Peter Shotton


Love playing guitar, recording compositions. Just to see if anyone else likes them,







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

I love playing guitar, it gives me release to a different realm. I feel more relaxed and at home when I'm playing.

What is your music dream?

Just to compose the occasional piece and put it out there to see if anyone else likes it.

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

Musically, go back to tape. Digital/internet recording has really had a bad effect - get bands/musicians playing together in a room. Physical prescence makes a big difference.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably Matt Monro, 'We're Gonna Change The World'. Not particularly inspiring or influential but definitely memorable.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck etc... but most recently Joe Bonamassa - just because I can feel the same influence.

What inspires you to make music?

No idea. Maybe it's just an outlet.

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

No message. Enjoy what you like listening to.

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

Better, much better - you get some energy back from an audience. Whether it's good or bad at least it's a live reaction.

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

Things are changing faster now. People are still playing Pub gigs for a living and having a great time. The internet has made it easier for musicians to get known - but that means any idiot can post his/her creation online - ?

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems really good, still not quite sure what 'Drooble Radio' is just yet.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

At the moment, physical drawbacks.

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

No. Wish I could but limited mobility at the moment.

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

Talent first off. Then definitely contact other musicians. Talk to and play with other like minded musicians.

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