William Ferguson








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

I tried NOT being a musician once and it was the most miserable five years of my life.

What is your music dream?

Not asking for much, really. Just an opportunity to be heard by lots of people and perhaps make a halfway decent living at it.

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

I'd do away with waste, greed and want.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Road To Shambala by Three Dog Night.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Nine Inch Nails. That's about it.

What inspires you to make music?

Getting up in the morning.

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

That it's okay to do your thing and be different.

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

Sometimes excited, sometimes nervous and sometimes a mixture of both.

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

I think you're going to need a bigger server for me to answer this question but it basically boils down to how little money there is to be made in music, how the labels own your work in perpetuity and the overall unfairness of it all to the artist it is.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far it's an interesting concept and I wish it all the success in the world.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Getting heard, though it's a great way to separate the wheat from the chaff as it were.

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

There's not a whole lot of original material bands out here where I'm at simply because there's not a big demand for it. Everyone just wants to hear what they know but if a great band with original material were to materialize I'd go to their shows as often as I could.

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

Gene Simmons once pointed out why rap was so popular, though he took a lot of flak for it - that rock stars today look like homeless bums while rap stars are all about the cribs, the bling, the cars, the women, etc. I'm of the opinion that he was right and it goes to the old adage of "dress for the job you want" and by that I mean you need to look professional as well as be professional.

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

When I find one you haven't heard of I'll get back to you.