We had the good fortune of connecting with Brendan Lyons and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brendan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
We are all heavily invested in making art and putting something worthwhile into the world. Our band gives us this opportunity. We take pride in knowing that what we make is unique in our domain, especially as we engineer ourselves as well, which is a skill-set several of us hope to refine and use down the line, potentially to help other artists.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Honestly, we feel that we have a lot more challenges to overcome to get to where we would like to be as professionals and artists! With that said, we’re very proud of our new Double EP we released in October, 2020, and the very positive response we’ve gotten even in the climate of the pandemic. There were a lot of challenges along the way and it definitely felt like we felt like we bit off more than we could chew at times. Bringing on a four-piece horn section, and painstakingly making sure everyone in the band had fair say in our mixing process, for example. Taking the time to make sure we were happy, we think, shows in the final product! The process of making the record has certainly made us more efficient, and excited for what we want to do in the future.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being based in Broward, some of our favorite spots are Radio-Active Records, Tate’s Comics, and Morikami Japanese Gardens. Hanging out on Atlantic Ave; and Respectable St., Voltaire, and Lost Weekend make for a great night out if you make your way to West Palm.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We are students of Florida Atlantic University’s Commercial Music program and owe a lot to our teachers, particularly Rob Rimmington, Matt Baltrucki, Alejandro Sanchez-Samper, and Matt Joy.

Website: toledosfl.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toledosfl/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toledofl/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIKOmOc_OomLXjVyVCnICKA

Image Credits
Lissa Compton Elizabeth Davidson

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