Dennis Wiles


Operate Wood 'n' Nickle Productions & Publishing Company, a thriving Record Label in Chicago. Retired in 2008 after a long stint with The Chicago Tribune Company as a Data Center /Control Room Manager.







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

Music is the universal language everyone comprehends. It gives an abundance of pleasure discovering new music and creating song titles avid music fans can enjoy.

What is your music dream?

My music dream was to construct a sound studio and rediscover music as it was intended.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Greensleeves by John Coltrane

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Oscar Peterson, Jimmie Smith, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, YES, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Chic Corea, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Stan Getz, Lee Ritteniour, I could go on and on!

What inspires you to make music?

The way music has taken a turn for the worse. Profanity, vulgarity, and obscenity laced material has become the norm.

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


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

Relaxed and motivated.

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

More venues that offer support to those who have taken the time and effort to hone their craft.

What do you think of Drooble?

Well presented platform with a host of supporters.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Inability to find an Artist that is willing to check their ego at the door.

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

Provide Posters, Pluggers, Cards, Tickets, and Videos.

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

Patience, Patience,and more Patience.

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

Donald Wiles - Keyboards / Cortez Bryson - Drummer