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“Hey guys, I gotta pee,” Mike Gusman yelled from the trunk of the Yukon, hoping the driver, Nick Micheline, would hear his cries. I had to pee, too. So did Ali Lucena. The three of us were squished in the trunk, while Kyle Murphy, Joseph Rene, Matt Emma, and Dan Bouza sat comfortably in actual seats. We were stuck in New York City traffic headed to Albany, already three hours behind schedule. There was no way we were stopping anytime soon. Thus began my trip with MAYVE. Before this trip, I had only met the guys from MAYVE once. I did an interview and shoot with them back in January which lasted about two hours. We must have clicked, because three months later they asked me to document t heir set a t the Move Music Festival in Albany. Squished in the back, with my bladder about to explode, was all part of the experience. I reveled in it. We finally arrived in Albany at approximately 6:50pm, with the band set to perform at 7:00pm. It was like a race getting everything together. If parking a Yukon with a trailer full of equipment wasn’t difficult enough, the trailer door decided to get stuck, adding a frazzled sense of urgency to the task. Tensions were high, and a few short snarky remarks were thrown left and right. Once on stage at The Hollow, any sign of tension was let go. MAYVE played their hearts out, channeling all that negative stress. These guys are brothers. Although a few of them may clash during intense situations, their bond is strong enough to not make anything personal. MAYVE is made up Nick Micheline, Mike Gusman, Joseph Rene, Kyle Murphy, and Matt Emma; five dudes rooted in Long Island. All of them have known each other for years, connecting over their shared influences and passion for music.

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