Calanon Ash

Just Music

Music drives me, that's how I started and that's how I will end. If you wish to follow me, you can find me here:







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

Music is the path and the destination. It completes me.

What is your music dream?

I want to put out great music that I am content with and that others might enjoy as well.

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

Probably end music piracy, so that people who want to dedicate their life to it can actually make a living out of it as well.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

AC/DC's Moneytalks. My dad used to play it literally every time we got in the car, on repeat, for a few years straight. And we travelled a lot.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I've always seen Guns N' Roses as my main influence - Slash is the guy who made me take up guitar. Apart from that, there's Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Alter Bridge, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Oasis... and the list goes on.

What inspires you to make music?

It makes me feel complete. Ever since I started playing, I've always thought: "I gotta do this, and I gotta do it well. Work hard, and then work harder. And then... maybe one day."

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

Life is too short to not do what you like.

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

It's always a combination of energy and fright. Gets my adrenaline pumping, but doesn't really get me nervous.

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

It's a tough race, a tough challenge to try and surface from the bottom of the ocean of anonymity. And I think most people get too caught up in the competitive nature of the industry and forget that we're all meant to be a team and lift each other up.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's a brilliant platform, I thank Poseidon that I found it! I've always wanted to be part of a music community that works, where people actually interact and offer feedback to each other.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

All the hard work you put in as a musician and how easily it all can be dismissed by people. I've come to see that, more often than not, no matter how good your music sounds and no matter how good the reception is, people (especially non-musicians) like to put you down.

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

I do. I try to attend as many local gigs as possible, support amazing buskers and buy records that I enjoy.

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

Being humble and friendly towards an audience of strangers can take you much further than having a condescending superstar attitude. Times have changed now, I don't think we can have a new Axl Rose (attitude-wise) to get big. Then again, there's a certain appeal to such people. But they have to be at least mind-blowingly amazing to be able to pull it off successfully.

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

Katharsis, Even Though, Planet Kos, Bergen Fayre and The Travellers.