Tag: blues

Isabando Fantasia #1 SoundClick Charts

Solid Rock Blues Band Charts at SoundClick

Isabando FantasiaAvailable now! Isabando Fantasia, an instrumental blues rock song with influences from The Shadows and the famous Dutch Indorock bands from the sixties! Available at SoundCloud and SoundClick exclusivly!

The name of the song is a mashup of the brand names of the guitars used. Hondo, Samick, Ibanez. I have been influenced by The Shadows and the “indorock” bands like almost everyone in the Netherlands my age (or older). It was the instrumental rockmusic that was on the radio a lot of course in the fifties and sixties and my parents had a collection of these albums. And it was still on the radio when I grew up.

If you like guitars with delay and reverb this is your song. Get if for free!

The song was written and recorded last weekend at the LoftStudio and in the song you hear three different guitars, including a vintage Hondo guitar (the one you hear on the left) and the Ibanez Hollow Body (on the right).

After the release on Sunday (July 10th) the song went straight into the charts at SoundClick and is now at #4 in the subcharts already and #9 in the main charts.

On July 12th it hit #1 in the subcharts and #2 in the main charts!

 

Isabando Fantasia

About the recording

Drums: Digitech SDRUM
Guitars: Ibanez AS53-TF, Hondo H-175, Samick Greg Bennett
Bass: Harley Benton MM84ASB

DAW: Ardour, Final Mix: Mixbus

 

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Troebel Water (Nederlandstalig) – Dutch folksong – Gratis Download

Troebel Water

I had to setup my laptop for a recording session next saturday. While doing so, I grabbed my notebook with songlyrics and decided to do a ‘lo-fi’ recording of a song I wrote, Troebel Water, back in 2015.

The recording was intended as a “test” of the setup (AKG mic, DI for the guitar, mixer, laptop, Ardour DAW).I used my old six channel Behringer mixer connected to the laptop with a Behringer A/D converter.

I liked how this simple version of this song turned out so I’ve decided to publish it on SoundCloud. Free download. Hope you like it, even if you don’t understand the words.

Troebel Water (with Lyrics)

Lyrics – all rights ©2015-2022 R. Brinkman

Mag ik aan je denken,
als de nacht zo eenzaam is,
mag ik aan je denken,
als’k in troebel water vis
mag ik aan je denken
als ik je weer mis

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als ik weer dat liedje hoor
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik sta in het decor
mag ik aan je denken,
en weer eens ontspoor

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als je mij vergeet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als jij het niet weet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik de foto zie,
… die uit m’n handen gleed

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Solid Rock Blues Band 2022 Release “Stone-Blind” out now!

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

The long awaited release of the Solid Rock Blues Band’s latest album Stone-Blind is here! Today the album including eleven original rock, blues, country and folk songs was released after over a year of writing and recording.

Stone-Blind is the 20th release of singer-songwriter & composer Rudy’s studio band projects!

The album is available trough BandCamp (Hq audio!), SoundClick, SoundCloud and AudioMack at the moment. It will be available trough the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon also later on.

Stone-Blind

Blinded by love, fear, resentment, circumstances, politics, social developments. In 11 songs with blues, rock and folk influences, an exploration of today’s society. With all its beautiful but also dark sides. Loss, broken hearts, death and destruction. But also a nice walk, love and sometimes… a feeling of joy and happiness.

Free Bonus Track

The album is available for download for only €5 at BandCamp and US$5 at SoundClick. At BandCamp and SoundClick there’s a free, acoustic, bonustrack included you can download at no cost.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Of course it’s up to you if you buy it or not (we would really appreciate it if you do or buy one or two tracks) but you can also stream it for free!

Recording and production

On the album you will find two co-writes, “Gave Up on Givin’ Up” and “Stones for Bread”. Al songs were recorded and mixed at the home recording studio the LoftStudio, Groningen, The Netherlands. Several songs were already released as (digital) singles and reached Top10 positions on Drooble and SoundClick.

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The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!”

Hey Babe! (Fat Man Blues)

Too Fat to Share the Bed? The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” is out now!

The Fat Man’s Blues “Hey Baby!” now available on Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp (download available for €0.75 at BandCamp).

