Charles Den-Baars


I started out on the trombone when i was 11, got nowhere, then was playing the drums a year later like it was meant to be. played rock music i n the 70's in bands, then went electronic in 1981. Had several band projects with friends, then have been a 1-man band since 2010. Current band name is called Kalter Trost which means cold comfort in German. Am open to using guest vocalists especially female.







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

Music is my life, i am also an artist so being able to create is everything!

What is your music dream?

To get recognition more so than riches. To see people get up and start dancing or at least reacting to my music in the first 30 seconds of my song, then i am satisfied, that means a lot to me!

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

If more people were creative it would be a peaceful world more than it is now. The level of concentration one needs to be creative leaves little time to be negative & violent!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Who My generation

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Who, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, And One, Neuroticfish, Orange Sector, Wumpscut, Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Gary Numan, John Foxx, Cabaret Voltaire, SITD, Accessory, Wolfsheim, Fad Gadget, De/vision, Hocico, Leaetherstrip, Haujobb, Project Pitchfork, The Dust of Basement, D.A.F. Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Pzycho-bitch, Digital Factor, Borghesia, a:Grumh, A Split Second, Laibach, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Clash, Classix Nouveaux, Apoptygma Berzerk, Seabound, Covenant, Grendel, Melotron, Blutengel, Feidflug, Suicide Commando, Japan, The Virgin Prunes, Echo & the Bunnymen, Lagowski, Lassigue Bendthaus, Syntec, Propaganda, YMO, Visage, Cowboys International, The Klinik, Insekt, E-Craft, Der Prager Handgriff, Page 12, YelworC, Talla 2XLC, Davantage, Supreme Court, Pouppee' Fabrikk, Project X, Joy Division, New Order, Cryo, Henric De La Cour, Statemachine, Minuit Machine, Hante , Boy Harsher, David Bowie, Hord, Tanzwut, Anstalt.

What inspires you to make music?

A never ending need to create something out of nothing. and....i have to please my self first before my art or music is released to the public eye.

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

To be entertained and possibly influenced.

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

Usually great, but humble and sometimes scared depending on the crowd. A successful show always makes things more positive!

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

Many have no reality, just a give me money attitude.

What do you think of Drooble?

So good so far!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Clubs that have favoritism and politics deciding on who gets to play. It seems harder for unknown bands to even get any gigs at all when you don't know anybody!

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

Yes, i support our local scene, by attending shows whenever possible. I will help roadie for bands also.

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

Be unique, but have elements of your idols in your music, that aren't too obvious.

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

Neuroticfish is one of the world's best electronic bands out there right now, along with And One, De/vision, SITD, & Seabound. A new band i am really impressed with is Cryo from Sweden.