Raymond Perri


Am drummer from Sydney settling in ho chi min. Seeking any musos to jam or play professionally. Playing over 30 years all types of music. Have been here 2 months and suffering withdrural symtoms for live music.





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

Music is my main joy. It gives me a sence of relaxation and energy at the same time. I think playing in a band is like a team effort to creat music and make people happy .

What is your music dream?

Music dream is to be playing with a band of like minded people . In a social atmosphere where people love music as much as you do.

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

Eliminatehunger and povety . A better spread of wealth in the world.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

As I was surrounded by so muchand varied music as a child I cannot think of one song that I favoured more than the other. There are a few Italian songs that I loved. But which one ?

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Frank Sinatra. Amazing rythm aces. Beatles. Bee gees bob marly earth wind and fire the egles Neil young. The ink spots. Louie Armstrong

What inspires you to make music?

An uncle that played piano accordion at any family functions .

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


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

Once again I feel joy when I see people having a good tim and also a sence of achievement .of doing a job that I love. And giving my ego a boost at the sametime

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

Big question. I think it seems to be broken up into two catorgories. The older generation and the younger generation .because I've been playing for 40 years I have been subjected to both . On average I believe most people favour the music of there youth when they're in the prime of life. And both generations close they ears to the other generally with a small amount of cross over. So as much as I appreciate the skill in mastering the technology of music now days I do think it has lost the simplicity and not as organic. And is becoming more theatre than music . Nothing wrong with that. So all in all I think today's music has degenerated but the theatrics have improved. And sound quality.

What do you think of Drooble?

I ve only just joined but looks like a great site for me.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not enough live music venues paying good money hence the introduction of too much backing tapes.

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

Frequent as many live gigs as possible.

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

More live gigs.

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

I don't know who you have or haven't heard before.