Rainer Willeke, self-portrait, 2021


For me, 2020 has been an incredible year of high immersion in my home studio, wearing several hats, as I've been working on a set of original songs to be released individually and later as an album. In addition, it has been fun to collaborate remotely on a few side projects with both old and new musical friends! 🙂

Thanks for visiting here & following along on my musical journey!  Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated!

- Rainer, Jan 03, 2021

Some Listener Feedback:

"A pleasant atmospheric composition with soulful performance and catchy overall vibe."   "Hmmm a real enjoyable track. Has an exotic whimsy to it. Particulary liked the rolling guitar waves. Shuffling percussive backbone. Great use of that shaker for pace. Lead vocals are well delivered. Dreamy. Lyrics uplifting and immersive. Arrangement flows nicely. Cool video. Great brass bits. Sax is always sultry! Great sounding mix and master to boot."   "I really like the poetry of the song. I thought it was inspired and very powerful. It reminded me of Bullet The Blue Sky. Really appreciate all of the work you put into this. It has a really hypnotic feel."   "I love the sentiment here. And, I think that the performance overall is very confident. I'd never know that this was a debut. The lyrics, once again, I think, are great. The playing on here is also solid. Congratulations!"   "I enjoyed the bright joyful tone and your warm emotional vocals, smooth clear instrumental line, solid mixing. It's a nice soft song,"   "Cool track and I dig that smooth vibe of this."   "Beautiful instrumentation on this, and I enjoyed the video. Lovely lyrics and performance all around! The sax solo is a highlight. I'm hearing a mix of Sade style Jazz/R&B and rock elements. Really beautiful all around!"   "A pleasant and bright atmosphere with a summer vibe, great instrumental and awesome build-up..."   "Your indie rock sound is fresh and I really like the guitar riffs here."   "This song is a whole vibe with that crazy cool sax. Solid riffs too, groovy bass, huge harmonies and nice vocals."   "Very interesting sound. I really liked the guitar arrangement, it was very engaging. Great job on the bassline too, it had a very distinctive groove."   "The overall atmosphere you created feels really good and dreamy and the quality is top notch."   "I have gotta say the track here has quite the atmosphere. Its smooth blues-like motion is just super captivating."   "Lovely track! Thought the production quality was gorgeous..."   "Really cool voice and atmosphere as well as production. The piano, sax and guitar are so sexy."   "I love the pure emotion in this track..."   "I really liked the groovy bass here and the balanced instrumentation."   "...really interesting song! I really like that mix between psychedelic, RnB and with little jazzy ambiances...really good performances, they bring some sort of RnB ambiance to the song...a great and chill song...the result is neat..."   "We like the atmosphere, interesting melodies of the instrumental. Great original arrangement."   "I like this atmospheric sounding guitar based piece, the calm vocal leads the beat perfectly!"   "Your track has a cool atmosphere and the video as well as the production quality is great."   "Cool mysterious atmosphere with lovely vocals and cool reverb on it, nice soft sound..."   "You have a great groove in your bassline and your song is well produced..."   "I really like your fresh indie rock sound and of course the the guitar riffs and the sax solos."   "A top production. The beats are catchy and trendy. The instrumentation is good. The lyrics are nice."

Musician, Composer & Producer

I am primarily a saxophonist & vocalist.  I also play a MIDI wind controller, and over the past 40+ years I've also picked up some degree of skill on keyboards, bass, guitar, percussion as well as the playing & programming of virtual instruments.
As a composer & producer I am passionate about using all of my skills and experience to create new music & to work with artists to help them achieve their musical vision.
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