by Baylie Clevenger Indiana is not exactly known for music production. While people like Michael Jackson and Matchbox Twenty’s Kyle Cook were born here, Indiana is no music giant. However, there are still artists everywhere working hard and producing work. Indiana is home to many incredible local artists. Former Vandal is a musical duo out of Fort Wayne, comprised of Quinn Wentz (vocals) and Christian Delzoppo (drums). Currently, on Spotify they have more than 57,000 monthly listeners. They also have popular songs like “Well Off” which has reached more than 700,000 streams, “War” which has reached more than 500,000 streams and “Good Kid” which has reached more than 188,000. They recently spoke with Byte about who they are as artists and what being an artist in Indiana is like.
Q: Is there a story behind the name Former Vandal?
Q: Who are your biggest musical inspirations?Quinn: Christian:
Q: How do you you channel those inspirations in your work?Quinn:
Q: What got you started in music?Quinn: Christian:
Q: What is your favorite project you have ever released?Quinn: Christian:
Q: What is the best part about working on a new project?Quinn: Christian:
Q: What are your favorite memories you have from being in music? (touring, album artwork, recording, making merch, etc.)Quinn: Christian:
Q: What do you think your future in music looks like/what are your biggest goals?Quinn: Christian:
Q: Who is someone you would love to work with and why?Quinn: Christian:
Q: What is the story behind your journey in music?Quinn: Christian:
Q: Since Fort Wayne (and Indiana in general) is not really known for its music scene, what is it like making music here?Quinn: Christian:
Q: Do you ever plan on going elsewhere to further pursue music?Christian: Quinn: Spotify Apple Music
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