Bass Tours with Caché Royale

Curaçao Tour II
After a nice solo tour during the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival season Ray Bass toured Aruba and Curaçao for a second time this year! This time Ray went on tour with the well known ritmo combina band called Caché Royale. The band recently had performances in Aruba and Curaçao and are awaiting a next mini tour in Spain later this week.


15th Anniversary Celebration

Fifteen years ago the band started as Caché and as a Curaçao band based in Holland they’ve had a lot of success in Europe and on the Dutch Caribbean islands throughout the years. This success and perseverance has turned the name Caché into a well known brand for quality Dutch Caribbean music. On April 30th Ray Bass made his official debut in the band thus becoming a part of their 15 year story as one the band’s bassists. On November 4th the band will officially celebrate their 15th anniversary during “Flight To South Africa” NL in Club BLU:

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Ray Bass releases third single ‘KI DIA’

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Ki Dia
After a successful collaboration with Cizzle & Izaline Calister on the track ‘Un Chèns’ Ray Bass took a year to patiently produce his third single in Papiamentu called ‘Ki Dia’ (meaning “When”) . Inspired by his musical icons Bob Marley & Sting he chose to fuse Reggae, Psychedelic Rock, Classical Music and the traditional Curaçao rhythm called Tambú. With this song Ray wants to help boost a sense of unity and cultural pride amongst Dutch Caribbean people living on Curaçao and anywhere this song get’s played. Ray Bass released the song on various radio stations on Curaçao during his first solo tour during the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival.

Inspiration
Though inspiration never hits Ray from one source alone, one of the most impacting inspirational moments was the murder on the politician Helmin Wiels back in 2013. The murder and the smell of corruption behind this cowardly act impacted him to write this protest song in order to be a voice against the ongoing injustice on the Dutch Caribbean islands. Ray believes that there is power in unity and that this power, used for good, can bring a lasting change in our world.

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Dream Team
The single features some of Holland’s finest musicians and some of Ray’s former band mates. A thank you goes out to all these amazing musicians who made this track possible and especially Shadrach Esprit (producer).

Arrangement/ Bass/ Guitar/ Vocals/ Minor Percussion: Ray Bass
Guitar: Roy Seriese
Drums: Joshua “Mr. Chopsz” Regales
Piano: André “AJ Grand” Pantophlet
Vocals: Alexandra de Castro, Clifton End & Gidrienne Bomberg
Strings: Berber Heerema (Cello), Novilé Maceinaité (Violin)
Percussion: Yuchi Cordoba
Horns: Kasper Moliin (Saxophone), Valerio De Gama (Trumpet)
Recording/ Mix & Master: Shadrach “Chops” Esprit

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Listen to the track on VeVo and/or download it for free (limited time only) on the “Music Releases” tab on the home page:

Enjoy!  #KIDIA

 

 

Bass & Bianchi write ‘Survive’ for Tavi Castro

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On August 5th Spinnin’ Records released Tavi Castro’s brand new track called ‘Survive’. The lyrics were written by Ray Bass & Boy Bianchi and the vocals were recorded at Bianchi Studios in The Hague. Lucky for Ray Bass, the producers decided to keep his original vocals on the track making ‘Survive’ the first EDM track with vocals by Mr. Ray Bass. Tavi Castro’s ‘Survive’ delivers a moving beat, smooth piano chord and emotional vocal mixed with a dubstep bass line, making Survive a true gem. Big record right here!

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Bass & Bianchi: Ghostwriting duo in the making

Stuck On You

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On July 16th Spinnin’ Records released On June’s brand new single, aptly titled Stuck On You. Featuring nice organic drums and percussion, touching guitar chords and emotionally driven vocals, it’s deep house that’s going to conquer lots of hearts. The lyrics and catchy melody of the song were written by Ray Bass & Boy Bianchi.

Top Line Factory
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In these past months Bass & Bianchi have been writing top lines for various artists who are signed to Spinnin’ Records. It was Boy Bianchi who got Mr. Ray involved in the top line writing business and it was his idea to build a solid songwriting team in order to cope with the demand for catchy top lines by various big labels. Ray Bass was added to that songwriting team and ‘Stuck On You’ is the first official release that came out this top line factory! Check out the music video ‘Stuck On You’ and keep an eye out for more catchy top lines by the Bass/Bianchi duo!

