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Bernard Oattes

Apr 19, 2019

Bernard Oattes
Credit Strengholt Music Group

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #247 (April 21 at 8:00 p.m.)

After his schooling in England, Bernard Oattes spent two years with a local Dutch band, Steam. The band was the catalyst that brought Bernard and writer/producer Rob van Schaik together.

As partners, Bernard and Rob were the founding members of the pop band The Limit, writing and producing international dance hits.

Bernard composed music for other pop-orientated groups, but writing and producing dance material alone became "limiting."

Feeling a need to recognize and expand his own ideas, Bernard focused on the creation of his first album, Frame By Frame. The eleven compositions on this album combine rich vocal harmonies with smooth rhythms, and features Bernard both as lead vocalist and as multi-instrumentalist/arranger.

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