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Give me a reason

I've always been drawn to songs in 6/8, it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I find it can create nice tension. Rhythmically you seem to be able to pull it in all directions and get away with it. No explanations on these lyrics. They are what they are for you. As you will hear the track leads into something else... Shaun Johannes (see first post) got together with Kevin Gibson in the studio in

It could have been you

I don't know how you got here... Maybe you were bored of Facebook or clicked on the link by mistake? It's ok you will not be hurt, you should survive, I promise. If you get past this first line I compliment you. This is the first blog in a series dedicated to the latest songs produced at "Between the Ocean and the Sky" studio. Each song will get a blog with a short description of

“Out of the Box” v3

Cedric Vandenschrik, Joe van der Linden and Lloyd Martin are reuniting to bring another crazy musical night to Port Elizabeth, the friendly city with: “Out of the Box v3” Two Years ago, the trio got together to explore performing music drawing on their worldly experiences and creating something unique. The result was a high paced entertaining evening filled with laughs and emotions on all levels. What will you hear? Some known popular songs, some more

Il Grande Canale della Pace

Joining in with "Il Grande Canale della Pace project in Italy. Art against war... We could do with some peace in the world. Amazingly sad that we can't evolve.

Stop Motion of unplugged concert at lake Kariba

In 2013, I was lucky enough to travel to the beautiful Bumi Hills resort where myself, Joe and Russel were to entertain some private guests for a whole week-end. The evening performances went into the early hours of the morning with everyone having a great time... But what left the strongest mark for me was the unplugged concert on the beach in front of the resort with the lake and the African sunset as backdrops.

Pinocchio Rehearsals

The birth process has been an interesting voyage of re discovering creativity. The first step into new directions. Sure the show is a very well known story and there is nothing Original about that. But in an "entertainment" world where all seems regurgitated, re-packaged and re-sold it is difficult to be truly original and still make ends meet. This is a first step. All original sound track created mostly with the voice. A true Challenge.

“Out of the Box” Tuesday 18th of March Port Elizabeth at the Cash Store

After a first "experimental run of "Out of the Box" with Joe van der Linden and Lloyd Martin on the 27th of Feb, it seems we are onto something and we will be repeating it just before I leave for Italy. As Audience members said, "It's hard to describe what we witnessed…" The result however was unanimous… "Please do it again!!! " Take 3 multi instrumentalists, with an abundance of experience in all kinds of

Music and Pinocchio

This year has seen the birth of a few new artistic projects. A very exciting one is the collaboration with Teatro Accettella of Rome on an adaptation of the story of Pinocchio with live music on stage. It is not the first time that I work with the Accettella. 10 years ago I did a show with them which had always promised further collaboration. It seems that the stars have aligned themselves and the time