Nic Gyalson

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

Music is a great passion and in recent years has also become a job. I spend as much time as I can playing and writing songs. I'm also a sound engineer and video maker and it is my dream to keep on doing these 3 things that I love.

What is your music dream?

I'm constantly searching for something in my life, and in the end all my experience, feelings and thoughts express themselves through my songs. The one thing that makes me happy is to be able to communicate what I have inside to the people that listen to my music and watch my videos, as those are the ways I tell my story the most intimate and real way.

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

I don't really have any plans for this. Ideas just come up and spread I guess, then the world starts changing by itself.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Too many to tell. But if I had to choose one, maybe Child In Time is the song that changed everything and made me want to start to play (first, the Hammond of course).

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to tell. I listen to a lot of different styles and artists every day.

What inspires you to make music?

Again, it comes from the inside. Could be excitement for something that happened, could be a feeling - good or bad, it depends - or even just a progression of notes that comes out of the instrument I'm having fun playing...

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

Every time it's different, but in recent times I'm constantly switching from writing about emotions and happenings of my life to exploring new perspectives of biology and of the logic behind our evolution and the existence of the universe.

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

Thrilled. It really gives me something that I can't find anywhere else. When I'm lets say in sync with them, it's really something, it generates a whole lot of energy.

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

It's so complicated. A lot is happening, some days I like it, some days I don't. But it's good to see everything changing and evolving somehow.

What do you think of Drooble?

I discovered it just recently! We'll see, I'm curious to explore it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

When I'm not able to communicate what I feel to the audience, and when I'm not able to perform, for example during this crazy lockdown times or simply when things don't work and organising dates seems to be impossible. But in retrospective I guess if those things happen it's because they have to happen.

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

If there's something I'm really interested in and passionate about, then yes, I go to gigs, buy merch, watch their videos. But I never do that to get something back. If don't like a band or an artist, I just don't "flirt" with them.

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

Hard to tell, I don't even know if I have that something. But be real I guess is an important key. And it's not easy, I know, I probably wore a mask for years too.

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

The first that come to my mind are Suuns, ever heard of them? They're a band from Montreal. I discovered them 5 years ago, saw them live twice and I think they do something worth listening to. I guess I could say many more names but I'm just listening to them a lot lately.