Interview by: Kaitlyn Dreyer | BVG News Media Correspondent
Recently, BVG had the opportunity to sit down with The Vista Kicks in their LA recording studio to hang out and have a wildly entertaining interview with band members Nolan, Trevor, Sam and Derek.
Originally from Sacramento, the guys got together to form The Vista Kicks and in 2016, released their debut album, Chasing Waves. Since then, they’ve managed to release two more albums, their latest being Twenty Something Nightmare in 2018. They’ve been on multiple tours, including a UK tour opening for The Kooks which gained them notoriety with the locals for their Beatles-like style. And of course their fans love to twist & shout but with a whole new style of booty shaking.“Sam had to make a tough decision – stay in school or drop out and follow his dream of making music…”
I first met Sam Plecker, VK’s guitarist, in 2014 while attending Chico State. Sam had to make a tough decision – stay in school or drop out and follow his dream of making music with his best friends. Of course, asking a 19 year old whether he should stay in school or hit the road with his band mates may not be protocol on appropriate advice council for life decision, but hey, it seems like things worked out in the end.
“Once the guys got on stage and started playing it was clear they had it.”
My first Vista Kicks show, had only a handful of fans in the crowd, however, once the guys got on stage and started playing it was clear they had “it.” Whatever “it” was. Here we are five years later, and every show I’ve had the pleasure to attended is sold out. The crowds are enthusiastic and wild, never taking a break from dancing and singing along. It was only a few years ago, the band was virtually unknown, and now there’s girls screaming for the guys from the crowd, literally losing their minds. It’s so crazy. Who would have thought my friend Sam would be a rockstar! Checkout my interview.” For Vista Kicks tour dates, merchandise and other news, head to the Vista Kicks website for everything Visa Kicks. Make sure to follow The Vista Kicks on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.
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You wanna know why so many people love The Vista Kicks… Here’s their head turning music video, titled “Live, You’re Gonna Die.” And yes, as they ran naked in the sand it is rumored they were all protected by BVG’s Superior PFA1™ polarized technology.
Filmed by: Kendal Ramos
Edited by: Hayden Spriggs