Charlie Weber


Charlie Weber, Punk rock dude playing folk music. est. 2013







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

A lot of everything. Grew up listening to classic and radio rock. In high school I got into metal and post hardcore, ska, punk, emo and folk. Recently I've been listening to mostly folk/rock and pop music. Listening to a wide variety of music helps me write more creativly taking from the full genre spectrum.

What is your music dream?

To be able to live while making music my career full time.

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

Start locally, change starts from within. Ripple effect and all that jazz.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably "3am" by Matchbox 20. Say what you want about that band but "Yourself or Someone Like You" rips.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Frank Turner, Gaslight Anthem are my top 2 contenders for favourite band. Poetry and musicianship are out of this world.

What inspires you to make music?

Being sad and too cheap for therapy.

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

Emotional Honesty.

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

It's the best. Can't really be put into words. It's like being completely comfortable but also scared shitless.

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

Being a musician has become a workaday job, which is cool but it makes it harder to become "big." I think show times should start earlier and end earlier. It would really help getting people to come out to shows.

What do you think of Drooble?

First time user, not sure what to make of it, lemme get back to you on it later.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lateness of shows, see above answer.

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

Yes, by going to shows, setting up shows and supporting my friends efforts.

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

This question is confusing, because getting heard by are large audience is a lot of dedication and twice as much luck. There are no real "qualities" that can guarantee fandom.

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

The Smith Street Band Joel Plaskett Taylor Holden & The Law of Averages Mountain of Wolves Heart Attack Kids The Lifers Wilson and the Castaways Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies