Martyn Rich


I write music that pleases me. The egocentric in me would love others to be pleased as well.





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

Mainly the means to express myself. As a songwriter I can put emotions and feelings into lyrics far better than I can put into everyday conversation.

What is your music dream?

Just to be able to do it full time. I’m not concerned with money or fame, but it is nice to not to have to worry about the bills.

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

The environment first and foremost. Secondly I would bring some kind of responsibility law against fake news in the largest reaching media outlets.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

My mother had a Carpenters greatest hits album on repeat so I guess it’s one of those. I loved it.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have guitarist influences like Page and Brian May and all of that usual crowd. As for bands I generally go for anything that’s a really good song, whatever the genre.

What inspires you to make music?

Again, being creative and self-expression.

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

Each song is a different message so I guess it depends who is listening to what.

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

Nervous and exhilarated

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

The internet has made so many more people able to get heard and I’ve discovered fantastic music I never would have had access to 15-20 years ago. However, the live scene is diminishing and we’ve totally lost true art from the mainstream.

What do you think of Drooble?

I’m still finding my way around it but I think it’s great!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not getting what’s in my head down on tape. Also my voice needs to improve but I’m working on that.

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

There isn’t much of a local scene. Maybe I could give it a kick in the balls.

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

Well I’m afraid it still comes down to marketing and luck...there are too many great musicians out there and not enough space for everyone. The lucky ones who break really big will always hit a nerve though.

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