Phil West


Hello! Rock The Planet! I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee but there were some gaps in those years.







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

Music is my statement and my therapist. It's how I express myself. Music is my children's laughter-my happines-my appreciation for my talent-my escape-my comfort-my attitude. Music is my own spiritual experience to share in a manner so it can reach out and comfort others.

What is your music dream?

To watch my children learn, play, and someday perform. See them understand the recording studio.

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

It's not my place to change the world. Someone much greater than myself designed, created, and built it. Someone much more intelligent than I. I'll stick to creating music for the world and the universe.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Yesterday - The Beatles

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Disturbed - Ywngie J. Malmsteen - Steve Via - Nightwish - September Mourning - Phil West - RUSH - Ozzy Ozbourne - Black Sabbath - Eddie Van Halen - Randy Rhodes - Bach - Beethoven -

What inspires you to make music?

Everything around me.

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

Be grateful, enjoy life, exercise your talent, share your talent, never allow anyone to destroy your dreams.

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

It's one of the most wonderful feelings in the world.

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

Too much hate out there.

What do you think of Drooble?

An excellent way to get musically published.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Never enough time.

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

I am a single dad raising my 2 children with no assistance, so it's difficult to get out.

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

Play live anywhere you can, record everything you can, advertise, Drooble.

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

I don't know what you have heard