the Stream

the Stream

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The Stream is a pop/rock-band from the Netherlands. The four are all well-educated musicians, and share the love for music and performing live. The piano and vocals make their sound very unique combined with melodic guitar and strong rhythm. Their shows are a subtile combination of heavy and soft.

Biography

The Stream is a versatile and melodic pop-/rock-band, formed in 2010 by Jan Stroomer. Very unique songs, great musicality, and a show that makes you feel good!

Currently The Stream is working on a second album, which is due to be released at the end of this year. Also, in july 2012 an EP, named Full House, was released. On this record you can hear 3 brand new songs and 2 live-tracks from songs of the earlier album ‘Tracks’. The new material sounds a bit Beatlesque combined with some Queen-ish song-structures. The live-recordings are more down-to-earth and less produced, and they’ve got a kick in it which only occur on live-tracks.

The first album ‘Tracks’ was written and recorded intirely by Jan Stroomer. It was released in 2010, before the rest of the band was formed. He played most of the instruments himself, but also some parts were played by other musicians. The variety of styles on the album is what became the trademark of The Stream’s music, but all songs do connect to eachother in terms of vocal harmonies, song-writing and band-instruments. The influence of the other band-members is very audible when the songs are played live. Where The Skies End, for instance, was given much more ska-feel live and Do You Want? has been turned into a much more heavy rock-song.

The Stream started off as a studio-project, but Jan Stroomer and the others aswell, are a live-musicians pur sang. This means a show of The Stream is music in its liveliest form. And they perform in many different settings, a side from the normal four-member pop/rock-band. Accoustic guitar, bass, cajon and piano for instance. But also just piano and vocals. And sometimes they even play with a four-member string-section.

In januari 2012 the promo-video for Time For Some Changes became the Plug-It-In on Next Best Band. Currently The Stream is also working on some great videos for their new songs. Collaborating with a very cool video-artist, director and other creative friends, the videos shall be very stunning indeed! The first official video-clip, for the song Miss Right, was released in september 2012.

Lyrics

Almost Sun '75

Written By: Jan Stroomer

I was reading my book without not noticing you
And I said “Girl, look the day is begging for your gold”
It's irrelevant, I was almost blind to see
So easy in love, like begging on your knees

Be like the sun like I remember
'75 a year I never know
But my daddy said it was a perfect year
My mother said it was extraordinair
I wish it's gonna be like '75

I crossed the street and counted both my feet
And girl you look so pretty, though the sun blinded my eyes
It's astonishing, almost blind to see
so easy in love, like begging on my knees

Be like the sun....

Be like the sun like I remember
'75 a year I never know
I heard a song singing it was so cool
the papers read it fooled a many fool
Someday it's gonna be like '75

Do You Want?

Written By: Jan Stroomer

Do you want

I see you smiling at me, it's such a pleasant thought
It's overwelming me, and you're cute, you really are
I think it's time for some action sing along with the guitar
and sing

Heey a eey, heey a eey
Heey a eey a eey a eey

You see me walking towards you, it's such a breathtaking scene
can't take my eyes off of you, do you know what I mean

Do you want, do you see, do you feel the same, like me
Do you want what I need, won't you come over

I feel you're closer to me, it's like my knees getting weak
as if you cast a spell on me
(won't you get any closer, baby) what you say?
(won't you get any closer, baby) to me

Do you want, do you see, do you feel the same, like me
Do you want what I need, won't you come over

It's a new day, I feel so surreal
It's a new day, it's you I still feel
It's so sweet

Do you want, do you see, do you feel the same, like me
Do you want what I need, won't you come over

Discography

Tracks (2010) album
Time For Some Changes (2011) single
Full House (2012) EP

Set List

Almost Sun '75
Where The Skies End
Miss Right
Feels Like A Good Day
Who Am I Fooling?
Losing Control
End Of The Day
Time For Some Changes
Do You Want?
Are You With Me?