Haste the Day: Interview with Brennan Chaulk
Interview taken on February 26, 2006, Chicago, IL
Tim Hargesheimer: As I'm sure you can probably guess, I have to start out by asking you about Jimmy Ryan and his departure from the band. Can you describe to UnRated readers some of the reasons why he left Haste The Day.
Brennan Chaulk: Well, first of all, I must say Jimmy left haste the day on very good terms. Jimmy left Haste The Day mainly to get married. He felt that he needed to be with his new wife. Myself and the rest of the guys completely understand and respect that. He was ready to move on.
Tim: Are we going to see a DVD of Jimmy Ryan's last show any time in the future?
Brennan: We had a production team called Fulllock Productions come to Jimmy's last show and film it. They do a great job with this kind of stuff. So it is in the process of being edited right now, I hope it will be done soon. So yes there will be a DVD, I just don't know when.
Tim: Has his departure disrupted the band chemistry at all?
Brennan: Actually, that was my biggest fear when he left. Jimmy had a great way of communicating with the crowd and just having a good time with the fans making them really feel like they were part of the show. That was something that we really wanted to make sure we had in whoever was going to replace Jimmy. So, when we asked Steven [Keech] to come to Europe with us, we were hoping and praying he had the same kind of energy and presence. I guess you will just have to come see us with Steven and see for yourself. I must say we couldn't be happier with what Steven has brought to Haste The Day.
Tim: What changes have you personally noticed with Steven Keech at the wheel?
Tim: What does he bring to the band that Jimmy Ryan didn't?
Tim: Going to Europe in January with a new lead singer must have been quite an experience. How was your January European tour and how was the reception from fans overseas?
Tim: You guys have always been known as a band that tours constantly. How did you end up on the road in Europe with The Juliana Theory?
Tim: Any other bands you're hoping to tour with?
Tim: How has this current tour with Every Time I Die been going?
Tim: Playing off of that, how do you feel fans have received When Everything Falls?
Tim: In your opinion, describe the major differences between Burning Bridges and When Everything Falls.
Tim: Metalcore is hot right now and there are so many bands out there. Tell me what sets Haste the Day apart.
Tim: Being that we are at the House of Blues, this seems like a great question to end with. What song do you and/or the rest of the band enjoy playing most live?
Tim: Thanks Brennan!