Benjamin Cleaver






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


What is your music dream?

To be the next tin pan alley. Or tapioca. One of the two.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"You are my sunshine"

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

That would be telling ... shall I tell you?

What inspires you to make music?


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

Everything. Plus a bit beyond everything hopefully ... music encompasses more than that ...

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

At best: Electric

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

Everyone wants to be a musician now it seems, especially me. Perhaps we all are. It's the struggle of getting heard in amongst all the voices vying for attention. Music is unfortunately competing with funny viral pet sensations and car crashes ... How do you improve that? Wear a shoe on your head? Does it have to be improved? I'm not sure. I feel there needs to be some clarity and sense of aspiration beyond money and sensationalism.

What do you think of Drooble?

I love that it's a social platform dedicated to musicians.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That I can't sing like a soprano. I do try ...

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

I did. I performed.

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

Apparently "game" and business savvy? I used to think talent got people places ... it comes in all shapes and sizes ... everyone is talented. So I think a sense of fashion would help an artist who wants to trend. Preferably not pastel hues ...

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

Klaus Nomi