Quietly contains nine songs written, performed, and produced by Rob Birdwell.
The following is an excerpt from the second track, Punkie and the Spitfires.
It's a song about a three-piece band - perhaps the ultimate band - who save the world!
she was a young woman living in dystopian times
fighting "The Forces" any way that she could...
Rob Birdwell's arrangement of Feeling Good for Halie Loren and her band. Words and Music by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse. Featuring the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, Halie Loren (vocals), Matt Treder (piano), Mark Schneider (bass), Bill Marsh (guitar), Brian West (drums), Rob Birdwell (arranger/conductor). Audio engineering/recording by George Relles and Diana Robson.
LMNO perform Memories of Senegal live for a Funk in the Forest concert. Featuring Rob Birdwell (trumpet/keys), Nick Rivard (guitar), Page Hundemer (bass), and Brian Bucolo (drums)
I've always been interested in ways to express ideas and emotions through music. As a kid I would write my own lyrics to popular songs. As I learned to play trumpet I would create my own melodies. As I became interested in singing I began to learn more about chord progressions. By the time I was in college I started to get more serious about trying to compose and arrange - turns out it was hard! I attended the Grove School of Music and Dick Grove's teachings would provide me with a solid foundation and I'm still building upon that and continue to learn with every new song, composition or arrangement.
In this video I (clumsily) demonstrate how to play it from an #MPCOne to create MIDI sequences.
I have more to learn - it's nice to have more percussion options and the TR-6S is a nice fit for my setup.
The Adventures of Sam and Caw
Episode 1 - Winter Is Coming
Here's the debut episode with a new one in production and coming early 2024!
Walking on Air - acoustic uke/vocal performance