Description : A hybrid of cross-over of hip-hop, hard rock & pop. Featuring the vocals of Ciera Corr. This is kind of a fresh approach for me as I usually don't hit some of these genres, but couldn't resist the progression, beat and feel of this one which is seductive, dark and heavy which would go well with guitar. Some real fun chunky axe lines, grinding chords, dual guitar lines and a little shred for interest. Cheers and comments always welcome. Thanks - Bill ( Bilbozo )
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 : 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 : Dimelo - Manuel Malou - acoustic guitar - vocals - Bill (Bilbozo) Smith - lead nylon guitar - Neil Evans - acoustic bass - Kevin (Buddrumming) Marcy - drums - percussion
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 : 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 : 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 : I was in a creative heavy mood and I wanted to compose a cool mix of metal and symphonic classical music in a melodic manner. So I pulled out all the stops, lots of keyboard padding, choir voices, classical loops and of course some meaty guitar with lot harmonies and melody solos with some very interesting breaks. The result is a very Cinematic Final Fantasty vibe. This was a blast to conjure up. I hope you all like it. As always comments are most welcome. Cheers, Peace and Love - Bilbozo
Description : Time to get FUNKY ! I asked Mista Perez to come up with a vocal track on a funk tune I wrote a few weeks back. Of course with his vocal and writing talent he knocked it out of tha park as expected. The track also featuresthe keyboard wizardry of Larry T. - The Werewolf (TLT50). Shake that thang vibe ! Comments most welcome, love peace and music ! - Bilbozo
Description : Meet Mrs. Bilbozo. The first time I have ever had the chance to collaborate with my wife Claudia. I thought it was fitting for Mother's day. Her voice was one of the things that swayed me into marrying her. This one is in Spanish, a traditional love song. This is for all who have lost love but still feel their love is always eternal...we hope you enjoy this song from our family to you. Cheers, love, peace and music. - Bill ( Bilbozo ) and Claudia Smith
Description : This one takes me back to playing tight and orchestrated heavy rock, with a little darkness and a couple of rays of sunlight...and thats the daily forecast for today heheh. The modern world has changed with technology and is such a busy place. This tune seems to personify it that way, with perhaps the hope that we'll find time to smell the roses and have a fresh outlook for the future. Live your days like it's your last...now is as good as it gets. I hope you like this song. Best heard cranked with a drink in your hand ! Comments are always welcome. Cheers - Bill Smith ( Bilbozo )
Description : Another symphonic heavy rock track. I was toying with Symphonic Orchestra, Dimension 4 and Omnisphere. Very realistic orchestra sounds, I just can't get over the qulaity of these programs. I combined it with some heavy guitar to make an epic sountrackesque tune. This one is called Horizon. I have to thank PlanetJazzBass for me to make these kinds of tracks possible. I hope you enjoy my nemesis. Comments of course are always most welcome ! Cheers - your musical friend - 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
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 : 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 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 : 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 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 : 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 : It's been a while but having lots of fun in the studio on a holiday Sunday !
Description : Wow ! It's been a while since I did something since I had bummed up my shoulder last month.
Remember Me ( Recuerdame ) is a latin guitar rock instrumental track that is based somewhat on the cover progression by & la Quinto Estacion. I played all the instruments and layed out the music beds and changed the progression and tempo a bit to make it interesting. (authorized through Harry Fox Agency #SL26498)
A real emotional piece in the key of E Minor Mixolydian and Penatonic. Features, some cookin' electric guitar, acoustic flamenco, piano and strings. I'm not a drummer so the drums were compliments of Toontrack Superior Drummer
This was therapy to get the arm back into shape. I'm so glad to be back making music again ! Perhaps it's time to do a few more collabs too...Woohoo
I hope you all like it and please feel free to leave any comments. Cheers, love, peace and music. - Bilbozo
Description : I put this one together while looking out the window at the year's first snow. A good moody driving song to get lost in. Three chord slowhand blues progression. Thanks to Slap Johnson for the great sax loops used in this song. I used my GR-20 guitar synth for a few of instruments including the Rhodes Organ, always a fun toy compared to doing on my keyboard sometimes. Most of the recording was done with my new Les Paul Studio guitar, err... (until i I broke a string on the outro, so I decided to throw in a Fender Strat too to finish it up. LOL) See if you can pick out the tonal difference between the two guitars for fun. I hope you enjoy this song and comments are always most welcome. Cheers and thanks so much. (Bilbozo)
Description : A recording I did a few years ago. I guess I don't pull out my old Strat enough, so this was fun to experience the twangy tone that I loved so much that came with it. I wanted to capture and go back to some of the spiritual influenced playing I used to do, wind things down but in a emotional way. Ambient Blues with a latin twist. Instrumental ballad designed to pull at the heart in solitude. I love to play my guitar like a voice, and try to capture a mood . Selection of clean and overdriven electric guitars. Piano, clavs and hammond on my Axiom. Drums are samples and loops. If anyone has heard of artist Colin James, this was his his influence he inspired me with. Enjoy and comments always most welcome. Cheers ! - Bilbozo
Description : This Corona is for you with a wedge of lime too ! The intro hook should sound familar. Latin rock, with hammond b4, acoustic and flamenco style guitar and some Santana style guitar wankin'. Most people know I am half Spanish...suprisingly the other half is Scottish ! So put on your kilt and sombrero. Grab a haggis taco with me and get ready to party. Comments always welcome. Hasta la vista wee laddies ! - El Bilbozo the Braveheart
Description : This was a wonderful collab which I had originally posted a few months ago as an instrumental with the need of of vocal and lyrics. The talented Mack Sanders came through with a pure emotional raw blues tune written from the heart called "Woman's Touch". As the sweet icing on the top of this cake I invited the great Slap Johnson do some superb sax solo work and call and answer sax with the vocals to polish the song to a shine. Thanks so much for the collab fellas. So very much appreciated and an honor to play with such gentlemen like yourselves. Professionals at their finest !
BILBOZO - Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals, Arrangement
MACK SANDERS - Vocals, Lyrics and Harmonica
SLAP JOHNSON - Sax
Comments always welcome ! Cheers and take good care - Bilbozo