Kyre has a passion for music and nature and a thirst for joy. In third grade his mother bought him his first Squire P Bass and his musical exploration began. One of five kids, Kyre grew up coastal living a dream life between Encinitas, CA and Max Inn, ID during the summers. He spent his childhood playing around SD, OC and LA with his band Full Revolution who continues to make music together 16 years later. Kyre loves getting to play with as many different types of groups and artists to expand his feel and vocabulary.
His mother is his biggest influence. She would always be listening to classic albums in the car and always encouraging him to play as much as possible.
Having a successful cinematographer as a brother led him to co-found the Ursa Polaris sessions with longtime friend and Bandmate Andrew Ware. When the Ursa Polaris studio was no more they teamed up with good friend Zach Benevidez to build out a new studio and new show.
Zach Benavidez Co-founded Apogee Creatives to provide a space for artists and producers that allows them to more easily collaborate and bring their ideas to life, without breaking the bank. He is a producer of events and multimedia projects.
His experience in the production industry goes back to 2006 working for YMI Creative as a project coordinator. Since then he has produced grass roots festivals, corporate events, product shoots, music videos, documentaries and talent acquisition for Signature Entertainment.
His ability to communicate with others and his passion for storytelling makes Zach one of our valued Barn Time podcast Hosts. Other than multimedia projects, Zach enjoys working at a biotech startup called, Pure Biomass. On the weekends you can find him crusin’ along on a 9’6” log shaped by Chris Cravey.
Andrew Ware is a drummer, sound engineer, and technical producer for the Barn Time podcast. After studying recording engineering and startup development, Andrew built a record label and designed a recording studio called Ursa Polaris Records, culminating in the release of several "Ursa Polaris Sessions" with fellow bandmate Kyre Wilcox, until the studio shut its doors shortly before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Refocusing, he and Zach Benavidez teamed up to help turn Zach's old storage shed in the backyard into a multimedia production studio, as a pilot location of Apogee Creatives, a co-working space focused on audiovisual production. After months of remodeling and sound treatment, Apogee began its first project with the "Barn Time" podcast, hosted by Zach Benavidez and Kyre Wilcox.