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?

Music gives me an outlet and an escape from reality.

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 too many to list. As far back as I can remember, I have always been in love with and intrigued by music - always wanting to understand how the individual parts sum up to create the whole. The one album that made me say - 'I want to do that' is BB King's "Live at Cook County Jail" - it is the reason I pursued the electric guitar first.

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?

A few different sources come to mind - definitely my mood and what is going on in my life. The instruments I play and the combinations thereof. Studying and experimenting with music theory - experimenting with those little dots and lines. But mostly - it is writing music I want to hear.

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?

Strangely - I feel terrified and right at home at the same time. I consider myself more a studio rat than a performer, but do enjoy the rush of a good live performance.

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?

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.