Hans van Arkel

I'm a Dutch painter and I am living and working in France. I'm also an amateur musician and sing and play bass and keyboards. Until 7 years ago I played bass in several groups, first in Holland and later in France. Now I take advantage of the computer to make music. I see this website as a sort of 'virtual band' to which I can invite other musicians.

Ik ben een Nederlandse schilder en woon en werk in Frankrijk. Daarnaast ben ik amateur muzikant, ik zing en speel bas en toetsen. Tot zeven jaar geleden was ik bassist in verschillende bands, eerst in Nederland en later in Frankrijk. Nu maak ik muziek met behulp van de computer. Deze website zie ik als mijn 'virtuele band' waarin ik ook andere muzikanten kan vragen te spelen.

I DO THIS AT HOME

14 Songs

I sing, play keyboards and bass on all tracks. The virtual instruments I use are Applied Acoustics Lounge Lizard, Strum GS-2, Ultra Analog and Chromaphone, Addictive Drums 2, NI Kontakt Player with Studio Drummer, Scarbee Mark I, e-Instruments Session Horns, Session Keys Grand Y and Electric R. The 'real' musicians that contributed to these songs are Olivier Leani - drums (7 and 9), Ron de Groot - guitar (10 and 14) and Michel Pagie - synthesizer (9) and Rhodes (10). Felipe Solomon plays guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 13 and John Towner plays alto saxophone on tracks 4 and 8. My daughter Nina sings on track 7 and 9.

Ik zing, speel keyboards en bas in alle nummers. De virtuele instrumenten die ik gebruik zijn Applied Acoustics Lounge Lizard, Strum GS-2, Ultra Analog en Chromaphone, Addictive Drums 2, NI Kontakt Player met Studio Drummer, Scarbee Mark I, e-Instruments Session Horns, Session Keys Grand Y en Electric R.  De 'echte' muzikanten die op deze nummers meespelen zijn Olivier Leani - drums (7 en 9), Ron de Groot - gitaar (10 en 14), Michel Pagie - synthesizer (9) en Rhodes (10), Felipe Solomon - gitaar (1, 2, 3, 5 en 13) en John Towner - alt saxofoon (4 en 8). Mijn dochter Nina zingt in 'She Walks Alone' en in 'Don't Want To Fall In Love Again'.

I get by with a little help from my friends...

Nina van Arkel Michel Pagie Ron de Groot Olivier Leani Felipe Solomon

All songs © Hans van Arkel

Covers

Guilty (Randy Newman)
Felipe Solomon - Guitar

Come Down In Time (Elton John)

Alliance (Robert Wyatt)

Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Ron de Groot - Guitar

Willow (Joan Armatrading)

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