Kevin Sumner


Have been a musician for many years now. I continually try to learn music theory but playing and recording original material always takes over. Instrumental music is where spend many hours but I like to get away from it now and again and write songs, so I guess you're going to find all sorts on this page. I have had great fortune to have played in some fine bands, duo's, and trio's and went professional for a short time with an Irish band. It wasn't for me though, I didn't like being away from the family. Retired now and I spend all my spare time connected to music. I'm really impressed with the material I'm hearing here on Drooble. Keep it coming guys. Compose till you de-compose.







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

My head is full of music. It gives me great joy to bring the music out to share with anyone willing to listen.

What is your music dream?

Anything by Beethoven and some of Mike Oldfields work.

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

Wipe out all religion, except for the worship of nature.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Mars, by Gustav Holst

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, Beethoven, Mike Oldfield, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Steeleye Span, Gustav Holst

What inspires you to make music?

Playing my many instruments.

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

Anything is possible but please give us a melody.

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

It's my job to grab and entertain them.

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

I haven't an answer to that. I know there's a lot of very good cream no longer rising to the top.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm pleased to be part of it. If there could be more conversation like there was in the good old days on Soundcloud, that would make it complete. It seems to work for me though. I can't spend hours listening to other musicians, because I don't want the inevitable influence it would have. But I'll say thanks for providing me with a good platform.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not enough hours in the day, and fatigue.

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

Not at all.

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

Stubbornness. Play all the technological fields and get heard. Develop a great live act and tour with merchandise.

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

Waterfront Station, Hog Iron, Johnny Minstrel, Mary Cigarettes, Robert Reed, Buck and Evans,