Matthew Szura

Here is me...........

Location: Chicagoland Age: Old enough to know better, too young to care Inspirations: Pink Floyd to Devin Townsend, and everything in between Gods: David Gilmour, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Eric Clapton, Paul Gilbert, Devin Townsend, Buckethead Favorite Food: Sub Sandwiches






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

Escape........ Pleasure in knowing that I am creating something that no one else has ever heard.

What is your music dream?

I am past trying to become a rock star. So, that being said, my dream would be to make enough money to do music as my full time job.

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

Free Healthcare!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Ha!!!! Pac Man Fever!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Winery Dogs, Pink Floyd, Buckethead, Umphreys McGee, Slash, Malrun, Bullet For My Valentine (early), AX7, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, and Monte Montgomery to name a few.

What inspires you to make music?

I get inspired by other artists. If I hear a lick that stands out and makes me feel a particular way and I say "wow thats awesome", I try to recreate that feeling in a new piece of music. Thats how I create.

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

This is me! This is what I like! Hope you do too!

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

I guess that all depends on the audience. But I always give it my best.

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

Most of us want to be the best!!!!!! The reality is that instead of being "The Best" we should all try to be the best that we can be. There will always be someone better! Always focus on yourself and not what the other guy is doing. It took me a long time growing up to learn that lesson.

What do you think of Drooble?

Just getting started with it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Popular artists that are popular, not because their music is good.

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

Absolutely. I go and see shows and I love to see my friends in other bands play.

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

Dedication, Passion, and a listenable product.

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

The Winery Dogs, Albany Down, Austin Gold