Timothy Mathis


I play guitar and I have been composing music since I was sixteen years old. My influences range from British Invasion to American rock, punk and alternative. Musically I was blessed. My mother was into Mahalia Jackson and The Supremes etc. and My dad was into: The Impressions, Curtis, Sam and Dave, Joe Tex and The Temptations, among many of the great soul artists of the time. But my first true musical memory was sitting in a Mr. Donuts parking lot in 1965…(that made me six years old)… and on the radio (WRKO If I remember correctly came this song that sent shivers down my spine. The song was “Angie” by the Rolling Stones. And the rest is history from "The Doors" to "The Clash", "Bowie" to "The Talking Heads", "Led Zeppelin" to Nirvana and everything in between …I was hooked. My musical journey had begun!






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

Music to me is all about passion. Music and art show me the real true beauty of life.

What is your music dream?

To be able to play and compose music full-time as a career.

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

I would make all the world leaders listen to Elvis Costello's "What So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding".

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?


Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, The Clash...and the list goes on and on.

What inspires you to make music?

Creating art.

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

Life is an interesting universe event.

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

Scared and excited.

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

Too much posing and following fads.

What do you think of Drooble?

Really cool so far. I just started.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Streaming royalties are so low that it makes it hard to cover expenses.

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

Not as much as I would like.

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

Put out great music. If the musician likes it than in this large world someone else will too.

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

Secret Abilities.