To prepare for the a EP release Waiting for a Miracle, red is now the new theme color. And the site was looking a bit old fashioned. Now new and revamped, it was also time to update the apps. Just because we can there are apps for Android and Windows. Keeping you up to date on the latest news and songs has never been easier. B2FAB on Android B2FAB on Windows
Memories, sweet memories
For this song, Memories, Sam graced the studio with a visit. It took some effort, because she really wanted to make this song her own. Looking back it went quite smoothly. Mainly because she really nailed it with the lyrics. I wrote the music for this song after a very warm and pleasant reunion with old class mates. From the start it had school ground noises in it. Sam really knows how to work in the studio and i feel honored that she stopped by to make this song a very sweet memory.
Stone with a twist
Last month Evelien hopped into the studio to give Stone a new twist. Stone is one of the older songs on SoundCloud and on Spotify or other streaming services. For the first album Into the Light i thought i should at least sing on one of the tracks, but looking back this it is missing a little sparkle. Evelien is only sparkle and great fun to have in the studio. Even though she is not a pro, she took on the song like a pro. Her voice has that little edge that captures you. So you want to hear it […]
Some summer reminiscing
Me playing keyboards has always been fully supported by my parents. They endured endless pling plong sessions on our home piano and they even helped by investing in my first real synthesizer, the Roland Alpha Juno-2. After i got that device it lasted no more than a few months before i joined a band and started playing on stage. I have very fond memories of my first gig on the Kingsday festivities (then still Queensday) in Delft. That full analog strings sound flowing out over the crowd! Really electrifying. I still have the Juno-2, but its not the same device. […]
Where We Are Free now featuring Hanny
Listening to Where We Are Free, the idea came to make it a duet. Kind of logical because of the “We” in the song isn’t it? Hanny came to the studio to make it happen and now it is ready for you to take a listen. What do you think?
The top 3 after 3 years
This is the top 3 over the past 3 years. Available as a free download until the end of the year. Enjoy! 1. You’ve Got Me ft Hanny 2. Bottom Drawer ft Michiel Rote (radio edit) 3. Leaving Monica ft Michiel Rote These are the most played songs on Soundcloud and YouTube.
A blog for musicians
Making music is about inventing new stuff for every new song. As a reminder to self and possibly something that can inspire or help fellow musicians, i decided to start a blog site. You can find it here.
Waiting for a miracle
This is the new (EP) album title. Work is still in progress of many of the new songs. Do not expect a release before summer. Don’t tell anyone, but it will be more up tempo this time around. No more sulking in the attic, if you catch my drift. You’ve Got Me will be on it of course. If did not listen already here are the links:
What’s with the ‘concept’?
When is a song really finished? If only I would know… All the B2FAB songs on SoundCloud are in a way works in progress, now and then I go back to a song to tweak it or fix a small glitch in the mix. Now and then for me a song is really missing some essential, but still I feel the need to let people hear the finished part of the song. In that case it will get a title marked as concept. If you hear a concept song and you think you can “make it work” in some way, […]
The singing stars of B2FAB
This is dedicated to all the singers that helped me create the songs that you can listen to on Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo. One by one with a small story to introduce these voices that help me to tell a story. Right from the start I knew that my music needed to tell a story and that I wanted vocals to express this. That is where my musical capabilities are limited and I needed some help. I started making music on the piano. Then developed as a keyboard player, playing in various band. Always, when recording in the studio, it […]