Steffie Hilven


When everything around my was falling apart, music saved my life several times. When the world around me is too loud, music silences the noise and turns it into melody. Thanks to music I am still walking this earth.







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

Music saved my life. It's something that has been always a constant thing in a life of chaos and ups and downs. When everything fails and people get out and in your life, music is always there. It's been a great help for me to get through hard times.

What is your music dream?

I want to reach out to people through making music like it happened to me in dark times.

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

I would start with trying people to convince to accept the ones that are different and help the people in need.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

My first ever rock song: The Ditch - Far Away

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have a lot of bands and artists I listen to. I don't really have THE favorite one. It depends.

What inspires you to make music?

The way music helped me through a lot.

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

Giving the ones in need the security and feeling that they're not alone and that their story isn't over yet. That they have to keep fighting, even in the darkest of times.

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

I haven't performed in front of an audience yet.

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

I think real talent should be more important than the "looks" and the image of a musician. Quality over quantity.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's nice, I never heard of Drooble until I discovered it via Facebook.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People who are very narrow minded about music and don't see the real talent, time and hard work that goes into making music.

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

I do, I often go to a local club to see bands out of the local scene and I follow them on media, share their music with people I know... Sometimes I buy merch or a CD so they have the money to keep on going with their journey.

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

I think musicians have to be very patient and hardworking. Not trying to give into the mainstream but daring to jump out in their own different way, how difficult it may be.

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

Blue October, Justin Furstenfeld (solo), Richie Kotzen, Cobi, Schandmaul, Baaba Maal, The Sham (rock coverband), History X (rock and blues coverband), Bad Wolves (check out their cover from Zombie!), Sixx.A.M., Puddle of Mudd, Thrice, Hellyeah, Days of Jupiter, Voodoo Vegas, Wretch, Pro-Fecia, Vulvodynia, Erebos, Lascar, Araxas