Michel Martis






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

i have been playing since my youth. it started out as being just a fun way to enjoy the afternoon. but it soon became a passion when i noticed that i was quuite good at playing rhythms. Being a musician today is my great source of complete satisfaction. i don't do drugs, i don't even drink but ...MAN! Do i get High from playing !!

What is your music dream?

i've never been a really BIG dreamer...the dreams i had were to play on stage, wich i accomplished, to have my own band, wich i also accomplished...and my dream now, still not really BIG is to have a lot of fun playing and touring and bringing joy to audiences....and i beleive it can be accomplished by playing with the type of musician that has got a good musical feeling.. or to say in other words: music in your blood...

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

myself ofcourse

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

hmmmm.i would say "Angie" from the Rolling Stones...memorable for the special meaning it had...i had a crush on a girl named Abgie...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

i really love female singer-songwriters...but honestly they are too many to mention...i will name just a few..Bob Marley, Fania Allstars,Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Anouk, Michelle Shocked, Ilse de Lange, Sinéad O Conner, Lenny Kravitz, Faithless,Sade, Amy Winehouse, Sting, Eurithmics, Simply Red

What inspires you to make music?

funny i never asked myselkf that question..i guess i'm always inspired, but i really get super inspired by fellow musicians.

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


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

i just want to give, and give, and give all that i have...

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

i think, and i beleive that Drooble is what we were all waiting for...

What do you think of Drooble?

i'm very excited about it...already told some friends to join...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

another musician who doesn't "have" IT...i can't play with people who play without feeling the groove

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

oh yes..i regularly check out what's happening in town. And i participate in jamsessions.

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

musicality is first...originality...and being able to make the crowd go wild...that's presentation...then also...powerfull riffs,lyrics and a "sticky" beat..

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

Boomshakalak Soundsystem... The Boston Tea Party from Nijmegen,