I’m on the train back from another great stay at ICP studios in Brussels, the music-making paradise. This time it was for Salvatore Adamo, my third disc with this elegant gentleman, who has a remarkable 50-year long career and has sold over 100 million records. Not bad. This time I got the opportunity to work for the first time with some great people around flemish producer Jo Francken, whose many successful projects include Milow’s international hit cover of “Ayo Technology”. One of the things I really love about music is how easy you can develop meaningful relationships with people in only a few days. People making music really do form a worldwide community, and it’s a great thing to be part of.
You should check out the solo projects of some of these guys: arranger Koen Renders has a cool, 60’s vibe band called Spencer the Rover and the incredible guitarist Tom Vanstiphout has a nice solo career as a singer-songwriter.