JustVera Just Vera

Purmerend   Netherlands
Member since May 7, 2014

Collaborations: 66   Joined: 10   Tracks: 1,031



Beatles, Beatles and Beatles. Genesis, The Police, Joe Jackson, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Ian Dury, Gentle Giant, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Yes, Joe Satriani, Stevie Wonder. Those were just a few of my school day heroes. And some still are. Together with KT Tunstall, U2, Snow Patrol, Foo fighters and many others.

Played bass in a band for some years when I left school. We composed our own stuff, did some gigs, had fun and eventually split up. Back in The Seventies of the second millenium.

I married my wife, we raised two lovely kids and I embarked on my (direct) marketing career. In 2004 I picked up on creating music again. A dear friend introduced me to Reason and ever since I'm hooked. It's all the software I use and need to express my ideas. Without any theoretical musical background. I play it all. By ear. Only limited by my own creativity.

Over the last years I published 20 virtual CDs online. All covered by my alter ego Justus ( My very own Reason-music, with some of my vocals on the latest albums. But I'm very much aware of the limitations of my vocals. So that's why I started JustVera: my music and various singers. My goal is to record/produce awesome rock/pop. Just for the fun of it. And if commercial possibilities pop up: fine. Then we'll take it from there. I think my clips ( and and mp3's ( tell a lot about the range of styles JustVera is covering.

As for the perfect future, I really would like to build songs together. Preferably with lots of mutual feedback, where musicians would not only provide vocals, but also the melodies and lyrics. And real instruments of course. But these kind of collaborations surely have to grow.

Can you relate to my kind of music? Would you like to give it a try? Join the JustVera family? I really am looking forward to hear from you.


My Showcase Tracks
Desperately passionate... Ian T.'s vocal interpretation of my lyrics. Amplified by his own rhytm guitars, Chris Bouchard's drums and Jean Lui Toudou's slapping bass. A song I wrote and recorded five years ago, but which was reborn today: 'Tear out my heart'.
The original idea for this song originates from years ago. After a first impulse by Suzann Baldwin -only the title is what's left of her lyrics- and fresh guitars by Olivier Demaine, this track started to gather dust again. Until Steve Rice came along and added his lyrics and convincing vocal performance. Doubt, anger and hurt as being part of love...
Of the three versions of 'Every dog has its day' this jazzy one is my favourite. But you might prefer the pop- or hardrock-version. (Check !) All thanks to Steve Rice (lyrics&vocals), Dan Rosati (saxes), Bill McCarthy (drums), Gabro Jazz (Rhodes) and Jeff Dalton (bass). Them jazzcats rule...
Haunting vocals by Cali Beach trying to make the angels weep. Catchy riff and exciting sounds. Wandering spirits of John and George. A powerful layered lofi magical mystery tour if you ask me. 'After all'. Just love it.
With a minimum of lyrics and a maximum of magic: Unleash the hounds. Featuring Steve Rice (vocals) and of course the one and only Sven-Martin Keil on saxes. Sheer class...
Bryan Shoemaker (lyrics), Tarjei Skarlund (vocals), Thomas Hjorth (guitars), Jon Garcia (bass), Bill McCarthy (drums) and Alice Minguez (choir/backing vocals). ('Dangerous men' appears to be recorded in front of an exuberant BBC audience:-). Some statement.
Lisa Dewey's lyrics as the backbone, brought to life by Tarjei Skarlund. Olivier Demaine added the bass and guitars and all pieces came together in this awesome track 'Love's a gun'. So proud we took it to this level. Sheer JustVera power.
Parmia Vaala's lyrics, melodies and vocals. 'Losing it' tells the story of ultimate surrender. Pasted into one of my older instrumentals. A remarkable and exciting match if you ask me, don't you think?....
Nothing Left (Hwy 101)... Because Lisa Dewey wrote truly heartbreaking lyrics about a love gone down. Because Serenn did the vocal performance like only she can. Because Joey Six played one of his most original solos ever.
Unmistakeably Steve Rice: let his magical lyrics and passionate performance lead you through this JustVera fairytale.
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Latest Collaborations Created See All

Roll with it (fka M189)

22 Files, 5 days ago
JustVera JustVera, BrotherRat, liljoe6string

Drops of rain

Adult Contemporary
35 Files, 2 days ago
JustVera JustVera, Deeptrope

Tear out my heart

58 Files, 1mo+28dy ago
JustVera JustVera, ipft, dwfreak + 1 more

My Fab Four

4 Files, 4mo+27dy ago
JustVera JustVera

Collaborations Joined See All

Westerly Gaze

12 Files, 14 hours ago
jamtrack jamtrack, Deeptrope, kaijuro + 2 more

Faded Pictures (JustVera/ragin9rfan Spin)

45 Files, 1mo+25dy ago
ipft ipft, nelsonmybass, bigdrums + 2 more

LOSING IT. JustVera ft. Parmia

18 Files, 9mo+14dy ago
Parmia Parmia, JustVera

Rusted Birds

21 Files, 1yr+3mo ago
simplechain simplechain, JustVera, audiokontor

Latest Activity See All
JustVera endorsed ohkari for Vocals, Vocals-Female
21 minutes ago
JustVera endorsed jamtrack for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Engineering-Mixing
2 hours ago
JustVera endorsed ohkari for Vocals
3 hours ago
JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Engineering-Mastering to the collaboration Westerly Gaze
14 hours ago
JustVera added a comment to the group post Looking for a vocalist to p...
1 day ago
JustVera added a comment to the group post Looking for a vocalist to p...
1 day ago
JustVera accepted the document Deeptrope uploaded to the collaboration Drops of rain
2 days ago
JustVera liked the collaboration Thunder Road written by Scott C. Villnuve
2 days ago
JustVera liked the community post My apologies to anyone that...
3 days ago
JustVera uploaded a PDF file (v2) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Drops of rain
3 days ago