Damien Darr


I am a Singer/Songwriter from Orange County California. I am influenced by pop, rock, hip hop, and the ocean. I started writing music when I was a youngster and have been writing ever since. I play guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, and I sing.







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

Music to me is expression. It gives me the opportunity to express how I feel through lyrics, melody, and composition.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is simple. I just want people to listen to my music and connect to it. Hopefully, a lot of people.

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

Hmm this is tough. There are a lot of things I care about, like the environment, economics, and society. I guess for me the thing I would focus on to start would be equality. I want people to be able to start on the same playing field. Economically, culturally, and socially all at the same level.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

“Machine Head” by Bush. Me and my dad used to sing this together in the late 90’s in his beat up old work truck. Brings back some great memories.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Paul Wright, Blink 182, Imagine Dragon, Nirvana, Bush, Pearl Jam, and Green Day to name a few.

What inspires you to make music?

Usually a guitar riff. I will play guitar for a while come up with a cool riff and build a song around it.

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

Without getting too cheesy... my music is about love. Not only romantic love, but platonic love, familial love and all other kinds of love. I have a music video about the love a man has for his dog. I think that life is not worth living in the absence of love. Yes, I know that was extremely cheesy and cliche but thats what I got...

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

Nervous and anxious. I am not a confident performer. My hands get clammy and my stomachs turns. I have never been confortable singing in front of people. But, I still do it and give it all I got.

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

There are a lot of things to be optimistic about in todays music reality. Never before have we had the opportunity to put our music out there on a global scale without a big record contract. You can work really hard on a song in your bedroom, release it on the internet, and have people hear it from the other side of the world. The negatives, however, are just as potent. There are many, too many, people releasing music. It has caused an over saturation and makes it near impossible to get people to listen to your own music. When millions of people release music everyday, how do you stand out?

What do you think of Drooble?

I love it! I love the community and support it brings. People on here are overwhelmingly positive.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Putting my heart and soul in an album or track and going unrecognized.

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

Of course. I will watch their music videos, share their content, and listen to their music.

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

Be unique. You have to stand out in some way. Wether its musically, stylistically, or a combination of both.