John Hollingum


I'm so old I was playing bass in a band of total obscurity in the 70s. I've always recorded stuff using whatever gear is available. Not noticeably competent on any particular instrument, I retain a perfect level of mediocrity on a number of instruments; consequently my recent recordings are a mixture of sequenced sounds with heavily edited performances. I don't let my scrappiness stop me from performing at open mics etc. Way to sell myself eh?







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

Shivers down my backbone

What is your music dream?

I am talented. Then I wake up.

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

donald trump

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

House of the rising sun

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

So many

What inspires you to make music?

Discovering a worthwhile idea

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

Forget the crap in your life, listen to this for two minutes.

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

Depends, sometimes a sense of trying to keep it all together. Other times just posessed. Who is that guy?

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

I don't think musicians engage much with reality do they?

What do you think of Drooble?

too early to say

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My right hand

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

Just open mics and performers clubs these days

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

talent. and luck

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

Cartola. Nelson Sargento.