Bill Love

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I am guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who loves the creative process - a studio rat I guess. I love to experiment with different styles, gear and sounds. I believe you will find my catalog to be eclectic and diverse. I love the rush you get from running with an idea and capturing it while it is fresh and "off the cuff". I'll let the sound and feel of the gear I am using and the mood I am in dictate the direction I will go in - in the moment, record it and move onto something else.

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

(Next to my wife, 4 kids and dog) it is everything to me. It gives me a creative outlet. It takes me to a place you can't vacation at otherwise.

What is your music dream?

Simple - to be able to write, record and play music for as long as I am able. I do it because I love it.

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

Peace, tolerance and respect. We all bleed the same colour.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There are a lot - but the album that made me want to play was BB King's Live at Cook County Jail. I just remember being pulled in by the sound of BB's guitar playing - how simple and stripped-down it was and how in your face it was. I was only 8 at the time, but I remember thinking - "What is that? I want to do that!" That was the day my dad lost his BB King collection!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

BB King, Angus Young/Malcolm Young, John Fogerty, Tony Iommi, Manny Charlton, Randy Rhoads, Robert Johnson and too many other bluesmen to list here.

What inspires you to make music?

My mood - music allows me to turn whatever I am feeling into something productive. The instrument - no two guitars are exactly alike. Some evoke the spirit of Jazz, some the Blues, some Progressive Metal, and etc - I let the combination of guitar, amp, pedal, mic, I am using at the time inspire and push me in a direction.

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

It isn't meant to sound polished. I write and record in the moment - it is about capturing what is going on at the time and then let it breath freely.

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

Terrified and Elated at the same time. It scares the shit out of me and makes me want to do it again - all at the same time. Nothing else does that for me.

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

I really don't know how to answer this. I consider myself to be completely out of touch with the music industry these days - I write/compose and record for the pure love of it. I have no delusions of becoming a rock star anymore - so the challenges aren't something i am even aware of. I would have to believe that it must be a simpler time now with the advent of social media and sites like Drooble.

What do you think of Drooble?

I am a newbie - only a few weeks in. Though i am in the learning stages of using it, i am very impressed thus far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writer's block. Not having the time to be in a band. Not finding like-minded musicians. Thus I have learned to play a variety of instruments and continue to do so. The learning process can be very inspiring.

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

My life is busy - so one of the things i wish i could do more often is attend live shows locally. But when i do get the chance, i love to go see the local live acts.

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

Wish i knew....obviously a good product is necessary - if you are good and people like you, they talk about you and word of mouth can help - especially for the up and coming "local" talent. Things like social media and of course organizations and apps like this are an immensely insane boost to the word of mouth concept. A single post can reach so many people - we now live in a world where, IF they are looking for it, they WILL find it. Post your stuff!!!!

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

There is a local guy to the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area, Steve Strongman, who is fantastic. Blues guitarist / vocalist with an encyclopedic arsenal of blues chops. He his really really great.