'LOVE FOR LIFE'
A GUITAR ALBUM THAT TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY
WHERE ROCK, BLUES AND POP MEET JAZZ
released Oktober 5, 2023
On the new album 'Love For Life' you can hear the wide range of musical styles that Bernhard Reinke uses: from heavy rock to swinging blues, from spicy funk to melodic, atmospheric ballads. The album is about existence with its unimaginably beautiful, but also vulnerable and dramatic twists and turns. 'Love For Live' is a varied album, both in style and content. Bernhard would like to invite you to join him on a journey through the diverse spheres of 'Love For Life'.
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Album video presentation - November 12, 2023
On Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2023, there was an album video presentation in Dinxperlo. In the beautiful theater hall of the Kulturhus, fans were treated to videos featuring the music from the new album 'Love For Life'. There was a lot of interest in the program. The swinging and rocky parts came across well and the more emotional parts also came across well. Bernhard was interviewed by Marijke Verschoor-Boele and talked about his musical experiences and how the new compositions came about. In the video you get an impression of the event.
Musical influences on the new album
Blues and jazzy funk
In 1976 and 1977 Bernhard Reinke played blues and jazzy funk with the Harry Muskee Band.
Rock and pop
In 1979 Bernhard Reinke played rock and pop music with Phoney And The Hardcore.
Jazz-rock and fusion
From 1986, Bernhard Reinke was bandleader of jazz rock and fusion groups
that played his compositions.
Januari 2023: to tackle it firmly!
September 2022: a tragedy in the village
April 2021: a 'happy'springpiece!
February 2021: a 'mysterious' ballad
January 2021: a rock / blues piece
December 2020: a latin / jazz piece
August 2010: a blues
Full album 'Paradise'
Full album on Youtube
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Review of 'Paradise'
September 9, 2019
De Muziekexpress - AFM Radio
by Eric van den Berg
for Omroep Gelderland May 9, 2019
Sunday May 12, 2019
It was a wonderful afternoon! Very nice to be able to share
this new 'music child' with you!
Special thanks to Erik Hagelstein for his dedication to this project and his wonderful vocal contributions.
Many thanks also to Menno Pols for the presentation of the afternoon and the interview.
The CD can now be purchased in the webshop on this site.
an adventurous journey
”It’s good to know where you stand", thus ends the title track of "Paradise", the vocal album with which guitarist and composer Bernhard Reinke (1952, Utrecht. the Netherlands) has embarked on a new musical path.
Third musical youth
Bernhard Reinke, convinced import-Achterhoeker, plays rock music together with Herman Brood, Harry Muskee and Phoney and the Hardcore in the seventies. He then studied jazz at the Hilversum Conservatory with Wim Overgaauw. He uniquely connects this with other styles and records his jazz rock music on six CDs. From 1988 he is a guitar and ensemble teacher at the Arnhem conservatory (Artez). In 2014, Reinke bundles his musical experiences into new vocal music: his third musical youth.
Bernhard Reinke makes lyrics to his earlier instrumental songs and new songs. 'Paradise' is about the search for paradise, and especially about the questions of life. On the album there are fourteen tracks for which Reinke, in addition to the lyrics, makes the arrangements and plays all the instruments.
Lead singer Erik Hagelstein
With his 'dark brown' rock voice, Erik Hagelstein is the perfect lead singer for the album. Reinke himself is responsible for the additional lead vocals and the backing vocals. Together with 'Paradise' they bring a musical journey of life with - just like in 'normal' life - sweet and quiet, but also dark and heavy passages.
Come, join us on this trip, the journey is what it's all about.