Rob Macspurren







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

The education system. I want people to start thinking critically again.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Saga - What Do I Know Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door And many others...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Uli Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Healey, Nash the Slash

What inspires you to make music?

There's a drive for expression and and seeking new vistas that never subsides. I would love it if other people love what I do, but that is secondary to expression.

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

The same as when I teach music - if I can do it, so can you. Aside from that, I've always wanted to play music that has sophistication and class.

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

Depends on the audience.

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

In my opinion, music is just not seen as an important part of people's lives, unless it involves their iPhones. Because of this, music is seen as a trivial pursuit.

What do you think of Drooble?

Not sure yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People who make judgments about the "proper" way for you to express yourself, because they can't be bothered to try to understand it.