Description : Cover of MJ's "Beat It." A bit more of a heavier take but I think it brings it up to a more modern feel. Very little synth, just straight in your face rock. Took me quite a while to work out a guitar solo, which I basically jigsaw recorded in small sections to make it a little easier.
Thanks to all the gents collab efforts, Scott Macleod - Bass, Devon Munroe - Vocals, Kevin "Buddrumming" Marcy on Drum Skins
Description : A latin version of the Sade Classic - Smooth Operator - Performance License with Harry Fox Agency. I got to brush up on my Santana chops. I had an arm injury with damaged nerves and dislocated shoulder. Seems to be healing well after a month. This was good therapy.
Description : A storm is something to marvel. This is about the power of mother nature in all it's awesomeness. I had this instrumental song in the can for a while and had most of it finished. So finally it's done. My arm is is healing from a sports injury but it's getting a bit better so I could complete some really fun guitar lines, but I had to do them in spurts with breaks in between to keep the inflammation down. Enjoy
Description : Fun uplifting tune I produced last weekend A lot of different guitar tones from clean to heavy with some fun shreddage to push on the groove. No sleep but I think it came out solid. Happy music production and let the music flow. Peace
Description : First song of the year ! R&B time with the sulty voice of Serai who provided the vocal acapella. Myself of guitars & keys. Also featuring Steve (Slap) Bone on Saxophone, whose source stems have always been so tastefully resourceful in so many songs and Kevin (Bud) Marcy playing drums and percussion. Comments most welcome.
Description : Everyone who loved Van Halen were crushed to hear of the passing of Eddie. We decided to do something to show some of the influence he had on guitarists everywhere and how his style impacted rock music. Nobody played quite like him and it's too hard for me to even do so. There are a few recognizable licks but this is what Eddie taught and influenced us, but in our own style.
Description : The first track of our new project called Nos Mo King. The boyz in the band hope you enjoy "The Open Road is Calling". For those who like Fast Cars, Girls and Rock ! Turn it up.
Description : A cover we recorded for fun..."The Way It Is" (Bruce Hornsby song). With Kevin Marcy on Drums, Scott McLeod on Bass, Karina Sosa on Vocals and myself of guitars and keys. Thanks for listening.
Description : This is a total re-make of the Santana classic but with a different smooth fusion approach. This features also the great talent of trumpet master David Herman, Percussionist Bud Marcy and myself on guitar. Keys and Bass by Bobby B. Comments most welcome.
Description : This song is a bit heavier than the original. A hard rock version of this popular tune from the 80's. I found the acapella for this and I couldn't resist playing around with this one. It was pretty satisfying therapy on guitar. Comments welcome
Description : For those working the night shift. It's been a while since I put a track together and as usual it's uploaded when the sun is just coming up !
I hope you enjoy it, comments always welcome. Some Guitar A-minor fusion for fun ! - Bilbozo
I wish you love, happiness and successful music to you !
Description : Dimelo - Manuel Malou - acoustic guitar - vocals - Bill (Bilbozo) Smith - lead nylon guitar - Neil Evans - acoustic bass - Kevin (Buddrumming) Marcy - drums - percussion
Description : This was a collab with Patricia that went a few years back but never came to fruition until now. I rounded up some of my session pals and we put the track to work. A great bluesy R&B pop song with some great hooks. I hope Patricia gets a chance to hear it, I am sure it will be a fun surprise for her. I think this is what this song needed, a great human element with the following session players. Kevin (Buddrumming) Marcy - DRUMS, Scott (Bassman) MacLeod - BASS, Dangerous Dan Dube - KEYBOARDS and myself Bilbozo - GUITARS and of course the lovely vocals of Patricia Edwards ! Comments are most welcome.
Description : Gary Moore was one of my big guitar idols. Such a great emotional player. I decided to do a tribute track since he has been gone for over 5 years now. Huge thanks to David C Deal and Budrumming for providing the Keyboards and drums for this collab. Wow...it feels like forever since I posted a song here. Give me a shout out, to those who still may remember me. I hope you enjoy it and comments are always welcome. I wish you peace, love and good music.
Description : It's been a while but having lots of fun in the studio on a holiday Sunday !
