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#454726 - 01/30/18 01:06 PM [User Showcase] How are you
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands

Hi everyone,

We're back again laugh Lately we've done a lot of gigs and I've also been pretty busy with a Speech Recognition software add-on I created.
We are very happy to be among the 2018 showcase winners and would like to congratulate all other winners!

We're kicking off this year with one of my favorite RnAM ballads. I wrote it a while ago but it was never posted.
Let's say the lyrics are semi-autobiographical grin

As always comments are encouraged!


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We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

#454752 - 01/30/18 03:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
ROG Offline

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2470
Loc: York, England
Hi Rob & Anne-Marie,

Hey, good to have you back!

And back with a superb track too.

Fabulous professional backing track and your vocals are absolutely top class.

Great video and perfect mix to finish off.

Cheers, ROG.

#454773 - 01/30/18 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
RichMac Offline

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1536
Loc: New Zealand

Hi Rob and Anne-Marie.

Another beautiful and tasteful production.
Put me in a nice dreamy mood.

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#454819 - 01/31/18 01:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2702
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Rob and Ann-Marie,

So nice to have you back on the fortum. I've been rather spotty with my attendance, too. But i get here as much as I can.

This is just so good! You two post of the most professional sounding music on the forum. It's always a pleasure to click onto one of your songs. I really enjoyed this - the video, too! Terrific work!

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#454850 - 01/31/18 05:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5544
Loc: Florida
Great to see you guys back.

Wonderful song. Really nice video.

Fine vocals (as always), good mix (as always). (You are among the few who put a piano where it needs to be (up) in a mix...nice).


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#454861 - 01/31/18 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 694
Great work here RnAM! You guys really nailed this one. It sounds truly sincere and heartfelt, and definitely gives an emotional vibe. It’s got a great groove, and those melodies got stuck in my head after one listen. I’d imagine this sounding phenomenal played live at a wedding. Plus, the production is top notch. I wouldn’t bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing with us smile

#454866 - 01/31/18 06:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
molsenhouse Offline

Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 212
Great song and video. Very good vocals and overall production. Are all RT's or have you added some extra details?
Thanks for sharing.

#454882 - 01/31/18 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
furry Offline

Registered: 06/28/06
Posts: 5458
Loc: Scottish Highlands
Loved the song from the first note. Lovely warm production and a a good listen

Whenever I have a problem, I just sing, Then I realize my voice is worse than my problem.

#454892 - 01/31/18 09:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Ember - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 410
Loc: Victoria, BC
This song had me actually swaying at my desk. I can feel the emotion in it. I love whenever you listen to a song and can feel moved. I think you guys did a great job, and congrats on your win!

#454910 - 01/31/18 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Robertkc Offline

Registered: 06/09/16
Posts: 1252
Rob & Anne-Marie,
There`s so much to enjoy in this song - others have mentioned the production which is tasteful and professional (as ever!).
My interest was taken by the emotional depth here - the cameo vocal by Anne-Marie making such a nice contrast to Rob`s sweet lead and addind something mysterious.
Though they are easy to hear it would be nice to see the lyrics.
One of my favourites from your repertoire.


#454959 - 01/31/18 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Torrey Bliss Online   content

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1182
Loc: Missouri
Very very good Rob and Anne Marie!! You are absolute professionals at what you do. The vocals are stellar and nobody on the forum does video any better! Great! Thanks, Torrey

#455041 - 02/01/18 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: ROG]
RnAM Offline

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2918
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Rob & Anne-Marie,

Hey, good to have you back!

And back with a superb track too.

Fabulous professional backing track and your vocals are absolutely top class.

Great video and perfect mix to finish off.

Cheers, ROG.

Thank you ROG, that is much appreciated!
We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

RnAM Homepage (completely restyled)
YouTube Channel

#455077 - 02/01/18 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5415
Nice one. Classic RnAM style with the very interesting and unique chord changes you seem to like. It is one of my favorite things to listen for when I am listening to one of your songs. This one did not disappoint.

It's been a while since I heard some of your work. I enjoyed this one.

Edited by Guitarhacker (02/01/18 06:54 AM)
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Add nothing that adds nothing to the music

#455129 - 02/01/18 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
jannesan Offline

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Finland
Truly a RnAM classic. Beautiful melody and chord progression. Excellent vocals, including backing and Anne-Marie's part. Great use of instruments, I like especially the piano part at the end and the solo guitar.


#455153 - 02/01/18 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: How are you [Re: RnAM]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 2835
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
What a beautiful song Rob and Anne-Marie. Awesome vocal and backtrack. Loved the video. Well. Harmonies were so sweet. And the guitar nice !!!
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