March 28th 2013 news
My Ep "The Lend" will be ready in April and available in a few options from a simple download to a signed and personalised CD copy.
I am in the process of finalising the artwork and then it's off to the printers. If you are interested in a copy simply drop me an email and pre order one at email@example.com you could also sign up to my newsletter by dropping your email address over on the right hand side of this page.
For now and leading up to the release, I would like to give you a couple of tracks to download for free. Here is the first one. Enjoy.
Much love, abbo
March 23rd 2013 news
THE FRONT COVER ART FOR MY NEW EP COMING VERY SOON
THE LEND EP
MUSIC TO KEEP YOU COMPANY WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ALONE
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Alternative folk/country singer songwriter born Simon van Baalen in 1973 in a remote fishing village in Cornwall (UK) to Dutch and Irish parents, the youngest of four siblings later took his stepfathers surname Abbondandolo culminating in the lasting nick name "abbo."
A brief description of me
After spending the last few years traveling with my guitar and touring my solo project from New York's Greenwich Village, heading east playing in Brighton, London, France, Beirut, Qatar, Dubai, Manila, Boracay Island (Philippines) and ending some years later performing in Sydney and Bondi Beach, I felt it was time to develop some of the many musical ideas gathered from being on the road and to stop somewhere long enough to record again.
Settling for now (2012) in Dubai, I'm hard at work at what I say is my best work to date.
In this ever evolving world that is the music business I love so much I also work as a performance coach and songwriting coach for you budding artists and songwiters out there. Collaborations can and often do come from this which enriches others as well as my own creative output.
For the past few years I have also worked as a freelance photographer (my other great passion) to ensure I constantly remain creative.
Previous to all the music and art that I am lucky enough to have as my working life now, I worked as an aircraft engineer for over 10 years, but eventually took the difficult step to transform my world into a creative one and now engineering is my much loved hobby while I work hard at my music, writing and photography full time.
I love what I do, so if you feel you may benefit from a pair of "Outside Ears" (as I call it) and some coaching to help with your song writing, or would like to advance with your performance skills then feel free to drop me a line at any of the contact details on this page I would be excited to think I could help you advance in your own desires towards a creative career.
If you have questions I may be able to answer, that may be all you need.
Speak soon and thank you for your time,