Bumerang is the brainchild of Richard Hallebeek, Lorenzo Feliciati and drummer Niels Voskuil and has been in the works for over 2 years.
When Hallebeek and Feliciati met in 2017 for the first time when playing together at the North Sea Jazz Festival, they quickly hit it off and kept in touch afterwards, making plans for a collaboration. Drummer Niels Voskuil, whom had played and performed with Hallebeek before, joined the duo and they first recorded two tracks in the studio together (‘Friday At Lastʼ and ‘Bumerangʼ) with the intention of release a single track digitally. With a mix of heavy rock, fusion and groove, the music got such a good response that the players decided afterwards to go for a full length album.
Over the course of 2018 and 2019, Bumerang was recorded, an album with 8 ‘realʼ compositions (no band jams) with all songs co-written by all three band members to create a unique blend of styles.
Although the cd is a trio cd, it features overdubbing with guitar synth and guitar layers by Richard on each song and programming by the whole band to fully showcase the songs and harmony.
Bumerang features solid songwriting and has more then enough tasty and over the top musicianship to undoubtedly satisfy the biggest guitar fans and jazz-rock music lovers out there.
The cd has been recorded in three big studios over the course of 2 years. It seems to be rare these days that musicians actually play together, when one can merely overdub on recordings sent back and forth through the internet. Although that’s a great technical solution, the three musicians from Bumerang actually played together in the studio and also live on stage, giving an edge of joy and interplay to the music that would otherwise not be achieved.
Bio Amsterdam-based guitar player Richard Hallebeek is well knows for his legato fusion guitar playing, has been playing guitar for over 39 years and has recorded and played with Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth, Shawn Lane, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Derek Sherinian and many others. He has recorded 32 cds, (for Mark Varney, Legato label) and has been chosen ‘best jazz/fusion guitaristʼ for three years in a row by Guitarist Magazine. He has performed and teached with Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) and Allan Holdsworth at the ESC 2011 festival in Sicily and has been invited 4 times by Dweezil Zappa to join him onstage during his tours at sold out venues Tivoli, Vredenburg and Melkweg, Amsterdam.
Lorenzo Feliciati is a frequently-flying well- travelled artist that has been exploring and mixing many different genres throughout all his long career. He is especially renowned for his outstanding talents as composer, arranger and producer and has played on stage and/or in the studio among others with: Bob Mintzer, Pat Mastelotto , Cuong Vu, Chad Wackerman, Steve Jansen(Japan), Martin Verdonk, Sean Freeman ( Level 42 ) Mattias IA Eklundh, Colin Edwin(Porcupine Tree), Gianluca Petrella, MIchele Rabbia, Marco Minneman, Eivind Aarset, NIls Petter Molvaer, Daniele Gottardo, Domenico Modugno and many more.
Niels Voskuil played with Richard on his trio cd ‘One Voice,’ released his solo cd ‘On Her Return’ in 2012 with Steve Hunt, Ernest Tibbs (Allan Holdsworth) and currently performs with Dilana Smith from the USA TV show ‘Rock Star: Supernova.
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