Hey Grifyn! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Grifyn McErlean and I’m studying god knows what at Simon Fraser University. Still trying to figure it all out while living with some good friends in Port Moody, BC. I was a pretty nerdy kid growing up so my love for video games and cartoons might be a bit much for some. Once I grew out of the nerdy phase on the outside (thank god for puberty), my body allowed me to be an actual threat in sports which I loved. I came from a very musical home, although my love and passion for music only dawned upon me in the past few years. My musical partner, Sam Mumford, and I hope to make some incredible music in the near future so STAY TUNED!
Choose three words to describe yourself.
Genuine, competitive, and comical.
Why did you join Y57?
I joined Y57 because I know that young musicians struggle to make a name for themselves in the early parts of their career so I wanted to be the catalyst that gives them the start they might need on the road to their success. This also gives me an opportunity to see the hidden talent that Vancouver holds and what it has to offer to the music industry.
What do you currently do at Y57?
I am one of the hosts and producers. I open up the show most nights with Sam Mumford with a little fun bantering, as well as scouting out potential musicians, who I then bring on the show and discuss whatever they might have to talk about regarding their music and their life.
What is your favourite part about being part of Y57?
I love to discover all the music this amazing city has to offer while meeting amazing people around every corner. I also like to think that I’ve made a little family within the radio station, it’s nice to come back to the studio every week and see the rag tag radio crew.
Give yourself a nickname in relation to what you do on the show:
GrifDaddy – Italian #1.
What is your ultimate life goal?
To create something bigger than myself while having as much fun as I can along the way.
What are three things that you cannot live without?
Music, delicious food, and good company.
What is your biggest fear?
Floating in the open ocean… that is a chill provoking thought oh my days. You don’t know what is underneath you, damn! Spiders are a close second though.
Which celebrity would play you in the movive about you, Grifyn?
Got to be Zac Efron or Justin Bieber… huge man crushes.
Make a 5-song playlist of your favourite songs!
“Firestone” – Kygo
“Santeria” – Sublime
“Otherside” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
“Hey Ma” – Chance the Rapper
5th song has yet to be discovered!
What social media can people find you at?
Instagram and Twitter – @GrifynMc
This is part of a series that introduces you to the members of our Y57 team, which came together on January 3, 2017. Check out the other member’s profiles here!