Jo-Nathan McLean

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I love music. I love rock and roll. Music is art. Music is my art. There are so many variations to the 7 notes that make up our system of scales yet the possibilities are endless. Here then, am I. I stand boldly on this platform of musical art and here is my contribution. Yes, like everyone else I prefer my art to be the sound hear round the world but if it is only to be heard on pages like this and other social media...so be it...at least I am being heard!

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

It is my life. It is what I was born here into this world to do.

What is your music dream?

To see my independent label Mr Joe's Records become a major label

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

I'd get rid of Hip Hop

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Glen Campbell Wichitaw Lineman

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I am a huge fan of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Stanley Clark, the Funkadelics, Van Halen, Scorpions

What inspires you to make music?

Music is as the blood flowing through my veins...it is a necessary

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

I write instrumental music as an alternative to all of the negative energy being poured out upon us by all of the other genres, it's like everybody is angry about something..there is still so many good things to be enjoyed about just being alive so I wrtite music that sounds good...music that feels good!

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

It has been a very long time since I have stood in front of an audience but I remember when I did: I was always nervous, sorta jittery while setting up my hands would shake so bad but once the drummer clicked those sticks, wham instant transformation...I rocked the stage and I had the audience...man, what cool times they were. Well, you never know I am currently writing and I think I might start playing out next year, me, my guitar and my laptop(amp, pa and effects pedal obviously).

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

I don't know if this answers the question but I recently had an incident whereas I was going to sign up to play a certain night club's open mic nite and when I clicked on to the sign in page they were going to charge me $100.00 to play for 4 minutes...for free! Well, I [email protected]!

What do you think of Drooble?

I am more than just a fan, in the short amount of time that I have been here it has been a truly phenomenal experience. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writers block!!!!! I once wrote a song that was 11mins long, by the time I got finished I was so burned out I couldn't do anything for a month. It was as though my mind had shut off the flow...there was nothing so I had to wait until it passed

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

I show my support through social media, I don't go out except to go to work or the store

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

Have real talent, have good music, have good practice habits and be persistent!

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

Me!!! ;)