Bill Treakle

musician/ songwriter

I am a long-time performing musician Central Illinois. I began performing in 1971 and have been performing ever since , both on the road and local. I would love to perform with bands that are serious-minded and preferably performing country music. I've always believed in supporting live music for the Arts!







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

Music is my other language. It inspires me to create. Music brings a smile to my face and truly lifts my spirits. Makes a day better!

What is your music dream?

To leave my musical footprint on humanity. To inspire other artists to reach higher.

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

Make music a required subject in all schools fully funded program

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Charlie Brown by The Coasters

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

George Strait, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Temptations, Four Tops, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, Led Zepplin, REO Speedwagon

What inspires you to make music?

THe fans

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

happiness and carefree living

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

Stoked and ready to give eveything

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

More emphasis on actual singing instead of talking

What do you think of Drooble?

I think Drooble is an excellent platform for Artist and fans to enjoy and share musical interest

What frustrates you most as a musician?

non practicing musicians

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

I go and listen to all genre

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

stage presence, originality, do not copy anyones style.