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Mr. Ray Bass covers O’G3NE at SoundCheckers

In June Mr. Ray Bass got the opportunity to perform a song in the Dutch TV program called Sound Checkers by KPN and Q-Music. The show is a platform for upcoming Dutch artists to promote their music and a chance to play a cover live on television. A special thanks goes to Boy Bianchi who made this Mr. Ray Bass television appearance possible. Watch the video below:

 

 

BasSick Concert 31.03.2016

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The BasSick Concert 
On March 31st Mr. Ray Bass will be performing live at P60 Amstelveen. It promises to be a high flying energetic show filled with Caribbean Pop music and it’s gonna be a night filled with special guests such as Cizzle (NastyPlay), Izaline Calister and other musical friends Ray has met during his musical journey. Mr. Ray will be playing his latest releases such as ‘Awe’ and his first hit ‘Un Chèns’ live for the first time! The concert is also a live video recording, so put on your smile cause the cameras will be rolling!

Benefit Concert
The ticket sales of the concert will be invested in a Curaçao tour with his band later this year. Once on Curaçao the band will dedicate themselves to teaching and coaching young talents from Curaçao and performing as much as possible. 

Order your tickets now!
You don’t want to miss this! The support act for the night will be Roots Palmera. This awesome band will warm you up with their Caribbean vibes in order to get you in the mood for the heavy bass lines Mr. Ray brings to the stage! Support this awesome initiative by buying a ticket right here: Buy BasSick Concert Tickets

For more info visit: www.P60.nl

 

 

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ABOUT MR. RAY BASS
Mr. Ray Bass (Riëndy Holder) is a singing bass player, drummer, guitarist, songwriter and video producer from Curaçao. At age 14 Riëndy started playing drums in his church and he quickly developed an interest for the guitar and songwriting.

In 2002 he moved to Holland with his mother and younger brother in order to finish his studies and to pursue a musical career. During that time he had a hard time dealing with the recent divorce of his parents and he found his refuge in music and his faith. Once in Holland his mother took him to church every sunday and because there was no bassist in his new church Riëndy took it upon himself to learn how to play bass, combining the rhythmic knowledge he had on drums with the melodic playing style of the guitar. By doing this he developed his own unique style and sound on the bass. Although he doesn’t like to limit himself to only one genre, Contemporary Black Gospel has mainly influenced Mr. Ray Bass’s musical identity.

This creativity driven by his passion to learn how to play different instruments made Riëndy a much wanted musician in the Dutch gospel music scene because of his multi functionality. Riëndy has shared the stage with many different artists and bands such as Izaline Calister, Jon Tarifa, Meta Dia, Romany Titre, Bombilate, Darryl, IR-SAIS, Keizer and Caché Royale. Ray has played in many venues all over the country. Ray has also toured the Dutch Caribbean Islands, played for the President of Burundi in 2007 and rocked the stage in various European countries such as Belgium and Spain. One of the greatest highlights in his musical career was playing at Sting’s afterparty after Sting’s ‘Back to Bass’ concert in the Heineken Music Hall with Nicole Bus back in 2012. This was so special to him, seeing the fact that Sting is one of his biggest musical inspirations.

With more than a decade of musical experience Mr. Ray Bass is ready to tell the world his own story through the sound of his voice, the low notes of his bass and the lens of his camera. The name Ray itself stands for Counselor and Radiance, words that fit the uplifting nature of the messages he brings through each of his songs and the musical spark he adds to his compositions. Mr. Ray believes that music and videography are two of the most powerful weapons by which people can spread love and positivity. His biggest dream is to tour the world doing what he loves most, play music and heal hearts.

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Past Shows

02 Sep 2016 Mr. Ray Bass Willemstad Hilton Hotel Hilton Hotel
01 Sep 2016 Mr. Ray Bass Willemstad 27 Bar 27 Bar
27 Aug 2016 Mr. Ray Bass Willemstad Zanzibar Zanzibar
21 Aug 2016 Caché Royale Velsen Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude
13 Aug 2016 Caché Royale Hoogstraten Hoogstraten Hoogstraten
31 Mar 2016 Amstelveen P60 P60
29 Jan 2016 Zaandam, NL Podium De Flux Podium De Flux
10 Jan 2016 Jon Tarifa Den Haag Club Rootz Club Rootz
10 Jan 2016 Haarlem
27 Mar 2015 Ir-Sais & Friends Rotterdam, NL Club Empire Club Empire

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