Rood Adeo

Rood Adeo
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Rood Adeo, Hilversum, March 2012
Background information
Birth nameRoderik Adeo Jansz
Born(1970-11-10) 10 November 1970 (age 46)
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Genresrock, jazz, folk, blues
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, percussion, piano, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1996-present
LabelsPolygram, Sony, EMI, Challenge Records International
Associated actsHein van de Geyn, Maud Mulder, Frank Boeijen


Rood Adeo (given birth to Roderik Adeo Jansz, 10 November 1970, in Nijmegen) is a Dutch singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and saving musician. His musical design is inspired by rock and roll, jazz, blues, traditional, and folk. Adeo’s versatile voice, which range from tenor to bass, varies between a shiny, high pitched audio and a duskier, severe timbre. Founder from the music group Rood & Nighthawks on the Diner, Adeo also documented several albums under different brands, backed with a changing line-up of music artists. Adeo performs with piano, electric guitar, and with the sometimes use of various other keyboards, accordion, and cajón.

Early life

Rood Adeo was educated in Canisius University Mater Dei, and Radboud School Nijmegen. For eight years during and soon after his research, he co-owned a stage club in his hometown using a view to apply in psychology, however the discharge of his initial record Fool's Tango (1997) won him to songwriting and executing. Something of his mindset construction resonates in his lyrics, for instance in the melody "Paradise IF YOU ASK ME". At age five, Adeo started his traditional piano schooling, which is shown in songs such as for example "Ruler in Yellow" (predicated on Pachelbel's Cannon) and "TO BE ALWAYS A Guy" (starting using the postlude of Chopin's Nocturne in B main, Op. 32, No. 1). Though Adeo frequently mentions his affinity for the functions of Ludwig truck Beethoven, Nat Ruler Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, and J.J. Cale, he presumably continues to be influenced one of the most with the music of Tom Waits and Robert Wyatt. As an hommage to Waits, Adeo debuts on stage on the 1995 model from the Midsummer Blues Celebration Wijchen as frontman of his music group 'Nighthawks on the Diner', discussing Waits' 1975 live record.


On record, Rood Adeo debuts along with his Nighthawks in the Diner-album Fool's Tango in 1997, introducing co-composers Frank de Kleer and Bob Wisselink. Fool's Tango is definitely rewarded 'demonstration from the month' in MusicMaker, the most important musicians' publication in HOLLAND. The album pulls the interest of jazz-bassist and A&R professional Hein vehicle de Geyn, who paves the best way to its release within the jazz-label Problem Information International.Fool's Tango also features Fay Lovsky performing a duet with Adeo on "You Invented Me personally". In 1998, Adeo has been asked by Sony/Philips to record using the recently developed digital documenting system Super Sound CD. This task leads to his second Nighthawks in the Diner-album Walkin' On Eggs, released bij Problem/Polygram. In August 1998, Adeo's Nighthawks in the Diner is victorious the general public and Press Honor in the Sopot International Track Event in Poland. In 1999, the solitary How About ANOTHER Millennium has been released and Walkin' On Eggs once again presented in the Funkausstellung in Berlin. Adeo's ballad "TO BE ALWAYS A Guy" is definitely released within the Polish Wroclaw Theater Festival jubilee recording Kronika XX Przegladu Piosenki Aktorskiej by Luna Music with and the like, Nick Cave and Cesaria Evora. Concerts in the Baltic Track Contest, Sweden as well as the Wrocław International Theater Festival, Poland follow soon after. At the moment, Adeo's tunes are being referred to as 'the range between Chopin and a film noir-soundtrack'.


In 2000, Adeo records Rood & Emanuel: Retrato, a Portuguese non-traditional fado-album, in cooperation with fado-singer Emanuel Pessanha. For the Weill-edition from the Theater Celebration 2000 in Wroclaw, Rood & Nighthawks on the Diner arrange four Kurt Weill tracks. Rood Adeo's variations of "I'm a Stranger Right here Myself" and "Shed in the Superstars" show up on his albums Transit Cellophane and Ideal Lifestyle. In 2002, Adeo's third Nighthawks on the Diner-album Transit Cellophane premiered for the label NWR released by NWR/EMI . In August 2005, he performs in Denmark and information Jessie Mae Robinson's "The Various other Girl" for the Nina Simone tribute record Greetings From Nijmegen, which he also accompanies Dutch Idols finalist Maud Mulder on "Everything Have to Modification". Adeo's live shows are critically acclaimed, with testimonials emphasising on Adeo's timing and expressive, powerful piano play. Though Adeo identifies his lyrics to be nonpolitical, he withdrew his efforts being a college music teacher this year 2010, when the Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders positively participated in the Dutch minority cupboard 2010–2012, proclaiming: 'I don't desire to receive obligations from the Section of Education, so long as it’s getting run by people behaving like CEO's of the absurd, onworthy politics hedge finance.' Following the dismantling from the cupboard Adeo resumed his teaching profession. In March 2006, Rood & Nighthawks on the Diner close down the night time of Poetry Celebration at Vredenburg Concert Hall Utrecht. "Observant Spectator" has been released for the Dvd movie Dichters in Woord en Beeld (Poets in Phrase and Frame). IN-MAY 2006, Adeo composes the music for Frank Boeijen's tune "Verloren Stad" (Shed Town), which has been released for the Dvd movie As. In Greece, his tune "The Waltzes, The Polkas, AS WELL AS THE Sad Tracks" has been released for the 2008 record Muzine Three Crimson & White Feeling. In '09 2009, Adeo information the ROOD & Nighthawks in the Diner-album Ideal Life in cooperation with maker Loek Schrievers. Ideal Existence also features bariton Ernst Daniël Smid performing a duet with Adeo on "Baby NOT Like My New Tattoo".


In 2012, Mindful Indifference has been released around the label Supertracks/Problem Records International. Upon this recording, Adeo began experimenting as sound-engineer, generating and saving his tunes single-miced, playing a lot of the musical instruments himself. On 12 Dec 2012, Adeo's formal website uncovered that he provides started recording the next studio record. On 22 Feb 2013, Adeo performed at least two brand-new songs "Don't Perform What You Do" and "Silent Time" at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging, followed by Aili Deiwiks playing the violin, Jan Flubacher on dual bass, and Kristijan Krajnčan on drums and cello.



Fool's Tango (1997) Walkin' On Eggs (1998) Walkin' On Eggs – SACD (1999) THINK ABOUT ANOTHER Millennium (1999/2000) Rood & Emanuel: Retrato (2000) Transit Cellophane (2002) Ideal Life (2009) Conscious Indifference (2012)

Other albums

Kronika XX Przegladu Piosenki Aktorskiej, 'To BE CONSIDERED A Guy', Poland (1999) Greetings From Nijmegen, 'The Other Girl' (2005) Dichters In Woord En Beeld Dvd movie, 'Observant Spectator' (2006) Seeing that, with Frank Boeijen, 'Verloren Stad' (2006) De Ontmoeting, 'Heaven and Hell' (2008) Muzine 03 Light Disposition, 'The Waltzes, The Polkas, AS WELL AS THE Sad Tracks', Greece (2008)



Other contributions

Piano and vocals on Deborah Jean Weitzman's Beneath Your Moon (2002) Piano on 'Cidade Amor Saudade', with Quatro Ventos on Barco De Papel (2003) Piano on 'Everything Need to Modification', with Maud Mulder on Greetings From Nijmegen (2005)