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JustVera Just Vera

Purmerend   Netherlands
Member since May 7, 2014

Collaborations: 99   Joined: 20   Tracks: 1,583


   

Bio

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 (http://worldofjustus.com/). 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 (https://www.youtube.com/JustVeradotcom and https://vimeo.com/justvera) and mp3's (https://soundcloud.com/justvera) 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.

Btw Check out the latest album 'RAW and RECKLESS' -with loads of Kompozers- on https://open.spotify.com/album/35Uc2Txve0bZy080qtwb2c

(Or visit https://justvera.com/)

My Showcase Tracks
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Power, drive, pop. 'Fully charged' definitely has got it all. With the help of David Koehler, Buck M., VocalRun and Grandmaster Joey. Boost yourself:-).
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'Descendant II' is the remake of an earlier version, with an entirely different jazzy vibe. Lyrics by Tez Katajala, Bill McCarthy on drums and Jim Bryan on fretless bass. Marc Brouwer's rearrangement of the piano part is truly great in every way and clearly showed the new direction. And on top of that: Kari DeNeal with an unequalled vocal performance... JustThat.
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When I started 'Valhalla', I felt there was magic. Chris Bouchard (drums), Joey Six (guitars), Dave Koehler (lyrics) and Mike Patterson (vocals) must have felt the same. 'Valhalla' turned out as I hoped it would: with the Scandinavian vibe, the power and excitement in every vein. Enjoy these warriors!
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JustVera stands for remarkable pop. 'Get away' definitely is a song which fits this description. Thanks to Amanda Moubarak, Lloyd Plueschow and Tarjei Skarlund. Life's too short for lifeless music, my friends.
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'Jump before you toch the ground': powerdrums-Chris, powervocals-Jeff, powerbass-Jordi, powerguitars-Mark, powerlyrics-Tez. SheerPower. JustVera.
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Greed... It's one of the seven sins which are the subject of 'The goal'. Written by David Koehler and convincingly performed by Buck M. The musical stage is my usual Reason programming plus the subtle rhythm guitar of Nicola Offidani providing that special 80-ies feel. Enjoy!
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Great lyrics? Great vocals? Great track? I'll leave the judgement up to you. All I can say it's JustVera. 100%. Definitely. (Thank you Mike Mantecon and Tarjei Skarlund!-).
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'Angela' turned out beyond my expectations!-). A year ago there was Pepino who added a driving drumtrack. Then there was a long silence, until Buck&Dave showed up... Dave's passionate story inspired Buck to an extraordinary vocal performance. Sometimes lightning strikes and Magic happens...
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Pop. With a twist. Or two. Thank you so much Elizabeth Auzan (lyrics) and Kris Pride (vocals) for this wolf in sheep's clothing: 'Spot the wolf'.
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The second version of 'Anytime you need me', based on Patricia Kigilcim's lyrics. With awesome sweet vocals from EllenDXY. Of course with the groovy drums of Bill McCarthy. And the inimitable lead guitar of The Joey. A truly epic solo. Anyway, enjoy this original lovesong. I do.
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Latest Collaborations Created See All

2021-X

Adult Contemporary
15 Files, 6 days ago
JustVera JustVera, dwfreak
 

Descendant II

Crossover Jazz
28 Files, 13 days ago
JustVera JustVera, Marceys, Teek + 3 more
 

Ample

Alternative
30 Files, 2mo+3dy ago
JustVera JustVera, JimBass01, blaze345
 

Valhalla

Adult Alternative
46 Files, 22 days ago
JustVera JustVera, liljoe6string, dwfreak + 2 more
 

Collaborations Joined See All

My Favorite Dream

Soft Rock
19 Files, 23 days ago
Wire-and-Wood Wire-and-Wood, WillaWay, moehoward + 4 more
 

WildLife

Classic Rock
41 Files, 13 days ago
liljoe6string liljoe6string, RGBass, dwfreak + 4 more
 

Thin Line

Indie Rock
42 Files, 2mo+3dy ago
MEWSProject MEWSProject, alyo, Owhit + 2 more
 

Rain in Summer

Adult Alternative
12 Files, 1yr+1mo ago
peterrand peterrand, ShannonB, Teek + 2 more
 

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JustVera added a comment to the community post Just sharing one. I really...
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JustVera liked the collaboration Escape
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JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Temporary stuff
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JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Temporary stuff
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JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Temporary stuff
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JustVera posted Need some energy?! Power...
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JustVera marked the collaboration Fully charged finished
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JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Vocals-Female to the collaboration Temporary stuff
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JustVera liked the collaboration Night Light 2
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