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Ultra Violet Live competitor profile: The Crash Native

Posted on March 6, 2014 | by Bryna Shuman

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Name: The Crash Native
Members: Noah Hyams, Austin Zudeck, Zane Decker and Tim Holmes
Dorm: RAs
Act: Band

What is your biggest inspiration?
The Crash Native draws its inspiration from U2, Incubus and 30 Seconds to Mars. Each one of us draws different musical inspirations.

How long have you been performing, and what made you interested in performing in the first place?
Each one of us has been performing for many years. Noah, for example, has been learning drums for nearly 14 years and has performed all types of music. The Crash Native has been together for a couple of years and has undergone multiple member changes. Noah joined in the fall of 2013 when the band became “The Crash Native” from its former “Taylored.” We are very committed to helping others. Zane on bass and vocals, is an RA as well. “The Crash Native” loves playing for fundraisers and charity events.

What made you decide to participate in the UVL Prelims?
The opportunity to possibly perform at Skirball is a very exciting prospect. Noah had always wanted to participate, however his involvement in hall council freshman and sophomore year of college kept him from being able to participate. Now that there was an RA prelim, Noah had a chance to compete with the rest of the band.

What was the first thing that went through your mind when you found out you were advancing to the finals at Skirball?
We were all very excited to hear that we had the opportunity to perform at the well-known Skirball Center. We have been looking for a chance to share our music with the NYU community.

What would winning UVL mean to you?
It would provide validation that our music is resonating with people and that it is catching on. It would also provide necessary funds to help us complete our album and shoot the first music video.

A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, March 6 print edition. Bryna Shuman is features editor. Email her at


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