinators, venue owners, or anyone else make their events fun, memorable, and successful.
Now that it’s been over a year, I thought it was a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, how far we’ve progressed toward our vision, and where we might be headed. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and Alicia has been working ridiculously hard in each of her myriad roles, so I also throw in a question about how she manages to balance everything.
Take a listen and let us know what you think. If you have suggestions for us on who to interview, what questions to ask, or anything else, just leave them in the comment section below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alicia and Dennis talk to the Mad Scatter, Trinell Armour, about how she got into the jazz scene, the musical projects she’s working on, and the role music plays in her life.
Dennis and Alicia interview Paul about his Monthly Muso Nights at the Ruin, his work with Random Change and other groups, and why it's important for artists to get out to shows if they want to make it in the industry.
Dennis and Alicia interview Grim Reaper Guitarist and Content Writer Nick Bowcott about how the music industry has changed over his career, the upsides and downsides of social media, and what true success looks like.
Dennis reads his latest article about how Trump succeeds on social media, not because his tweets are so high-tech or clever, but rather because he does things off social media that make his posts arresting.
Dennis and Alicia talk to vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Damon Mitchell about his new album, his upbringing with music, and his thoughts on the Fort Wayne music scene.
Many artists of all stripes are reluctant to promote themselves because they hate the very idea of marketing. But maybe that's because they have the wrong idea about what good marketing entails.
Dennis interviews Alicia to get a progress report on their business. They discuss the original vision for the company, what some of the biggest disappointments and accomplishments have been, and what she has in mind for the future.
Alicia and Dennis talk to Jon about playing for weddings and other events, how he got into the music-booking business, and what he thinks about the Fort Wayne music scene.
Alicia and Dennis talk to Neso (aka Colin Mick) about his first album, which he's releasing while still a high school sophomore. Colin was once a student of Alicia's, and you'll hear right away what sets him apart from other aspiring musicians his age.
Alicia and Dennis sit down with Jim Amstutz, one of the owners of The Cottage Event Center in Roanoke, to discuss the joys and heartaches of running an event venue.
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