Jean-luc Delmonac


Youth Jazz Award 1980 (Baden Wurttemberg, Germany). Drummer and composer in southern german bands like Topical Test, Whitewater, Botschafter des guten Geschmacks, Bellevue Boys, Spannbetong (Rock, Funk, Musical, Pop). Web:







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

There's nothing like music for me: To be a painter with sounds, to be a sculptor with words, there is nothing that can stop me from making music - until the day when our concert conductor looks at me and friendly says: "It's good, my dear".

What is your music dream?

To be one of the composers and authors of the Eurovision Song Contest without singing by myself - there are artists enough to do hat.

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

Let us all learn to speak, learn to sing out without being ashamed, learn poetry, learn to dance - so that we can have a basis to exchange and treat ours with respect and curiosity. The rest comes out.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

John Mayalls "The Supernatural". Moving - till nowadays.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Pink Floyd, Level 42, Earth, Wind and Fire, Al Jarreau, Rebekka Bakken - and for sure: Roger Cicero.

What inspires you to make music?

Quiet. Leisure. Thinking. Dealing with myself. And sometimes only the escape from all other obligations helps me, from all those obligations which want to distract me from making music.

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

Music is not a question of age. Love for music never ends. Everyone can, everyone - whether active or as a listener - profits from music. A world of musicians would be a world of curiosity, of discovery, of sensual experience, of peace.

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

I have done this for years, on small and large stages and in front of 10 or 1200 people in the auditorium. The stage fright remains a constant companion, and the fear of the first note or word also remains. But that gives me the necessary tension to give my best. Dodging is tempting, but withdrawal is sad.

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

I sometimes miss the harmonic feeling in songs that we find in the charts today. Feelings - the most precious stuff of a musician - sometimes are wrapped up in arpeggiators, sensations in sub bass generators. I am therefore happy when I listen to authentic human music, and I wish that we would not always follow new trends, but instead learn to listen more to our inner voice.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is my first platform when a new song is created in my workshop. Here I test whether people like my songs, here I listen to others and comment - very much with pleasure and from an open heart. Before one of my songs can be heard on Spotify, it went through Drooble's comment-washing-machine... ;

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It has become very difficult to stand out from the thousands of daily publications. Sometimes I think when there were 100 new songs a day it was easier to discover something really moving, new, touching. Today it seems to me that the listener succeeds rather by chance. And: In former times there were less filter bubbles. The rockers listened to rock. The Funky People Funk and Soul. And the others heard Hannes Wader and Wolf Biermann - that was it. Beatles and Stones all heard anyway.

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

I like to go to live concerts, and I get information about appearances in newspapers and social media. And I listen to all kinds of bands at public parties with a schnitzel and a beer...and I like that.

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

In contrast to many other songwriters, I don't take a personal intimate message so seriously. You can write good music about everything in life, both gripping lyrics and suitable harmonies and melodies. I think it's much more important that we hear which inner melody fits which theme. Sometimes a melody already develops during a sentence, which a conversation partner or I pronounce. Hearing is therefore a decisive quality. Only then do skills such as musical craftsmanship and mastery of hardware and software come into play. For a successful hit, it doesn't matter if you prefer to master a music software, a reactor, a Synthesizer or if you prefer to learn how to rinse a turkish Saz.

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