Tom Benke

Giver Of Gosbumps

I help make partayz awesome with my wide variety of songs that take folks back...







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

It's the ultimate way to make friends... it's also a time machine to help reminisce about good times.

What is your music dream?

To connect with folks & bring good cheer.

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

abolish censorship and scarcity mentality

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

too many to mention: The Entertainer from the film The Sting, Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder, were the first records I asked for as birthday gifts.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

...also so many to mention... Elvis, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Crosby Stills & Nash, Mamas & Papas, Doors, Johnny Rivers, Donovan, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Manfred Mann, Stevie Wonder, Rush, Guess Who, BTO, Chicago, Lighthouse, ELO, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Eagles, America, Carpenters, Bread, ... runnin outa space!!!

What inspires you to make music?

my hearers and their requests, as well as songs that give me gozbumps

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

love is real

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

a potpourri of different feelings, depending on the situation... from shot nerves to totally laid back

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

content watermarked that triggers secure, barrier-free, automated artist and composer monetization for all uploads, that also can allow older neglected songs to escape their vaults

What do you think of Drooble?

I have much to learn... we'll see how my activity fits in

What frustrates you most as a musician?

my own limitations

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

I attend jamms & open mics

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

the perfect balance between being easy on the ears, yet a thrill to notice so they can be uniquely remembered

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

coming soon...