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JustVera Just Vera

Purmerend   Netherlands
Member since May 7, 2014

Collaborations: 83   Joined: 14   Tracks: 1,181


   

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 http://justvera.com/)

My Showcase Tracks
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Once upon a time thousands of cenotes were created all over Mexico?s Yucatan Peninsula. They were revered by the ancient Mayans as sacred wells. Now, 66 million years later there's 'The Deepest Blue'. Quite a special song, full of groove, originality, surprise and mystery.Thanks to you, a bunch of top league Kompoz musicians. Thank you, Bill, Jean Lui, Rob, Joey and Mike. I owe you one.
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What if? You'll never know... Perhaps listening to 'Loved you enough' will help though. Contemplative words by Joel Sattler, performed by IanT. Backed up by NunoW with some convincing guitar parts. Here's your answer;-).
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We all know Jen. I knew she could do an amazing job with my track. (And she did!-). Heidar also is a veteran. Although he isn't as active as he used to be: he still IS amazing. And there's this new kid on the block: Wolfgang Nuno -or the other way around- on lead and rhythm guitars. A great bunch of musicians! (So there's the secret of 'Ballerina'...)
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My Steinway Grand and Kari DeNeal. And brilliant lyrics by Tez Katajala. That's all it takes. Sometimes miracles just happen. Pure Magic. Sheer Beauty. 'Descendant': I rest my case.
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This poppy tune goes way back. In fact it was sound asleep on Kompoz for almost two years. Then Todd W. came up with lyrics and vocals. Spot on! Dan Rosati added some brilliant saxophone and we're done. 'No need to be scared': a wolf in hamsters clothes.
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'Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible' (Frank Zappa). When I heard Christine Linge's performance of Mike Mantecon's lyrics I stopped breathing for a moment. 'Fit the mold'. Sheer beauty. So I put her voice in the center and just added some arrangements to create some extra tension. And then I discovered Jannik Gade's acoustic guitar. Just amazing...
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Steve Winwood did it once. Oasis wasn't bad. But 'Roll with it' by JustVera is something else... BrotherRat at his best. Both lyrically -parental advisory- and vocally. With the help of liljoe6string and blaze345 of course. Three minutes of powerpop with a wink. Just love it.
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'Drops of Rain' is the heartbreaking story of the tragic loss of John Heavern's little sister. Words that cut, recited by himself. The singing part is convincingly performed by Louis Marchena. JustVera with a bleeding heart.
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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'.
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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...
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+37Engineering-Mixing
+36Songwriting-Arrangement
+31composer
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Latest Collaborations Created See All

Slash and Burn

Pop/Rock
24 Files, 1 day ago
JustVera JustVera, NunoW, dwfreak
 

2019T

Adult Alternative
13 Files, 1mo+14dy ago
JustVera JustVera
 

Titan

Adult Contemporary
4 Files, 2 months ago
JustVera JustVera
 

2019Q

Classical Crossover
1 File, 3mo+5dy ago
JustVera JustVera
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Ethereal portraits

New Age
32 Files, 13 hours ago
NicolaOffidani NicolaOffidani, FIGSOUNDS, JustVera + 5 more
 

Marriage to the Rain

Pop/Rock
42 Files, 10 days ago
Emae Emae, NicolaOffidani, JustVera + 1 more
 

Fit the mold (Mike Mantecon lyrics)

Alternative
24 Files, 6mo+6dy ago
Buttercup Buttercup, MikeJM, jannik + 5 more
 

Westerly Gaze

Country
12 Files, 7mo+27dy ago
jamtrack jamtrack, Deeptrope, kaijuro + 2 more
 

Latest Activity See All
JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v1) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration Ethereal portraits
13 hours ago
JustVera added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Slash and Burn
1 day ago
JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v4) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Slash and Burn
1 day ago
JustVera accepted the sep bassman78fr uploaded to the collaboration Ethereal portraits
2 days ago
JustVera accepted the sep bassman78fr uploaded to the collaboration Ethereal portraits
2 days ago
JustVera accepted the sep jrbodden uploaded to the collaboration Ethereal portraits
2 days ago
JustVera accepted the mix bassman78fr uploaded to the collaboration Ethereal portraits
2 days ago
JustVera added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Slash and Burn
3 days ago
JustVera added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Slash and Burn
4 days ago
JustVera uploaded a WAV file (v3) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Slash and Burn
4 days ago