Meet Your Musician: Your Robot Overlords
Editor’s Note: The Vail Daily features local musicians in a series called “Meet Your Musician” so you can learn a little more about the voices behind the tunes. If you are a local musician and would like to be part of this series, please email Tricia Swenson ([email protected]) and Sean Naylor ([email protected]).
Q: What is your stage/group name?
A: Our group name is Your Robot Overlords.
Q: How would you describe your style of music?
A: Our number one goal is to host live music events that people want to show up and dance to. Our musical style has reached a wide range from new wave and punk to classic slow dance rock ‘n roll and calypso.
Q: What instrument(s) do you play with your band members?
A: Audrey Ste-Marie plays guitar A and flute, while Bob Aubrey gets weird on guitar B. Robert “Robo” Harrell likes to be really loud and beat the living snot out of our drums, while Kyle Pelletier brings simultaneously extravagantly smooth bass lines into the mix. David Pleshaw’s lead mouth sounds really bring the whole band together.
Q: How long have you been playing in the Valley?
A: Our first concert was last summer.
Q: Where have you played in the valley?
A: Route 6 to Eagle-Vail every few months and a few private parties. Ollie, we love you!!! Tip your bartenders!
Q: What is your dream location (in the valley or elsewhere)?
A: We would love to play any major city event. Play on a big stage, get ready for a big tour, but that hasn’t happened yet. We would appreciate any venue in Vail proper that would give us a gig.
Q: What other styles of music do you (and your band members) listen to?
A: Dave hasn’t listened to music since the 90s. Kyle likes death metal on the ukelele. Robo listens to anything but ukulele death metal. Bob listens to Audrey, and Audrey is our top listener on Soundcloud.
Q: How does the music scene in Vail Valley compare to other places you’ve played?
A: The only place we played outside of the valley was at Keystone. However, we believe we have attracted more fans of our music.
Q: What can the public expect from one of your performances?
A: A very good time. Seriously. That’s our whole mantra. Slow dance, crowd surfing, slam dance, disguises, laughter… we’re really after it. Do you want to have a really good time?
Q: Where can readers see a list of your upcoming shows?
A: Our next show is a Galaxy Party on Tuesday, August 23 on Route 6 in Eagle-Vail. We’re going to play some songs that people haven’t heard yet. We can’t reveal our next show just yet, but keep an eye out for a weird new flyer that might pop up at one of your favorite local establishments. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to be notified of our upcoming events.
Q: Anything else we should have asked, anything else you’d like to share?
A: We’re the first snow skate band you’ve never heard of, and we did a music video called “Made in America” for July 4th. Check it out on YouTube by searching “Made In America Music Video” by Your Robot Overlords.