Tai Verdes landed on musical success after trying comedy, podcasting, and quite a few odd jobs

'I didn't love going on stage and having no one laugh at my jokes'
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Joining Audacy host Juila Lepidi while currently on his Stay Next To Me Tour with Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler, Alt-newcomer Tai Verdes gave us an update about how they're "killin' it" on the road at the moment -- and gives a little backstory for those who are new to Tai's sound.

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Before getting his start in the music game, Tai had been attempting to make waves as a stand up comic, on reality TV, and as a podcaster and social media influencer. "I did it all," he says with a smile after listing some of his straight-up 9 to 5's. "I was trying them all simultaneously," he admits, "and then this music, when I focused on it, it started working. Then when I started really getting into it, I fell in love with the process of it."

"I didn't love editing my podcast; I didn't love going on stage and having no one laugh at my jokes," Tai says. "But music is great because you can work on it yourself and make it better by yourself. Once you're ready to show it to people, you can."

Verdes has definitely shown what he's capable of. Now on tour and with two hit singles under his belt, "A-O-K" and "Stuck In The Middle," all that's left is to see where this amazing music takes him.

Watch the full interview with Tai Verdes above, stay tuned for more exclusive performances and conversations with your favorite artists, and check out our huge list of all-new exclusive stations right now. Plus, consider hitting a show if Tai is coming to your town between now and October 10 -- you won't be disappointed.

But fret not... if you miss his current tour, Audacy has you covered! Tai Verdes will be a part of Audacy Beach Festival 2021, returning to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 4th and 5th along with Twenty One PilotsThe LumineersGlass AnimalsModest MouseBleachersWILLOW, and BeabadoobeeSwedish House MafiaWeezerAJRBastilleAll Time LowYungbludWalk the MoonCold War KidsMod SunGirl In Red, and Nessa Barrett. Click for details!

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