Cole Spivey

Cole

I love music and telling stories. I love all the great rockers: The Smiths, Wilco, R.E.M. Radiohead, Sun Kil Moon, Jason Grey and Mercyme.

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

I believe music is being able to tell a story before an audience while using music or rhythmic sounds or sounds that sound musically constructed or emotionally and honestly expressed.

What is your music dream?

To be heard before many people. I want to be able to express my music and be known. I want my songs heard.

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

No war.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Amy by Pure Prairie League.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Wilco, Radiohead, The Smiths, Nirvana and Mercyme.

What inspires you to make music?

God and God's people. Also. the public's awaiting ears.

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

Honesty.

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

I feel a mixture of feelings before an audience. Sometimes I don't feel good enough, and sometimes I feel at home. At times, I feel I could be genius and at other times I feel poetic or humorous or dramatic. Depends on the audience.

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

There seems to be a competition to be the best or most famous. Honesty or sincerity to the expression of song.

What do you think of Drooble?

Great. It is a great way to communicate with other musicians. I don't see many famous musical acts on the site. It's a people's people site, or a musician's musicians site. Greatness.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I don't read music. I only read tablature and go by ear. I can site read vocal music, but I can not write music yet.

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

Yes. I belong to the Dallas music scene. I do know people in the Austin local scene. Also, the Fort Worth scene is growing in more of an alternative way. Also, the punk scene has been big in Deep Ellum for awhile. Texas has a big scene.

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

Originality helps. The best quality is just honesty and skill. Skill helps people become excited and entertain, while honesty speaks to their heart. It is a balance between skill and honesty of expression.

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

Melissa Engleman (in Austin). She is folky. John Dyre from New York. He works with Lake Simons in the Village and in Fort Worth, Texas and Hip Pocket Theatre Scene. The Lake Rats from Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, near Lake Worth. Futnut was a good band from Fort Worth (they may have broke up.) Suiciety was a good band from Joe's Garage and Fort Worth in the early 1990's. Trio of One was a great band from Fort Worth and the Hop in the 1990's.