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Baz

With a jazz musician for a father, the UK's original female rap artist, Monie Love, for a sister, and DJ' Producer Dave Angel for a brother, fame is something BAZ grew up around ... now it’s her turn. The debut BAZ single, Believers, crashed into the top 40 during the first week of December 2002 and suddenly she was on Radio 1, Radio 2, CD:UK, the Big Breakfast and scoring Essential New Tunes with Pete Tong.

"Tipped to be one of the hottest stars of 2002 with her sing-a-long vocals, positivism, sheer sunshine and warmth. Baz is determined that these great songs will find a place in everyone's heart."

(Ministry Of Sound)

baz & Robč

 

Robè has toured extensively in the last few years across Europe as a guitarist for the artist 'Baz'. As a duo, in 2004 they opened in Paris for Blondie's re-union tour. He also accompanied the singer on acoustic guitar on the UK radio tour, performing live in front of millions of listeners. With the full band they played in excess of 25,000 people in the year 2003 as support for Sophie E. Bextor, and shared bills with the likes of James Brown.

In 2000 Robè took part in the recording of Baz's debut album: produced by Guy Sigsworth (Bjork, Madonna, B. Spears etc.), Robè supplied all the guitars and bass.

Although having come into the project late during its development, Robè's songwriting skills were soon exploited. Consequently, Baz-Robè's new songs ended up replacing half of the existing music on the album and the source of the first three singles!

The song 'Smile to Shine', co-written by Robè, was a top ten entry in both the dance and the Indie official UK charts. A Dance remix of the song was a number one in Australia for six weeks! The other single, 'Believers', reached top 40 in the singles national charts and top 10 in the dance one.

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Psychedelic Love_CD

Believers_EP __ Believers2_EP

Smile_to_shine_EP __ Smile_to_shine_EP2P

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Smile to Shine. This song went through several and radical changes in chord structures, arrangements and production. The distinct guitar riff was from one of these versions and it became the 'focus', hook point of the song. The riff was written and performed by Robč at Mayfair Studios in London using a hired Martin acoustic. Bass also by Robč.

Believers. This is were it all started, when Robč was asked to play guitar on a track that the producer Sion Cox was working on at the time. The session went extremelly well, culminating on Robč being asked to contribute guitar, bass, and some keyboards on the rest of the demo-stage project. He also started contributing on songwriting for the rest of the album, but also including songs that were already written and part of the demo, such as this one, Believers.

Never ending Story. Working on an original melodic and lyrical idea by Baz, Robé's contribution changed the whole style and presentation of the song, giving it a bossanova/latin feel. Producer Guy Sigsworth took this song into his own studio in London, added keyboards and a latin drum loop, and here's Baz's number three single. Sadly, money for promotion had run out at this point and the song remained... largerly unknown... until now that is.. Classical guitar: handmade EKO Alborada, year 1978.