They say every instrument has it’s own song and we can’t agree more. After buying a new, budget but great sounding, Les Paul guitar this song erupted out of it! The Fat Man’s Blues – the man that loves burgers more than his lady.

A fun rock-song with heavy distorted guitars and a catchy hook. Listen for free at Drooble, SoundCloud and BandCamp. Like it? You can download it from BandCamp for only 75 cents.

About the Song

This song was recorded at The LofStudio. We used a free drum backing track, the Harley Benton MM 84A SB Deluxe Bass, Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body guitar and a brand new addition to the studio, a Donner DLP-124S (Les Paul). Vocals recorded using the MXL770 Studio Condenser. The basic recording was done using Ardour and final mixing and production with Mixbus.

This song will be part of the new album we’ve been working on for some time now. So far we haven’t had enough time to record all the songs because there were so many other (recording) projects going on at the LoftStudio and a busy work schedule.

A review of the great and very affordable Donner DLP-124S is in the making. We’ll post that later.

Lyrics “Hey Baby!”

Hey Baby (The Fat Man’s Blues)
All rights ©2021 reserved, R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

Hey Babe!
Get out of my way
Hey Babe!
Why you say you’re gonna stay

Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room for you
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
didn’t I make myself clear
Hey Babe!
There ain’t no room, for you overhere

Hey Babe!
get out of my bed
I know you love me but I love my burgers too much

Hey Babe!
Get out of my room
My bed’s to narrow and my body to fat

Hey Babe!
Why don’t you leave me alone
Hey Babe!
It ain’t our love that’s blown up…
It’s me!

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New song release – Mountain High

Mountain High Song Release Solid Rock Blues Band

Mountain High (Valley Below) is an uptempo song, countryrock and bluesrock influenced, by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. Inspired by a short holiday trip to the Harz region in Germany.

While on holiday this song was written by Rudy and it took a few months before the melody and music were composed. After that was ready, recording and mixing the song was done in one day. Recorded, mixed and released on May 2, 2021 at The Loft Studio.

Video Mountain High

Audio only (Soundcloud)

More details about this recording

Recording
Drums – Digitech Trio
Bass – Harley Benton MM84ASB
Acoustic Guitars – Samick Greg Bennett (Electro Acoustic)
Electric Guitars – Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body
Vocal Mic – AKG C900 Condenser
Audio Interface – Behringer UMC404HD
DAW – Harrison Mixbus6

Video
Free stock video from https://www.pexels.com/nl-nl/videos/ and footage shot in the Harz region, Germany. Edited using Flowblade

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Don’t Say We’re Over. Out now on Spotify!

Don't Say We're Over Album pre-releaseIt’s here! Don’t Say We’re Over has been officially released this week and is now available on Spotify and other online streaming services! Of course it is also still available on BandCamp since that’s where we have made our complete (back) catalogue available.

The official album release was done trough Amuse. We are considering re-releasing some older albums trough Amuse also, making them available (again) to the public trough services like Spotify and Amazon Music. Our experiences with DistroKid were fine so far but didn’t turn out to be successful in terms of sales. So we’re giving Amuse a try for distribution! So far, so good! Amuse has delivered the album to all platforms we’ve opted for and all went perfectly well.

Download or stream from BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/dont-say-were-over-2

Listen for free at Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/0tLnwkIbovvo0fAXgWWgQy

 

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Don’t Say We’re Over – Album pre-release at Bandcamp!

prerelease Don't Say We're Over

Rocking blues from the LoftStudio by the Solid Rock Blues Band. The new album “Don’t Say We’re Over” is now available at BandCamp! Stream for free or download the 8 original tracks for only €5.00. The pre-release at BandCamp includes a free download for the song “Pandemic Blues”.

Download or stream from BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/dont-say-were-over-2

Album Release BandLab Mastering and streamingPowerful Blues and Rocking songs about Love, Life, Society and Religion. Little stories based on observations not prejudices based on beliefs, politics or personal views. The new album by the Solid Rock Blues Band is now available.

Some of the songs have been around for some time already, including the video for the title track. All songs have been mastered using BandLab (you can stream the album from Bandlab also). The album will soon also be available from our SoundCloud and Drooble accounts.

Tracklist

Some of the tracks included were released as single. To read more about the tracks, click on the highlighted titles.

