Steve Bates





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

Music gives me a channel in which to release my feelings, thoughts and emotions into a creativity that I am able to share with others.

What is your music dream?

To consistantly play for large fan base and relate to fans through similarity of opinion, events, lifestyle and modern era living.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

lol! Mama Tried - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Audio Slave, Everlast, Train, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne

What inspires you to make music?

anytime I can pick up an instrument I remain inspired to create new music.

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

that although people are unique in their own ways most experience the same ups and downs through life and you are never alone in good times and bad.

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

Completely content and playing through the crowds energy for a successful performance.

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

unfortunely less and less mainstream music is utilizing instrument talent and although the vocalists are talented their is so much more that the music has the potential to offer and I'd personally enjoy seeing more of this.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think this is an excellent concept! the ability to have your music heard by 1000's of people including like minded musicians is pure genius!!!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I dont have enough instruments lol!

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

Yes, I love to help out when and where I can and love to see people out doing what they love no matter their style!

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

They shouldn't feed their ego and should focus on their craft as well as their ability to convey their music to their fans the way they had envisioned it during the early stages that each creative piece was taking place with true emotion and ambition.

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

Ryan Marchand