We had the good fortune of connecting with Coast to Ghost Ltd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coast to Ghost, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
As a live band, we persued an artistic career so that we could devote our time and efforts on creating music that offers a unique experience for people that listen to it. We realized that writing and performing music is what we all wanted our full time occupations to be so we decided to embrace our music as the product of a business. However, before we knew we were going to make it a career we all just wanted to have fun and try to make some new music that we could listen back to and be stoked on.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Our musical style definitely sets us apart from other bands, it combines elements of hip hop and jam band/improv music with a taste of everything between metal to EDM. Not many bands are bridging those gaps with a frontman right now either, and our live performance brings a new experience every time no matter how often you come to the shows. We got to where we are today through hard work, dedication, and our ability to communicate as a band in constructive ways that allowed us to mold our sound. It was not easy. We overcame it all by sticking togethers as brothers and through the love and support of our friends and fam that have been digging the music since day one. We’ve learned that there’s more to a good band than just finding a stacked line-up of good musicians. There are so many more layers to it… a successful band has members that can problem solve together, members that can shed their egos for a common goal, and members that you get along with like brothers who have each others backs.
We want the world to know that Coast to Ghost wouldn’t be here today without the help of our good friend Robert Highsmith. This is less of a shoutout and more a pure statement of fact (we love ya Rob).
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First things first, I’d take them to the RiNo art district to show them some of the street art and galleries up there that are second to none. Then we’d hit a show at a live music venue, such as Your Mom’s House or Larimer Lounge, so they can get a taste of the local Denver music scene. Then to good old Colfax for some after show drinks at Sancho’s or other spots in the area. On a Saturday I’d take them back to RiNo but for the nightlife/clubs there instead, or maybe Milk on S. Broadway… If it’s summer time, the rest of the time would be filled with hiking/camping/outdoor stuff.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to all the friends, fam, and neighbors that have consistently attended our shows and brought the energy every time since day one. (You all know who you are!) It truly gave us an advantage, especially in the beginning, when we could count on a solid group of groovy people to buy tickets and create a crowd with good vibes/dancing each time we played a show. Truly grateful for their support and appreciation for our music.
I would also like to give recognition and credit to The Chateau Lafayette where 3 out of 5 of the band members currently reside. We wouldn’t have met each other if it weren’t for the community rooftop deck that overlooks the city skyline and the front range behind it. Before the pandemic, there would be gatherings up there almost every night during warmer months and it built a comradery that I’ve never found with my neighbors before. On top of that, our core group of fans grew from the countless times we would set up our equipment on the roof and jam out for hours on end to the amazing views and sunsets. It didn’t take long before we started having to carefully choose who could come to those jam parties because the crowds started getting so big that we were easily exceeding the occupant limit warnings… That’s where our band grew from. Those rooftop jams became the only source of live music for our friends and the band as well, so we owe it in part to The Chateau for allowing us to bring people together and cultivate our fan base (some of the credit should probably go to the neighbors on the top floors that never complained once about the music to the landlords)…
Reggie Wilson Ekhi Salazar