1. You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of
2. When A Woman Drinks Alone
3. Don’t Say We’re Over
4. Written In The Heart
5. Why’d She Call You My Friend
6. One Day She’ll Be Proud To Call Me Her Son
7. Pandemic Blues (free download)
8. Shattered Dreams

Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music

The official album release will be around October 4th. The album has been submitted for release trough Amuse. We are currently considering re-releasing some older albums trough Amuse also making them available again to the public trough services like Spotify and Amazon Music. Our experiences with DistroKid were fine so far but didn’t turn out to be successful in terms of sales. So we’re giving Amuse a try for distribution! In the end it’s not really sales that are our main goal but getting the music out there the most effective way. It seems Amuse will fit the bill for us.

We, however, always release our albums on BandCamp first. So here it is!

Official Video “Don’t Say We’re Over”

The album was named after the previously released single, included in the album, “Don’t Say We’re Over”.

Stream or download the album at BandCamp.

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You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of – Single Released

You Ain't What I'm Dreaming Of

Available for download now at BandCamp (high quality audio), SoundClick (mp3 audio) and free streaming on Drooble, Reverbnation, SoundCloud and Audiomack. You Ain’t What I’m dreaming Off. New single released by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. This is the 4th song released over the past few months that will be included in the new album we’re working on!

Lyrics

You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of
All rights ©2020 R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

It ain’t loneliness that drove me here
and my woman she’s truly sincere
She’s been with me, for so long
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong

And I know this will break her heart
If I tell here we’ll be apart
Now that I’m here with you
there’s nothing she can do

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

It ain’t your beauty that drove me here
And I know I should’ve stayed clear
From looking for a woman like you
‘cus now my lady and I are trough

I can’t blame her for being here
Since my woman she’s truly sincere
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong
She’s been faithful, for so long!

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

Love You!

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When A Woman Drinks Alone – Bandcamp Exclusive Single Release

Single Release When A Womain Drinks Alone Bandcamp

Country-rock tune by the Solid Rock Blues Band now available trough BandCamp for download. The new track will be included in an upcoming album to be released later this year.

Ever noticed a woman alone in a bar? Ever noticed how she, most of the time, isn’t alone for long – well, at least unless she wants to be alone. Ever noticed a man in a bar? This song does note the differences. It’s a country-rock track, made available yesterday trough BandCamp and will be made available trough other platforms later on.

When A Woman Drinks Alone

Recorded at the LoftStudio.
Drums – AVL
Guitars, Vocals, recording & mixing – Rudy

LYRICS

When A Woman Drinks Alone
Words & Music ©2020 R. Brinkman

When a man drinks alone
you bet his love has gone
he’s lost all tears
drinks away his fears
when a man drinks alone (2x)

When I drink alone
My trouble won’t be gone
I don’t drink to forget,
Since we’ve never met
When I drink, on my own (2x)

When a woman drinks alone
you bet it won’t be for long
there’s always someone
who offers her one more
when a woman drinks alone (2x)

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Album release: Solar Powered Love by the Solid Rock Blues Band

Solid Rock Blues Band Solar Powered Love

New album from the Solid Rock Blues Band now available for free streaming and download at BandCamp!
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/solar-powered-love

Solid Rock Blues Band Solar Powered LoveCountry-rock and blues inspired by life, the news and personal experiences. Celebrating the 18th album from the LoftStudio. So I guess where now going towards adulthood right?  This album contains 7 tracks by One-Man-Band studio project the Solid Rock Blues Band. All instruments were played and programmed by Rudy, the singer-songwriter and studio-engineer. Yes, it’s a 100% solo studioproject this time!

All tracks were recorded at the LoftStudio Home Recording studio. Additional song writing by my friend and award winning songwriter R.J.F. Mensies on the track “The Second Time”.

If you’d like to buy it: on May 1st BandCamp waives all fees! Thanks for listening and your support. All songs are originals, no covers here! For only USD 4.00 you can download the full album from bancamp. If you want to download only a few songs the price is only USD 0.70/track. Click on the link below to listen or buy the album.

BANDCAMP

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/solar-powered-love

REVERBNATION

The album is also availble for streaming at ReverbNation

Stay safe #stayhome!

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