MP! Interviews: Riley from Before You Exit chats with us about touring with The Vamps, fans and skydiving with Taylor Swift

ICYMI Boyband trio extraordinaire Before You Exit went on tour with Christina Grimmie and now are ready to join The Vamps! This is exciting!

We caught up with Riley from the band to find out their music icons, what we can expect from their next tour with The Vamps, their fans and a possible skydive session with Taylor Swift, can we join?

Hey guy Riley! How would you describe your music?
We’re a pop band with rock and many other influences that also come into our music. We’ve always been songwriters above anything and we love putting our own experiences into the lyrics and our melodic tendencies definitely stem from a lot of the music that we grew up listening to.

How did the idea of a band come about? 
Connor was actually the first one to really get into music and then me and then Toby. It was a pretty natural progression and eventually became all that we ever wanted to do.

Who inspires you musically?
Whether it’s Led Zeppelin or Red Hot Chili peppers or Michael Jackson, we’ve always been inspired from all different artists and genres.

You’re going on tour with The Vamps soon, how excited are you? 
We’re super excited to tour with The Vamps and we sense a feeling that this tour will just be one big party. We’ve been good friends with those dudes for a while and we’re super stoked to finally play some shows all around the U.S. with them.

Will you be pranking them on tour?
That shouldn’t even be a question :)

What’s one moment in the band you will never forget? 
Last year we were able to a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and I don’t think we could ever forget it. Growing up as kids we would watch the parade every year and dream of being able to ride through New York streets on one of those floats. To be able to say that we did is insane.

What is one goal you have for the band? 
To make a difference.

How would you describe your fans? 
Our fans are the biggest supporters of this band and we don’t know where we’d be without em.

You guys are from Orlando, what’s the best thing about living there?
Orlando is a great escape from the craziness sometimes and it just feels like home.

What can we expect from you guys this year? 
Music. Music. Music. Tour. Tour. Tour.

Will you be coming back to the UK anytime soon? 
We’d love to. We were actually just there for the first time in February and we’re already anxious to go back.

Sky dive with Taylor Swift or scuba dive with Sam Smith? 
Skydive with Taylor Swift because why not?

iTunes or Spotify? 

Beach day or theme park? 
We love both, but would have to say theme park.

All you can eat buffet or extravagant 3 course meal? 
All you can eat buffet because the more food the better.

Forget the lyrics to your own song on stage or have word vomit in front of your idols?
Forget the lyrics to your own song because we’ve all accidently done that already haha.

Thanks Riley!

Before You Exit are supporting The Vamps on their US tour, if you fancy heading along, buy tickets right here.

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