Drake Piper


Born and raised in southern Illinois. Keyboard was my first instrument then moved on to percussion. Eventually learned guitar which has become my primary instrument.







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

My passion. Inspiration and meaning.

What is your music dream?

To write music that encourages others.

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

This world is fallen. But the education system would be a good start.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Under the Bridge

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Tool/APC, Seether, Staind, Flyleaf, Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Highly Suspect, 10 Years

What inspires you to make music?

It is the main way I communicate my feelings with the world. It is truly a work of art.

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

Jesus saves.

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

A little nervous. But mostly excited.

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

The reality is a lot of the art aspect of music is gone. A lot of modern musicians will go off of a random recorded track that they did not write to create a song. And while I appreciate electronic music, I prefer real instruments.

What do you think of Drooble?

Love the format and the fact that it isn't just a bunch of people wanting to sell their instruments.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not being able to find like-minded musicians to write original music. A lot of people only want to do cover songs. They don't want to make art. I will never understand it.

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

I try to go out to local concerts as often as I can. I also introduce people to music from local bands.

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

They SHOULD have a unique sound. Sadly that is not the case. Most bands sound the same.

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

Skydweller, Black Fortys, Jungle Dogs, Mr. Swamp Fox, White Willow, Puscifer