Jesse Broniste


Musician and songwriter raised in a family of musicians. Self taught on all instruments starting with drums as a child while picking up additional instruments through high school. Play all instruments by ear. Learned recording and producing through hands on experience. Gained recording and performing experience while playing with a couple of bands which also allowed for songwriting growth. Started writing, recording, and producing all my own music under the moniker Traumatone in 2003 continuing to present day. I have released 2 EP's, 4 full length albums, and 1 single over that time period. Traumatone experienced a brief period of live performance in 2006-2007 before disbanding. Would love to bring Traumatone back to the stage and/or work with other musicians for the enjoyment of live performance and/or songwriting.






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

I was born into a musical family and was raised with it. I feel music in my bones. It creates a deep connection within me between emotion and sound.

What is your music dream?

I would love to be able to create and play music for a living. No need to be famous. Just to do what I love for a living. Like many other countless other musicians.

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

People's hearts

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I have tons of songs from my childhood that bring certain memories. But it was a particular Van Halen song that had background vocals in a partiular harmony and melody where I first felt an emotional connection to a melodic pattern. It made me feel something it was so beautiful and I remember listening to that part over and over.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I listen to so many bands and styles it would be hard to narrow it down, but I'd say the top of the mountain belongs to both Muse and Rammstein, with an honorable mention to Deftones just because their catalogue has some holes for me.

What inspires you to make music?


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

Find the truth in preparation for eternity

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

Excitement and nervousness simultaneously.

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

I heard a keynote speech by Stewart Copeland once where he talked about the easy availability of home recording and how it's great because anybody can record music. But the problem is... anybody can record music. And how can you stick out in such a crowded field? Good question. What could improve? Better filters for quality, haha.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is a great community of support amongst independent musicians!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That fantastic musicians and songwriters will go unknown and unrecognized.

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

Family life keeps me from going out to local shows these days, so I don't have a good handle on the local scene although I would like to.

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

Good music!

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

Admittedly not very knowledgable in the independent scene. Sorry.