Paul Zarvis


I've been a musician, singer, songwriter, pianist all my life. I got disillusioned by playing on the road some years back and stopped. But now I wish to begin playing again for smaller venues and original music. I enjoy playing for audiences and am looking forward to sharing my work with people in the Albany NY and Capital District area.







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

Music is the defining element of my character. I have been playing piano and performing for over 35 years and it is what I love to do. I enjoy the freedom of expression music gives me and look forward to sharing my original music with people.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is to write and record songs for established artists as well as myself. I would love the opportunity to write for a signed artist and hear my work performed by them.

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

More emphasis on music and the arts being taught in public schools.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to count

What inspires you to make music?

It's a drive within my DNA

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

That this is your time to chill and enjoy and be free to just feel the music.

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


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

There's no money in it anymore. With the advent of digital streaming one cannot keep track of his/her music and more often than not it is downloaded and heard for free. I would bring back the record companies and stop piracy.

What do you think of Drooble?

Great so far!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Venues wanting you to perform for free for "exposure."

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

I've joined the Capital Region Blues Network and support the arts and music where ever I can.

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

Good marketing, networking and computer/streaming skills.

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

Me, My brother John Temple Zarvis, and a TON of others too many to list.