Meet Me At The Skyline has been coming together as a band for a few years now, but this time last year, the band made it official. Fast forward to today, Meet Me At The Skyline, is making a great first impression on the Michigan music scene, gaining fans in a different way.
Meet Me At The Skyline passes out free EP’s after each concert they perform, attracting fans and introducing them to their music, without the $9.99 price tag. The band is also using social media to help make their mark on the music scene. “Social media gets our music out there a lot faster than what we can physically do. It makes it readily acceptable to anyone who wants to listen,” said Todd of Meet Me At The Skyline.
The band has incorporated older pop rock influences such as Blink-182 and newer sounds like that of All Time Low, to create an interesting pop-rock vibe that is refreshing for fans. I had the opportunity to interview Meet Me At The Skyline, the entire interview is below.
C: When did Meet Me At The Skyline come together?
S: We started out a totally different band then what we are today. We had a couple of line up changes along the way. Nick and Joey were buddies in high school and got together to play Blink-182 covers for a grad party. I(Todd) ended up meeting them through a friend of a friend and we started to play talent shows under the name “Friends With Benefits.” We knew we had to change drummers and after a few phone calls, Mike agreed to join the band. We changed our name to “Meet Me At The Skyline” and after one week of practice, we played our first show on New Years Day of 2012 in our buddies basement.
C: What would you consider to be some of your most notable musical influences at a younger age?
S: We all kind of grew up listening to pop punk like Blink 182; Green Day and New Found Glory they really influenced our sound. But we listened to a lot of different genres as well.
Meet Me At The Skyline in a few words, how would you describe the band’s musical sound?
We try to combine a lot of pop punk styles to create our own sound. We express our personalities through our music and try and be original when we write.
C: What musical influences do you pull from when you are performing or writing music?
S: We try to be funny but we don’t always succeed. As for our stage presence goes, we try to keep it high energy and fun. We take a lot of influence from All Time Low and A Day To Remember.
C: Meet Me At The Skyline has gained quite a large following in Michigan, what was the process of coming up in the industry like?
S: We play a lot of shows all over the downriver area. We passed out our EP for free so people can listen to it that attend our shows. We also try to be down to earth and real with people who take time out of their day to come see us play.
C: How would you guys as a band describe the Michigan music scene?
S: There are some real genuine bands out their who we respect and enjoy playing with. The people who come to the shows are great. There is a really chill vibe at the venues we play.
C: How do you all as a band feel social media has helped and will continue to help your career?
S: Social media gets our music out there a lot faster than what we can physically do. It makes it readily acceptable to anyone who wants to listen. We use the social media to help promote our band and bug people to come to our shows.
C: What does the future of the band hold?
S: Honestly, we can’t really tell you what exactly will happen. We hope to record our first full length and eventually go on a small tour and play bigger and bigger shows.
C: Anything else you would like to add?
S: We are so grateful to have the opportunity to make music that people want to listen too. Thank you so much to all the people who have been with us since the beginning. It means the world to us and thanks so much for the interview . Much love, Nick Joey, Todd, and Mike.