Floyd Groener


Making music has always been a passion, detached from an objective. There is no increased artistic demand, but also no artificial one. No commercial either, because it's just a hobby. For nearly 40 years now. Ups. Music should and can only entertain, perhaps underscore things. Or - at least - gets you to move. I hope my music makes at least one of this.







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

I need it to calm down... Or to dance. Or to indulge my thoughts. To make music means to relax or to get rid of the pressure. I just need to do it. Don't know why exactly.

What is your music dream?

On the face of it: to stand on a stage again and enjoy it... No, in the end to have at least one person saying... that is my feeling. You have nailed it.

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

... to listen to people and their thoughts. And to get the time to think about it. And have others following that idea.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

From my childhood...? Mhhh... "Bad Moon on the rise", CCR. Leonard Cohen... Suzanne. Maybe a bit later... Alan Parsons Project... The Raven.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too much. It depends: Alan Parsons, Marillion (with fish), Beatles, Simple Minds, U2, The Who, Pete Townshend, Bowie... Pearl Jam, Nirvanna, Sugar. Alannah Myles. Sting. Big Country, Diesel Park West, Clannad... Selig, Clueso ... and much more.

What inspires you to make music?

It is like painting. You can create something from the nothing.

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

Nothing. Enjoy. Feel what I have felt. Feel your own stuff.

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

Haven't done it for a long time. Can't remember quite right. Maybe that something is right what I do?

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

Too comercial. Too much industry.

What do you think of Drooble?

I still haven't understood it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Hmmm. the comparison... the drawers? And to have not enough time to find the right thing.

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

Yes, I like to see bands around here and everywhere playing live. If possible, I like to visit gigs and pay as well. For sure.

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

Good question. Tell me. Craft certainly. Emotions. If they are 'real'.

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

Pinski. Great musicians. Willie and the bandits. Perfect.