Jesse Richard

This is who I am.

Engineer. Cook. Musician. World traveller. Think I'm an okay dude, but I'll leave that up to you.







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


What is your music dream?

Compose a motion picture soundtrack.

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

Ending war (which is a sensitive topic right now).

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

California Dreamin'.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Ben Howard, Big Wreck, DMB, Hanz Zimmer, Erik Satie.

What inspires you to make music?

Very likely a combination of growing up in a musical household and having a behavioral conditional called hypergraphia.

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


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

I don't.

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

There's no money in the industry. Passion is the only motivator. And increasingly there will be a consolidation of a select few companies and artist. Bleak, I know.

What do you think of Drooble?

I go between loving it and considering leaving it. The gamification system is flawed and it's not much better than Soundcloud, which has far more content.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I'm not especially dexterous or talented technically.

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


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

They should be transmedia.

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