Ryan Mccaffrey


I have been writing my own music since I was in my teens and have recently put together a band called Cong-Fusion. My influences are Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock and early Jamiroquai. We have only performed a few gigs together so far but the reaction from the audience has been great.







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

Music is everything to me. It gives me life and inspiration. It soothes my soul and makes everything better for me.

What is your music dream?

To tour the world with my band.

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

Get rid of President Trump!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Music of the Mind by Jamiroquai

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, The Doves, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye

What inspires you to make music?

For me making music is about writing stuff that is interesting and about important things that have happened personally to me in my life.

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

The message I want to send is for people to love one another and to realise that what they do to others has consequences that may not be reversible.

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

I feel ecstatic, espeically when I can see that they are enjoying the music.

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

Spotify could start paying musicians proper money. The same goes for other streaming sites but I realise this is never going to happen.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think Drooble is a great idea. I love it compared to other sites such as Reverbnation as people genuinely listen to your music and comment. There's no trying to con you out of money either which is nice.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not getting paid what I deserve to be paid for all the work I've put into being a musician.

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

I attend jazz gigs and go watch my friends play when I can afford to.

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

Their music should be interesting and it helps to engage the audience by getting them to sing along.

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

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Frank Zappa, Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorious, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Kashmere Stage Band,