Kelly Abram








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

Music to me helps me to express myself clearly, at least most times, most scars i bare, are hidden in pain from loss, remorse and times where a spoken word should have been said!..It helps me heal and has helped others in their healing. Music has given me a voice and a chance to share emotions that I never could, as being very shy at a younger age! it has broken down barriers for myself and others that listen!

What is your music dream?

There are so many notes. and melodies and different colors in my head, they sometimes compete to come out first, which i think, is similar situations for many musicians whom have a certain issue to sort out all that noise, and try to puzzle the actual song in their head, and put it onto paper or recording!

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

Perhaps it seems, this world is changing us, whether we are becoming more influenced and controlled by technology, and less feeling fulfilled, spiritually and connected to our immediate surroundings. I believe music can ground us, make us still and listen to the different vibrations around us and reconnect!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Haha...easy one! it has always been, 'Puff the Magic Dragon'!..Although neither I or my mom, who'd bought the album back in 1968, realized that this song had a whole different meaning and vibe to it, more than any parent knew its real message...btw, later in her years, she revealed that her & her sister used to do poppies in the early 50'

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hey..You are asking that question to a guy whom owned over 1200 albums of every genre and year, as far back as 1929, i believe. I still get the chills listening to old recordings of Django Rienhardt.. Today, I am very happy to hear Greta Van Fleek, bring back Rock music, and shove it in Gene Simmons face about 'Rock Music' being as dead as his hair!...Another awesome talent, and has definitely paid her dues, is Samantha Fish, whom found her voice and music in the stylings of 60's era beats, with a horn section...Her sexy legs helps too! She is on her way to the top!

What inspires you to make music?

My family was very musical. My aunt Iva, was very good playing the piano, while my uncle Ralph was awesome playing and singing in a band...My grandad did harmonica and the juice harp, very old skool!

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

I think if you listen to my music, you'll start to think, "HEY, That sounds just like..." and then they arent so sure but my music will sound familiar... I have many influences, but MOTOWN, ROCK, RnB, was my main inspiration! I want the listener to remember their first kiss, date, love, anger, crush, bitterness..and most cherished memory(s)... If I can accomplish that...then there is hope that we can all relate and maybe make the world a better place for us, and our children!

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

Anxiety, panic, excitement, wonderment, relieved, satisfaction....kinda like sex, huh?? haha

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

That is a very difficult one to answer in this digital age of 'shared music', isnt it?...I think the only improvement musicians can offer is bring up their game, and give the public a real show...ya know how Meatloaf did it, right?...It was an event, dinner & theatre, where the crowd was drawn into the emotion of each song he sang, each one an act, building up the climax, and releasing..building up again and releasing...kinda like great sex! ya know?? lol There has to be more than just the music you perform but to give it a real story and life..a 3 dimensional image of song, stage and performance that is slow, fast, loud, soft, happy, angry...really work the crowds emotions....not just go through the songs like its sounds like Ben Stein singing monotone! If you dont believe what you are playing musically, then what the hell are ya even on the stage for, right?

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm new to it, and am still evaluating its given can be a positive for those of us who have talent on a certain instrument or have the lyrics but dont have the actual musicians to bring it to life... There will always be enhancements upgrades, and even bugs to iron out...but hey, we all have to start somewhere.. It is all in all a great idea for collaborations, show casing and bouncing ideas with fellow musicians, but i think there has to be a fail-safe built in, so that fellow musicians know where to draw the legal line of copyright/ownerhsip of music!...and am sure that will be certainly discussed, as more msucians come on board the 'DROOBLE TRAIN'!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Was gonna say 'age', but since Rolling Stones will be touring this year!..guess the most biggest frustration is currently these new shows that parade around these, I mean Karaoke, i mean 'artists', most who've never written a song, let alone been in a band and payed there dues, and make an easy million bucks, and disappear! But who said life is fair, as long as you love and enjoy writing and playing music, and can at least get a beer or two from the bar..(Hopefully you set your sights a little higher)

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

I do support local live music, as we are bombarded by DJ's whom are making as much as 6 times as much as a 4 piece band, spinning records! (My friends are DJ's and turn a profit of over $4000 per weekend...ikr?) The bar scene is very bad and your lucky they even pay you... If anything that i have ever learned in music, is that you musicians today have to create and play your own music, promote yourself, and get into the music festivals everywhere, because thats where your livelyhood is gonna come from...Tshirts, Cd sales, and even offering your services at discount prices as Radio jingle developer, webpage blogger/designer.... 'The only success promised to you in music business today, is your own attitude and tenacity to succeed and do things the other musician wont!'

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

Really?...ok They better take a business course, know some law, know your target audience, know your material, and have originals on cd, but still have some top stupid 40 hits, including at least one 'bar mitvha song...loFuckl Be tough, Manage your self, budget, budget, budget...Plan everything out when touring, and i mean everything...Last thing you dont want is a quick stop in bum-fuk wherever, and you didnt bring toilet paper...true story! Learn to be a people person, because you will be working with some very colorful characters out there, and get it all in a contract prior to the gig! You will be living with band mates on the road, so make sure your personality shit is in check, including theirs... Fuk...maybe I should just write you a damn book on the subject matter, huh?...haha!

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

Sure you have...Ever heard of the world's most angriest guitar player, on youtube??...He's actually a damn nice guy, and can play some mean least the ones that he hasnt