Aaron Shah

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a language that comes form the heart and speaks to the heart.

What is your music dream?

To make music that impacts both individuals, culture and nations.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Whilst my first love is music, I know it's how we treat the children, marginalised and broken that best defines who we are as a society, so I would start there.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Stand By Me by Ben E King - I first heard it through the movie, and after that I was captivated by it and still am.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Bush, Bethel Music and Jason Upton.

What inspires you to make music?

It's as natural to me as breathing and I find it the best way to express my faith and relationship with God.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That there is a God who knows us, loves us and is with us.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like a cocktail of feeling alive because I'm doing what I was born for mixed with fear and the feeling of walking a tight rope.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I see the tension of striving for a platform and finding an authentic voice. I see the longing for opportunity mixed with the fear that it could all amount to nothing. I see the love of creativity mixed with the struggle to make a living. I see the lone few voices of prophetic artists amongst us in a world that is demanding our attention.

What do you think of Drooble?

It looks like an amazing platform to build community with like-hearted people.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My own fears and the fears of others that I have listened to in the past that have stopped me pursuing music and creativity.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I have regularly played with other musicians in our community as well as running several events to showcase local artists (who were both teenagers and adults).

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Grit, an entrepreneurial spirit, love for the authentic and a lot of love, faith, hope and optimism.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Jason Upton - https://open.spotify.com/album/6OdRvuRRUoxgbYPPbOnXmW Rick Pino - https://open.spotify.com/artist/1qTF7MRkOV8LNFgxejBPD5 Jonathan Helser - https://open.spotify.com/artist/7vKyyJZVFb16NTWrUV1fGp