Kerri Powles


I was born in Winchester, Hampshire, but have spent most of my adult life living in Brecon, Powys, South Wales. I started playing piano at 5, but have taken up in more recent years numerous other instruments, not least of which is the Piano, Native American Flute, Chinese Hulusi, Chinese Dizi, Chinese Xiao, Harmonica, Irish Whistle, Ukulele, Tenor Recorder, Western transverse flute, Yamaha Venova and I occasional sing too. I am an Intuitive Composer/Musician and Multi Instrumentalist. I compose mainly emotional and nostalgic music with an aim to relax and move those who listen. Many Care/Rest Homes and Hospices locally use my music in their relaxation therapy sessions. I am inspired by the beauty of nature, and touched greatly by human emotion both tragic and romantic, which I think reflects itself in my compositions.






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

Music is my world, I am incomplete without it. It brings me peace and comforts me when times are hard.

What is your music dream?

Being a rather private person, I don't crave fame or fortune, but I would like to be recognised for my contribution to music and just make a comfortable living from it, whilst bringing a little peace and tranquility to peoples lives at the same time.

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

I would start with ensuring that NO weapon, most especially guns could be sold to the general public anywhere in the world. Fighting fire with fire may be Trumps philosophy, but two wrongs never make a right.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

'You Never Promised Me A Rose Garden' by Lynn Anderson. I clocked quite a bill on my Mums phone dialling dial a disc when I was little :)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mostly Classical Composers too numerous to list here, but to name but a few I was weaned on Mahler, Wagner, Bruckner, Grieg, Samuel Barber.............and the list goes on.

What inspires you to make music?

I am greatly inspired by the beauty of where I live in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Parks. Anyone who has been here will know what I mean. I am also a rather sensitive person, who is touched by human emotion (some might say too much) and my great love of animals. In short I am inspired by love, beauty and also tragedy I would say.

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

To love one another, be kind and considerate, cherish all of Gods creatures for they are given to us to love and protect, and be at peace with yourself and the world around you.

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

Nervous to start with, but the music usually carries me away and sometimes I forget people are watching me.

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

I think more could be done to help up and coming fresh new talent to be recognised. So many people fall by the wayside simply they have no way of getting their music to the ears of those who can really make a difference to them.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far, I am finding it extremely good, and look forward to all the new things I'm discovering about it every day.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not getting the recognition I feel I deserve.

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

I go to as many gigs of other musicians as I am able too. We all need to support each other.

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

Obvisouly talent in spades would be at the top of my list, but also be a genuine, decent human being as well. It's all very well having talent, but if people don't warm to you are well, it means nothing.