Ewen Allardyce

Happy amateur

Hi I am a singer-songwriter who writes copious amounts of lyrics, mostly do my own thing, love the blues and rock music. Write, record and produce my own stuff in my purpose built home recording studio. Not a great guitarist but can sing the shit out of most things.







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

It is a major part of my life, it gives joy, satisfaction and a deep sense of creation. The satisfaction of the creative process is right up there as a life achievement.

What is your music dream?

To keep enjoying creating and making music and I hope at least one of my grandkids finds that same joy.

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

The end of poverty.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Status Quo Roll Over Lay Down.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Status Quo, bad company, blackberry smoke, joe Bonamassa, LED Zep, Slash, Roger Daltrey, Elvis, Everley’s, fats Domino, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, the list is endless.,

What inspires you to make music?

Everything, life itself, the human condition and something that just burns inside of me to do it. I write an average of 2-3 songs per week.

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

Hope, belief that we can change the world and sometimes simply just a song.

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

Emotional, but it’s been a long time since I did a live gig.

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

Easier than ever to make music and get it out there, but it must be hell trying to make a living at it. Fair payment for the creative endeavour that goes into writing, recording and producing music. I believe streaming is an artiste’s nightmare. The revenues are far too much in the favour of the industry and not the musician.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far ... pretty cool. It feels a lot like early SoundCloud but better.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Inability to play lead guitar.

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

Yes. Go to gigs. Buy the music, not streaming.

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

Belief and perseverance. Life is not a bloody reality show like the voice or X factor et al.