Gus Walters





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


What is your music dream?

To keep on creating content and find those that like to consume it.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I want to Hold Your Hand - by the Beatles

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I like anything catchy, with a hook, and that it has a foundation. With that said, the bands/artists range and genre jump wildly : The Beatles, Cat Stevens, CCN, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Metallica, Anthrax, 80s synth pop and rock, Prince, GnR, 90s Grunge, 90s ska, 90's pop punk, y2k pop punk, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Justin Timberlake, Authority Zero, Bad Religion, Strung Out, Pennywise. Weird right? love it all.

What inspires you to make music?

Whether it's calculated, or just comes from the ether - the beauty of how notes and melody works. Putting these random things into a pattern, and making sure that the pattern has a payoff. Teases abound but making sure the end has this build to a satisfying feeling.

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

Experienced. Independent. Catchy. Fun. Thoughtful.

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


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

Music has always had a concept to shelf. Create for consumption vibe to it. Now, it's more of an open world. The talent is extraordinary - mainly because we have hundreds of virtuoso's giving us tips and tricks for free via the internet. 10 year old kids playing slayer? 6 year olds jamming out to Hendrix? But what needs to happen more is all this talent focused into their product - so much competition is out there now. We all have to continue to apply inventive ways to keep the patterns in music creative and to make sure we aren't ever teasing the listener.

What do you think of Drooble?

I like it. It's simple, and doesn't seem to have algorithmic find an audience pay walls anywhere.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

No having enough time.

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

Yes. Going to shows. Networking. Buying the merch. Supporting the venue.

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

talent, and a vision for their art.

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

At The Helm. Rogue Rock from New York.