Ben Birrell


Self taught musician, started on a low budget but climbing the ladder steadily. I'm part of two metal bands and I have Progressive/Rock - solo project.







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

A form of expression and release. Be it in the form of a meaningfull song or a track a dance to, I need to hear it.

What is your music dream?

To Create and live of music that brings people joy or inspiration.

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

Impossible to answer in one sentence XD

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Rage Against The Machine - Bombtrack

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mastodon, Tool, Intronaut, Rage Against The Machine, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Idles, Oliver Tree, Slaves, Slowthai, David Bowie

What inspires you to make music?

It's a form of communication and a way to get away from reality.

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

It's hard to summarize in to one sentence

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

Energetic and free

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

It completely depends on the artist and the audience... I would like to hear less mass produced music on the radio, charts aso...

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good... I like the use of Karma points to get feedback

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Uninspiring days and lazy bandmembers

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

There is a tiny concert hall next my bandroom called the "Kiff" (in Aarau switzerland). It's the perfect place to see a small bands first concert aswell as a big bands thousandth performance... best venue ever!

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

Originality, motivation and having an ear for quality

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

Intronaut! Acid Gates, Last Defiance, Ben Birrell