NEW (still unposted) song played on Reading4U Radio today
Last November I spent two adventurous and enriching days recording in the studio of Dutch musician and producer Wim Oudijk in the Hague. He arranged and produced two of my songs - "Consolation Asteroid" (you can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzEAGKd2obM) and one more song which has not been posted anywhere online yet! Not even as a live YouTube performance, it is really nowhere to be found!
This second, mysterious song will be played on Radio Reading4U TODAY, in a programme of James Crowther called Psychedelic Pop Party, which has already started. It lasts from 12 to 6 pm UK time. The link is here: http://www.reading4u.co.uk/
Tomorrow - playing in Vlaardingen!! Welcome if you are nearby!
Do any of you my Labtones friends live in Vlaardingen, or nearby? Tomorrow (13 April) I am playing there, at Café de Hommel! There will be also another artist performing, Polish rock/gothic/poetry artist Lee-Leet, who I had the pleasure to share the stage with already several times before. We will both play full sets. It will be a great music evening - welcome if you can make it!
TONIGHT playing in Leeuwarden! Come if you're near!!
Are there any Labtoners in or near Leeuwarden?? Or maybe you know someone there who would like a nice music evening out? I am playing in Leeuwarden tonight for the first time, at Paddy O'Ryan's Irish Pub, and I'm sharing the stage with a wonderful band from the Hague called Chabliz once again! I will start at 22.00, and will play for the first hour (both guitar and piano songs!), and then Chabliz will play their magical set. Come if you're near! Proper length sets, FREE entrance and so much music. Also, the place has a very good selection of drinks if you are thirsty and lovely food in case you're hungry! There isn't a better way to spend this evening if you live in Leeuwarden, no, there is not :)
Nog aan het bijkomen van een avondje Labtones in Club Merz te Dordrecht ben ik alweer geboekt met De Bommelband op 23 juni voor het Brand Bier Jazz Festival Hillegersberg te Rotterdam, en het Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival te Rotterdam Noord op 28 juni.
Op 11 mei geven we een akoestisch optreden (met Gitaar, Bas, Cajon, Mandoline, Banjo en Viool) in Café De Komedie te Rotterdam. Met speciale gast "Johnny Vain" op de accordeon!
Tussendoor is het ook zo goed als elke week feest. Dan wel Solo, als Duo of als Trio... Tot ziens bij één van de gigs!
ARTIST OF THE MONTH APRIL: DESPERADOS BFDM
The artist of the Month April proofs that combining different cultures and backgrounds into one band can really result in a great sound: Desperados BFDM (NL). The band creates a mix of latin, funk, folk, hip-hop, pop and reggae. The composition of the band, with two percussionists, acoustic and electric guitars, a Spanish rapper and the fact that almost every band member sings results in a unique new sound.
This colourful group is composed of experienced musicians with six different nationalities who use music as their universal language. The sun-flavored songs tell stories of life and love. They always swing and are accessible to a wide audience. The two Latino percussionists and the Dutch drummer take care of the mix of rhythms, while English melodious lyrics and sultry Spanish rap fill in the vocals. The Desperados are well-known for their live-performances and the great interaction with the audience. Last January during the Pinguin Radio Festival in Paradiso (Amsterdam, NL) they were voted as 'best band' by a packed and enthusiastic audience.
The album “Brothers from Different Mothers” is partly produced by John Sonneveld (known from The Golden Earring, Anouk, and Postman). The title expresses the friendship between the bandmembers. In October 2011 the single “Tequila con Limon” was released together with an exotic music video (http://youtu.be/H1KoKRWV80M). The logo of Desperados represents equality of races, a message the band find very important to portray with their music.
This year the Desperados BFDM celebrate their 10th anniversary. At this moment the brothers (and sister!) are very busy with composing and recording new catchy material for their next album. http://www.labtones.com/artist/desperadosbfdm
"Unique and Original"
" 3 "
( Yellow Sign Productions ) 2012.
CD - USA
Rock / alter rock / progressive
A some period ago I have received a couple of CD's, a complete discography from Martin Charlebois, singer /songwriter / multiinstrumentalist, a man who practically stand behind his band Speech Machine. With company of friends and professionals, he has recorded actuelle product, entitled simply " 3", a CD where we can find a 13 tracks in. Martin has offered an unique and original authors view. His interesting " slower" and so call laid back vocalization is present on complete materials. Musically a several influences occupie Martin's interesting field, and that's are : alter rock, rock, some progressive traces, and even grunge includings as well. A songs are done in mostly slower and mid , rarely mid-up tempo, but arrangments works are complexive and expandier too. A complete Speech Machine's legacy we can threat as a some sort of experimental works , judging by Martin's authors exposure, but nothing less interesting , and also worth listeners attention...