Here is a classic British pop song I've been wanting to cover for a while now. Assembled a great team for this one with 2 new players! "Bus Stop" is a song recorded and released as a single by the British pop band The Hollies in 1966. It reached No. 5 in the UK singles chart. It was the Hollies' first US hit, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard charts in September 1966. I would like to introduce 2 new virtual collaborators in our circle of musicians. Mike Oakland on acoustic guitar and Doug Kreitzman on bass. I met Mike at one of his gigs while vacationing on Cape Cod last summer. This guy is a real talent. After reeling off and absolutely crushing 2 of my requests at his gig - Take 5 and a Pat Metheny tune - I knew I had to invite him to join one of our projects. Thankfully he was receptive and this project emerged around December. Originally it was just going to be a "straight cover" of the original tune but as Mike was rehearsing he came up with the idea of a Latin/Fusion feel to it. Brilliant. We all went along with it and Cees and I are always up for what we call "creating a twist" on the original. You can find Mike's CD releases and some video performances easily on Youtube. I would also like to welcome a longtime friend of mine - Doug Kreitzman to the fold. I have known Doug since I was about 21 and he is a monster bassist. It's high time and long overdue that he is finally appearing in a collab!! Of course we have Cees aka "The Cheez" doing an unbelievable job on the vocal tracks in the classic "Cheez" style and also some excellent keyboard work. Simply amazing. I love working with this guy because he gets the job done every time in terms of his creativity and performance but just as important always in a timely fashion. Thank you to Ron on guitar for doing a great job on the intro and the guitar solo - with NO warning from his friend Cees who collared him into making an attempt at it on a complete whim! Ron had no idea it was coming. 15 minutes later - boom!
The Hollies - an English pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s; the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s. It was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in 1962 as a Merseybeat type music group in Manchester, although some of the band members came from towns north of there. Graham Nash left the group in 1968 to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Tom Geisler - Drums & Audio https://www.youtube.com/use...
Doug Kreitzman - Bass Guitar
Mike Oakland - Acoustic Guitar
Ronald Boonstra - Lead Guitar
Cees van Ooijen - Vocals, Keys & Video http://www.youtube/TheCheez...