Description : A fun little latin song I did together with my wife Claudia. Acoustic guitar, percussion, keys, bass and vocals. A good exercise in timing for me. Cheers and enjoy. - Bill ( Bilbozo ) Smith
Description : Music can create many moods, but for me my favorite is the cinematic epic track. It creates tension, emotion and suspense. Foolin with Madness is exactly what it says. It's not pretty and soothing, it's directly in your face like a slap in the face with a wet fish. I think I lost my mind in it. You never know if it's going to work or not until you are nearly done, but it's a hell of a lot of fun to take those risks. I have been doing a lot of commercial game tracks lately and this one seems to fit right in there. Comments are always welcome. Cheers and keep on makin' tunes ! - Bilbozo
Description : This was a song entry for a remix contest for John Schlitt on Acidplanet. It never placed but I thought it would be worth posting. While most other entries went into electronic or other genres, we kept true to John's style with a hard rock edge. John Schlitt (former lead singer of Petra)wrote the song and sang the lyrics. I added guitar and harmonica and Buddrumming punched in some drums. A good summer rocker to kick the speakers out.
Description : This collab is with the OCR Boys, (Bobby & Steve), DJ's at KickinCountry101.com. I got the bass, acoustic tracks and drums and Bobbys vocals. I dusted off the harmonica, brought out the oldFender Strat, the pedal steel and the midi-guitar for the fiddle parts for this one. Not my usual fare but I had been in a few country bands back when country was cool in the 90's. A great Nashville sounding song about growing up on the great Tennessee River.Comments always welcome. - Bilbozo
Description : This is a latin based track, laid back and great for getting lost in it's melody. I just aquired a Godin "La Petrie" acoustic guitar and was anxious to hear how it sounded, so this is the first track I recorded with it. I tried to create a mood so people could visualize the setting. Hopefully it comes across as a vision of some utopian place in paradise. Big kudos for buddy Steve Bone (Slap Johnson) whom I always turn to for mood setting woodwind loops. All other instruments via Roland Midi GR-20 Guitar or loops.
I hope you like it and of course comments always welcome.
Description : This is a fun collaboration with the amazing talent of vocalist Teri Puckett. Teri has a powerful yet soothing voice that is strong, unique and an aesthetic pleasure to listen to. Generally and usually, we collaborate with people from all over the planet, but this one by chance involved all musical talents from our home city of Nanaimo, BC Canada. "SuperGirl" is performed by:
Teri Puckett - Vocals
Bill (Bilbozo) Smith - Guitars, Keyboards & Arrangement
Buddrumming - Drums and Precussion
Scott MacLeod - Bass
Recorded at Hidden Missions Studio & Buddrumming Studio 2013.
Thanks very much for listening. Comments always most welcome. Peace and Good Music to you all ! - Bilbozo
Description : Well I thought I would get festive and do a Christmas Track. When I was a kid, Charlie Brown , Snoopy and the Gang was always a favorite of mine. This is the track is the jazz song that aired on the special (with a few fun twists of course!). I just played guitar and a little bit of keys, the rest was a free backing track I came across. Comments always welcome. The best of the holiday season to you and yours. Bilbozo
Description : Sabor Latino means latin flavour in Spanish. This is a guitar track with fun blues minor keys. Remeniscent of Santana progression a la Neal Schon flavor. Been a while since I got back to my roots so here it is...
Okay a bit of trivia... Neal Schon played with Santana at 16, but had another offer to play guitar for another famous artist, but ultimately turned him down in order to join Journey? Tick Tick Tick Tock....
Enjoy the track and of course comments always welcome. Peace, love and make music with passion ! - Bilbozo
Description : This is a track for anyone who took a chance on something they believed in or thought was impossible. One Small Step is also a tribute to astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, who passed away a few weeks ago. Named after his famous quote; "One Small Step for man, One Giant Leap for Mankind". Behind any triumph or challenge, is the courage to take that one important step. I hope you enjoy this track and of course comments are always welcome. Play your music with passion and don't look back! - Bilbozo
Description : This was a collab to pay tribute to the Late Great Gary Moore. I had the opportunity to collab with all of the talented gentlemen on several occasions. As always it's been a true pleasure and honor to work with such great guys.
Several of the Looperman residents I have tremendous respect for. There is a point of great sorrow when we lose an artist we all admire. I hope for the memory Gary Moore, we have done some justice in paying tribute to his great music. Comments always welcome.
Pete Tebar - vocals
Bill (Bilbozo) Smith - guitars
David C. Deal - keys
Scott (Bassman) Macleod - bass
Bud (Buddrumming) Marcy - drums
Written by Gary Moore - Tribute collaboration produced, engineered and mixed by Bill ( Bilbozo) Smith. Hidden Missions Recording Studio
Drums mix - Buddrummings Studio - Nanaimo BC, CANADA) 2012