After an intensive period of writing and recording Rob Klerkx & The Secret released their new album ‘Fever Dream’.
It’s a powerful rock album with a psychedelic edge, inspired by nineties rock bands. The album release was supported by a Dutch club tour. Kick off for both the new album and the tour was a show in Paradiso on December 8th. ‘Fever Dream’ is more guitar oriented than their previous albums. “We are all inspired by the nineties guitar bands. Rock that hits a progressive side, with great songs.” Together with the energy of The Secret this created 10 powerful songs written by Rob, without losing the essence of the songs. Catching the magic, exploring the musical boundaries.
Rob Klerkx is well known as drummer for bands like Moke and Paulusma, but is mainly active as songwriter and frontman for his own collective Rob Klerkx & The Secret. “Essentially I’m a writer, that also plays the drums. Music is such a beautiful medium to talk about the big subjects in life. That’s my passion; sharing and connecting with people. That’s what I admire in artists like Damien Rice, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and bands like Pearl Jam and The Black Crowes.” For The Secret Rob gathered musicians that could add something valuable to his songs, but also interact and connect with each other: Ralph van Reijendam (drums), Ben Kribben (bass, backing vocals), Ruard Sanders (guitar), Herman Wilken (guitar) and Joris Holtackers (keys). Following the album release they will do a ‘Fever Dream’ club tour. There are a lot of layers and power on the album. The further you get into it, the more you discover. The experience of these songs live is even more powerful.
Rob Klerkx – Leadvocals, Guitar
Ralph van Reijendam – Drums
Ben Kribben – Bass
Ruard Sanders – Guitar
Herman Wilken – Guitar