Rolan Dongon

The Knumbskulls / This Moment Onward

I am the rhythm guitarist for The Knumbskulls since 2007. I am the lead vocalist for This Moment Onward since 2019.







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

Music to me, is a language that communicates in a similar level as speaking to others, however with using all our senses compressed into musical notes and an outburst of feelings. Music gives me an outlet to share my journey. To everyone.

What is your music dream?

Most definitely to conquer the world with a beautiful message of my life's journey. ;)

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

A message of reflection / of reality / of loving what you do / change from within. Not all in that order.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I have a lot but my top 5 right now. Not in order. 1) Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine 2) Slayer - Angel of Death 3) Artie Shaw - Nightmare 4) Motley Crue - Danger 5) Mozart - Requeim

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

There is truly too many to lists. I will not list it here. Sorry guys...

What inspires you to make music?

Life's journey.

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

A message of every emotion. Whether they are love / hate / darkness / light. The realities of life and everything around me. The importance of letting out the emotions and the message I would love to touch someone. Good or Bad. All about that journey.

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

I feel all kinds of emotions! Happy / Butterflies / Love / Solace. Then again, every show is a little different then the rest. Could be angry / sad / sleepy. Yes sleepy, when you do long gigs or performances knowing you have another show coming up. So much in the "feels" department!

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

Musician's reality. It is the ever changing events in our culture and history. What could be improved? Well, get motivated and keep at it?

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Well, I'd love to make this a platform where musicians can truly benefit from making money on what they've put their hearts out to those willing to put it to the table.

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

I sure do. Just share my music.

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

Just put a hard earning work.

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

The Knumbskulls & This Moment Onward. We have videos on YouTube and also Facebook Platforms.