My name is Matt Krahula. Aside from my work as a solo musician, I am the lead singer songwriter for The Nightmare River Band, bassist for Grammy Nominated artist Henry Kapono, and 1/2 of the Chamber Folk duo Beyond Hope. I currently reside in Waikiki where I spend the majority of my time making music and surfing.
Music has been my lifelong passion. I started playing upright bass in 4th grade and continued on through to get my bachelors degree in Music at Purchase College for performance on Classical bass. I can't imagine what life would be like without music.
To continue making music that I love and believe in.
Uptown Girl by Billy Joel or Rocky Mountain High by John Denver
Cat Stevens, The Talking Heads, The Head and The Heart, John Denver, Neil Young, Lord Huron
I find inspiration everywhere. Used to write a lot about love, loss, pain and drinking, but these days I'm just as inspired by more positive things, a beautiful hike, a great day surfing, or a relaxing evening with a good book.
I don't have one concise message. My goal is always to make each song the best it can be.
Performing live is one of the true thrills in this life.
Ideally, we'd see more money from streaming platforms but I'm not going to hold my breath.
Drooble seems to be a very welcoming community of musicians who are all trying to work together to help each other move forward. It's a great concept that seems to be working well here.
I've learned to move past the frustrating parts of the industry. Things happen the way the should in time. Stay positive.
I do. I try to frequent as many shows as possible. I offer very favorable rates, often pro-bono to produce artists who might be a little tight on funds. The good deeds almost always come back around. Social equity is a real thing.
The first step is making sure your music is the best it can be. With home recording setups pumping out hi-fidelity records, the industry is more competitive than ever.
Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!, Chris Smithers, Communication Corporation, Chase Hamblin, Quiet Hollers