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Moods: Type: Acoustic Pop: Folky Pop Pop: Today's Top 40 Rock: Acoustic Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental

By Location
Netherlands

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Frank Blueka

Born in a remote northern province of Holland, Frank relocated at age 17 to the centrally located "Hanzestad" of Zwolle. This was a change from what he had known up until that time, for sure. More changes were coming when in the years to follow he immersed himself in the multi-cultural melting pot that is one of the world's most famous and beloved cities: Amsterdam. As one might expect this was quite an eye-opener for a boy from "the country", but he kept his sensibilities. Having enjoyed the experience - yet yearning for a place to settle down that was a bit less hectic - he returned to the East of the country. After playing with various rock/pop formations with succes, he knew it was time to step out on his own and began developing his own style of solo acoustic performance. Not the easiest thing to do, out on a limb in front of the public on your own. It's up to you and no one else is there to catch you if you fall. But he stuck with it and now music lovers everywhere wil be able to enjoy the fruits of his labor as he readies three full-length albums.

Frank Blueka's music is best characterized as soulful and influenced by modern rock, blues and (Irish) folkmusic. His career took a nice turn, when he chose his own music path and signed up with the small BMP recordlabel. Great fact is that on a modest scale, the songs of his albums Acoustic Avenue and Room 88 are downloaded and streamed worldwide. His talent and crafmanship as a singer/songwriter and his performing skills have drawn the public's attention.

When asked to classify his music, Frank replies: ' It is just about songs, in all their simplicity. I tend to spend a lot of time working on new arrangements with merely my voice, accoustic guitar and my piano as instruments. Means that fence me in at times. On the other hand, they prevent me from loosing myself in the vast array of other possibilities. If I have too much choices it would have me dreaming away so far that I would have a hard time finding my way back home again. My lyrics take shape under the influence of the universe, dreams and common day-to-day events. Primal emotions such as love, anger, loss and sense of humor are organically woven into it.'

Frank is a lucky man to make a living out of his music. Amsterdam is still a great place to be, but Frank's musical hart and roots are not limited to any specific place or area. He prefers to live in the eastern part of Hollland, . Frank Blueka found the perfect place to live in the cosy city of Deventer, where he shares his life with his sweetheart and their daughter. A great home-base for making music without any borders.

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