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by Riaan Nieuwenhuis

Cutting edge Hard Rock Instrumental.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Vat Funk
4:02 $0.99
2. Day of Call
3:07 $0.99
3. Vat Nog
2:48 $0.99
4. Inveterate Abstract Art
4:55 $0.99
5. Tog Nie
3:41 $0.99
6. Closure
2:07 $0.99
7. The Way
2:42 $0.99
8. Tea Time
3:15 $0.99
9. In the Grip
2:53 $0.99
10. Glider
2:07 $0.99
11. Beheer Dit
3:34 $0.99
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Album Notes

Riaan Nieuwenhuis started playing piano at the age of 6 and guitar at the age of 8. His initial training was of a classical nature, but very early he started doing improvisations on Blues and Rock. Later Riaan also showed a keen interest for the drums, and he currently utilizes these three instruments equally in his profession as a musician.

After travelling and busking abroad, Riaan returned to Stellenbosch and founded the acclaimed five-piece blues band Delta Blue, with Riaan on keyboard. Riaan toured and performed with Delta Blue for 5 years. They recorded 3 CD's and played at numerous upmarket venues and events, arts festivals and main stages of major music festivals in South Africa, Namibia, and London.

Riaan is an active musician; apart from his 5 years as keyboard player (and occasionally drummer) for the original Delta Blue (listen to mp3's) he has been the drummer of Rock groups AGES (listen to mp3's) and AMAfist (listen to mp3's), as well as the drummer of Delta Blue side project Boogie Chillen and for Afrikaans hip-hop outfit Piet Potent (listen to mp3's). Riaan also had a number of gigs with THE VIOLENT FREE PEACE, and also played major Blues Festivals with THE PARLOR VINYLS, as well as recording an album with them.
He has been involved in various CD recordings, on different instruments such as the drums, piano, organ, keys, guitar and slide guitar. One of Riaan's compositions, the album title track Turn, has been rated as the best track of the album by Pieter Redelinghuys - Insig Magazine. Turn is also recorded on a Grande piano, for the classical compilation CD, Dreamcatcher.
click here; for band projects click here.

Riaan's solo album MEDIATOR is a double album that consists of 12 original solo piano tracks (CD 1), and 11 original full instrumental tracks (CD 2). Read more and listen to mp3 taster clips

His album Instigator, featuring Riaan on guitar, is the first hard rock instrumental to be released in South-Africa. It consists of vibrant Hard Rock guitar riffs, combined with energetic lead fills. Read more here and listen to "Vat Nog"

Most recently, his album Collaborator, has achieved great acclaim from both the media and fellow musician's alike. The album's single, "Burnside", remained at number one on the Zone Radio Top 40 for a month.

Riaan played many freat stages, and have been recorded on numerous albums.



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