Reno Pratama

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Reno Pratma

How did you start playing music and what sparked your interest ? 

I listened to a bunch of Indonesian rock n roll music and It made me want to learn guitar. I started playing music when I was 7 and my Mum bought me my first guitar.

How did you get into Skateboarding and what inspired you to start ?

I watched a skate comp in 1998 and it inspired me so much to want to learn how to skate.

What are you working on right now ?

My second music album.

What is your gear setup for skate and music ?

For skate I use my pro model from beside skateboards Melbourne.

For music I use a Gibson guitar for electric, Martin and co for acoustic and Hohnor for harmonica.


What do you like to do outside of music and does it affect your music and skating ?

I like to do expressionist painting on canvas and write poetry.

How would you describe your music genre ?

Folk, skate, blues.

We love your personal style, what inspires you to wear what you wear ?

I like to dress in what feels comfy.

How would you describe your skate style ?


Do you know any music theory ?

Nope, I just learn by doing. When I play music I just close my eyes and celebrate;))


What are your plans for the future ?

Represent Indonesia to the world.

What are you listening to at the moment ?

Alot with a bunch of different genre.

Who are your top 5 influences and icons ?

Bob Dylan

BB king

Paul Wailer


Jim Greco

When are you playing next ?

20th April at Q Garage

23rd April at Deus Ex machina

24th April at Strawhut


Your based in Bali, Indonesia, how is the music / skate scene in Bali ?

The music scene here is really huge with a lot of different genres and talented musicians. The skate scene here is growing and we have alot of different skateparks, its always fun to skate here.

Please let us know your thoughts on the local music scene in Bali, where it started for you and where it is going.

I started in a small rock n roll bar called ‘twice bar’ in Kuta jamming with all the local bands. Back then we didn’t have many places to jamm but now the scene is growing and there are lots of new bars.

Street or Vert ? Where’s your favorite skate spot ?

Street spot for sure but I enjoy playing vert or bowl. Why not:))

Do you have a favorite party venue ?

At the moment i really enjoy the new rock n roll bar called ‘Gimme shelter’

We would love to know anything else that you feel like telling us.

Yes this is my quote : lose yourself but don’t lose your mind, you can do what you wanna do as long as the freedom doesn’t kill you. Do what you wanna do. Peace and love! Bless.

Photography: Arseto Adiputra


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