Paul ORourke

Back in the day...

I am an Irish Canadian. ALWAYS Irish first! Proud of that. My earliest musical influences were played out in the many house and kitchen parties of family and friends. Live music. Everyone participated. Everyone had their party piece that they would.share. There were always guitars, banjo and harmonica to back them. As a child I sat watched and listened for hours, soaking it all in. I miss those days.







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


What is your music dream?

To sing live on stage with one of my favorite artists.....GB

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Hey Jude

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, KISS, Journey, Styx, Joe Bonamasa, The Fureys, Blue Rodeo...

What inspires you to make music?

When I am playing and singing it is like I am in another world

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

Be happy life is short

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

Feels like someone else takes over

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

Musicians should be allowed to be themselves.

What do you think of Drooble?

Pretty cool so far

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of confidence in my own abilities

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

I am an amateur photographer. I have done live photo shoots for some bands

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

Play everywhere and anywhere you can get a spot. Enjoy what you are doing.

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

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