Jon Blake

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I am a largely self-taught musician, mainly playing keys at present. I got into music through blues and rock then into jazz, now a mixture I think. I live in a coastal town in Scotland which I think influences my music. I love the sea. I'm going for melodic, warm, soothing music but hopefully not background. I'm learning fast so very open to advice! Many thanks for taking the time to read this...

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

An opportunity to express myself creatively. A peaceful space.

What is your music dream?

Not sure

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

The environment

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Queen One Vision

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Gil Scott-Heron, Joe Armon-Jones, Sting, Michael Kiwanuka, Nina Simone, Jamie Cullum, Adele

What inspires you to make music?

Life, love, nature, outdoors, the sea

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

Look after the planet and each other

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

Good!

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

Undervalued, especially with streaming Better return for artists from streaming

What do you think of Drooble?

Don’t know yet!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The cost

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

I try, I go to local gigs

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

Energy, connections

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

Yazmin Lacey, Maisha, Moses Sumney, Oscar Jerome, Slowly Rolling Camera, Joe Armon-Jones