Hellraiser Johnny

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Hey Droobies, my name is John and I am a guitarist, songwriter, studio engineer and music producer. During my years on stage playing Rock, Heavy Metal and Thrash, I took to the stage with 3 stacks of Marshall amps powered by 700-1000 watts of power and enough energy for everyone in the building. My bandmates took one look and coined the moniker "Hellraiser Johnny" and it just stuck and later it became the bands name. Although I rarely appear on stage these days, I am very active in music and still have a solid core of musicians I've know well over 30 years. Today we write and record original tunes as well as a few select covers we remake in our own image. It's all about fun and enjoyment of playing together. I'm just at the start of a new recording project and looking to write some heavier music than my last 2 completed Projects. I'm looking to get back to the thrash and speed metal background and try to incorporate those flavors into more mainstream rock tunes. Always looking for new people to collaborate with (guitar and vocalist in particular for now) here on Drooble. Just getting the basic Guitar, drums and bass tracks on ruff arrangements down in the studio now but samples of the ideas can be heard in my Video section. Samples of past completed material are in Music\Albums. If you are interested and have some experience with these veins of music, by all means, please touch base with me. Thank you for checking me out!

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

Music is the root of my spirituality, it is my constant contact with God. Music is the driving force behind all I do both for myself and others.

What is your music dream?

I am lucky, no scratch that, I've worked very hard to achieve my musical goals. I cut my first album of original material at the age of 17 and there has been no turning back ever since. Right now my short term goals are to write, produce and release a Heavier musical project with Hellraiser Johnny and a new vocalist (that we have yet to find).

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

Myself, that's a start anyone can accomplish.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

All Right Now - Free. . That song made me feel what rock music is all about.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

sorry. : : : Way too many

What inspires you to make music?

The ability music has to play a song that makes others feel your experiences, be them good or bad, clearly and honestly. That connection is all I ever try to do with music. It's my only reason to be here.

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

Mean what you say and say what you mean. Life is too short to beat around the bush.

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

Are you kidding me???

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

I just thank God that I am no longer concerned with the music business. It's a snake pit bordering on slavery. I am an artist and a musician, I play and write music for me and the artists who share my vision and values. Many years ago while on tour a close friend asked me if I am an artist . . . or an "act". That question changed my life and direction in music.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far it's cool, I don't put a lot of stock or effort into these sites as many prove to be a scam (N1M and the like) but I'll keep an open mind and see who I meet and how Drooble treats artists.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People in a it (music) for all the wrong reasons.

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

I support all local artists, not just musicians, as much as I can. Karma right?

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

You have to be dogged and never give up. If music is your dream, you have to give it everything you have. Half measure only lead to failure.

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

Are you guys listening to "like a storm"? Check out "Devil inside". Fozzie I also fairy new - "Judas" is a cool tune.