If you weren’t Twisted Dreams lead singer, what would you be?
I hope to have my own label. I’m not sure what will happen with our band, but I see myself in the music industry in some way for a really long time.
We learned from Keatyn about one of your most embarrassing moments, when you tripped on the stage and fell flat on your face. Care to share that story?
I guess I probably deserve this question, since I’m always teasing Keats about her drunken night. Let’s see if I can set this up right. Hot girl crush in the audience wearing the shortest skirt I think I’d ever seen. I’m not usually nervous on stage, but she made me nervous. I downed a few shots. Went out there. Tried to impress. I was going to be all suave and sing to her. I sauntered toward the edge of the stage, my eyes locked to hers while I sang. Then I tripped over a speaker. Not only did I fall flat on my face, I also fell off the stage and landed on one of her shoes. I never bothered to try and get her number.
You and Keatyn have been friends for a long time. You’ve written songs about her. Any romantic notions there?
I’ve known Keatyn almost my whole life. We’ve always been friends. Because we’re close in age and because she was always bossing me around, I guess I probably treat her more like a sister. Do I think she’s beautiful? Yes. Have I thought about what it might be like with her? Yes. Did I think it would be good? No, which is why I have never pursued it. Keats and I are a lot alike. That makes for a great friendship, but I don’t think it would make for a good relationship.
What did you think of Brooklyn and Keatyn together?
I’ve known Brook for a couple years. I’ve known Keats my whole life. I should also point out that I was the one who started calling her Keats. At her dad’s funeral, someone must’ve read a poem by John Keats. I wasn’t very old, only eight, but I remember thinking I hated to see her cry. I wasn’t really listening to the service, but I heard the word Keats and for some reason it stuck in my brain and I started calling her that. When Brook started calling her Keats too, it kinda pissed me off. And when she told me about his “Keats for my Keats” I kinda wanted to punch him. She’s always been my Keats. My friend. I’ve never thought Brook was the right guy for her, but she crushed on him. I was happy for her when they got together, but I could tell it was already falling apart when they visited us on tour. He seemed on edge all the time. She was having a blast. Keatyn’s a pretty girl. Guys notice her, for sure. It’s going to take a guy with a lot of confidence to be with her long term. I never expected them to be much more than a fling. He’s not the right guy for her. Did you notice that it was me she clung to after she was nearly kidnapped and not him? That should have been a good indication that he wasn’t the one.
Tell me something fun that happened on Twisted Dreams’ European tour.
Troy, our drummer, literally had his shirt ripped off by some crazy fans. It was nuts. We all call him Rip now, just to piss him off.
I don’t know if you’ll think this is funny or not. We all thought it was hilarious. So the whole band was pretty sick of Brook being around at this point. He was always complaining about something. I told him more than once to go back to the beach or shut the f*&% up. We knew if we got Keats up on stage it would really piss him off. He’s kinda weird in that respect. I mean, come on, if you’re gonna date a girl like her, you have to know that she soaks up the spotlight. That she loves being the center of attention. So for London show, we decided we’d get her up there. It was our biggest show and she looked crazy hot. It was awesome. The audience—well, the guys probably—loved it. She danced. Sang along with me. We finished by jumping off the stage to crowd surf. The look on his face when I put my hand out to pull her up on stage was priceless. He didn’t stay and watch. He walked out. It was awesome. I know they got into a big fight because of it, so I felt a little bad about that, but still. It was awesome. And he’s also going to freak out when I ask her to star in one of our band videos. If they are still together at that point.
What did you think of Keatyn and Aiden together?
He’s the guy for her. I could see it clearly when I met him in St. Croix. And his sister. Let’s just say that she got my creative juices flowing.
What do you like to do for fun?
Chill with my friends, write music, play guitar, and surf.
Are you into the rock-star life style—sex, drugs, and rock and roll?
What about groupies?
It’s great to have an enthusiastic fan base. That’s probably all I should say on the subject.
The songs you write are so dreamy. We’d love to know who inspired them.
I find inspiration from many sources. Friends, family, loves.
Keatyn Douglas stars in your new music video. We hear she stopped dating professional surfer Brooklyn Wright for you.
She’s my best friend. I told you that before. Nothing there, other than friendship.