Jules Martinez








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

Started guitar at the age of 16 y old. Since then, played in various different bands of any genres: Dysmorphic on Unique Leader Records, The Newtons, and recently performed for Amy Guess and Samantha Johnson (America's got talent).

What is your music dream?

Make a living of my passion, not only through teaching but also songwriting and performing. Tough stuff but I'm holding on.

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

Don't try to change the world. Do your stuff with your heart and it will be a better place.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably Mike and The Mechanics - Over my shoulder (Don't ask me why, I still don't know aha)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

My tastes change every damn week, but let's say: Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Vulfpeck, The Police, Tom Petty, The War on Drugs, Phoenix etc...

What inspires you to make music?

I don't even think about it. I just do it, It's part of me now and probably for ever (but who knows?). When i don't practice, I always listen to music or watch performances.

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

There's no specific message, probably just the reflection of how i feel at a very specific moment. It's very Cathartic.

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

It can be terribly stressful and boring or a maximum release of energy. It's at least not as bad as when i started practicing when I was 16 aha.

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

Music can't be free for ever, in the way that, the work of musicians and artists has to get rewarded for the amount of time they spent on it. Its global mentality to change at that point (starting probably with gigs organizers). It takes time but It seems like things are getting better.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's cool.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The lack of gigs. I've definitely been more of a "studio" or "rehearsal" musician than live performer unfortunately. Also spent much more time teaching.

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

It depends. (Don't want to answer to that for now cause it could be awkward hehehe)

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

Communication skills (tell me that ahaha)

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

Sean Carbone, Gary Fowler.