Bill Love

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I consider myself an instrumentalist who is primarily a guitarist and can fake my way around a keyboard/piano. I play a handful of other instruments - not well enough to brag or boast about - and with the exception of drums and percussion perform all instruments you hear on my recordings. For drums and percussion i do my own programming. I do this music thing strictly for fun and an escape - nothing more. I have been doing what i do since i was 10 and hope that i can keep doing it for many more years.

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

Music is just something I do for fun. I enjoy it.

What is your music dream?

Just to write and record music that I enjoy - while it is still fun and I am able to.

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?

I love music - and have from a very young age so there are too many songs to list.

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?

I don't really know. Most of my music comes from experimenting or improvising an idea and then building on it.

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

No message - i write instrumentals mainly and they are just improvised ideas captured in a recording and then i move on.

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

It has been 20+ years since i have performed in front of an "audience" - i prefer the creative side of music - i am a studio type - just like to create and run with ideas.

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

Thanks to technology, Music and the ability to create, produce and release it yourself is so much more accessible to everyone now. I think there are pros and cons to that. I also think it has diluted the musical landscape in a way while over-populating it at the same time - it is really difficult to stand out anymore, simply because there are just so many options now.

What do you think of Drooble?

I have been here for about 1 year now and I love it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not having the time to do it as much as i would like.

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

I have a very busy personal life with my wife and 4 kids - i really don't get to go out and see live acts anymore, but if i could, that would be my thing.

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

I do this for fun and have no idea how one "makes it big". I just have fun with it.

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.