Karl Ficarotta


Started at 16 playing Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup, infant of my music class. I'm now 30 and I've fronted numerous bands, played shows across the UK and I just keep plugging away at it. I'm hoping one day I can make enough money to do this full time but that might be a bit naive.







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

Music is​ how I express myself as I find it hard to talk about everything I really feel.

What is your music dream?

To play a show and have everyone sing my songs at me.

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

Everyone's outlook. The world is selfish. That needs to change.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Outside by Staind. It's the song that made me want to be a musician.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many and they change all the time. Currently, they are; Acoustic: William Fitzsimmons, Bears Den, Charlie Simpson Rock/Metal: Reuben, Norma Jean, Death Remains

What inspires you to make music?

The idea that my music might be able to help people like music has helped me.

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

It's ok to be sad.

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

exhilarated. Especially when I play to people who actually know who I am.

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

It's very saturated. Too much choice which is putting people off.

What do you think of Drooble?

Still working that out.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

All the ignoring from promoters and booking agents. I know they can't respond to everyone but it's still disheartening to put all this effort in to be ignored​.

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

I'm a local scene promoter so I support the scene by running shows for all genres! www.thecobblestonesmusic.co.uk

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

Patience and persistence.

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

Jack Humphries. Jamie B. All Ears Avow. Bleed Again. Death Remains. Confessions of a Traitor.