Daniel Rooney







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

Music makes me feel good! I get a wave of euphoria pulsing through me that just makes me want to make every beat/note mean something.

What is your music dream?

My dream is to play to lots of people. I would love to tour the world, although it will be tough, It will make me incredibly happy to be performing for people all over the world

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

chart/pop music! It sucks

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Gavin Harrison (Porcupine tree), Dave Grohl (Foos), Carter Beauford (DMB), Steve Gadd, Virgil Donati, David Garibaldi (ToP), Jojo Mayer (nerve), Neil Peart (rush)

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

Musicians need to flexible and willing to find work in related fields to stay in the business. Audio and video tech, website building, lessons and instrument repairs/tune ups are some of the many ways a musician can keep extra cash coming in to keep their income up.

What do you think of Drooble?

I've been really excited by my experience on Drooble so far. The people on here are fantastic and so open to conversation it feels surreal. You don't get this kind of vibe anywhere else

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Trying to learn new things on the Piano. I find it almost excruciating at times because of how difficult I can find it sometimes. Too easy to just go back on my drums :D

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

Not as often as I should. I do try to go to local gigs when I can but shows in my area aren't really well advertised so you have to go looking for shows and it's usually just a singer/songwriter playing guitar and singing. This is great to watch and listen to but I'd much rather see a full band set up with an exhilirating live performance.