Release 'Here To Disappear' Official Video
So here it is, the third and final video from our first EP "The Porcelain Room". Check out "Here To Disappear" !!
By the way, our second EP out of three is coming soon. More info about that will be announced later. For now, thanks for all your support, really appreciated!
Published on October 21 2019
Release 'No Dimensions' Official Video
Check out the videoclip for “No Dimensions”, part of our recently released EP “The Porcelain Room” and title track of the full album!
Published on October 7 2019
Release 'China Shop' Official Video
We proudly present the official video for “China Shop”, the first single of our debut EP “The Porcelain Room”. We are also happy to announce that our EP “The Porcelain Room” is now released and available on all streaming platforms. Go check it out!
Published on September 23 2019
China Shop - Official Video
Here To Disappear - Official Video
No Dimensions - Official Video
No Dimensions - Album Trailer
WHAT WE ARE?
Steelyard is the uncompromising sound from Dutch artists and producers Frank Leemhuis and Wouter van der Veen. It’s a sound you can’t put in a box. Using influences and finding inspiration in all kinds of musical genres like, art-rock, progressive rock, electro, alternative and drum & bass. It’s from the heart, emotional, pure, honest and sometimes rough and edgy. Searching for balance with arms of unequal length, like a Roman Steelyard.
Frank finds his inspiration in unusual and creative compositions, mostly in alternative and electronic genres. Wouter is a purist but finds it interesting to combine natural sounds with not so obvious sounding musical elements. It is the combination of these two that form the sound of Steelyard.
WHO WE ARE?
Producer - Singer - Pianist - Writer
Frank has always been busy with music. At a very young age he learned to play the piano and quickly became interested in composing his own music. He eventually saved up for a small home-studio where he began to explore the world of recording and composing. In this time period he discovered his voice and started playing in several cover bands across the Netherlands.
Because of his great passion for music, Frank finally went professional and upgraded his studio to industry standards. This is where his career really started. He worked at several projects as a (ghost) producer in the Dutch house music scene. With a predilection for alternative electronic rock music, he wanted more. And so, a new project was born.
Frank really wanted to combine natural instruments with electronic beats and effects in a sometimes experimental landscape. Music should be from the heart without restrictions or boundaries. That’s exactly what Steelyard is about. Together with co-producer/guitarist/writer Wouter van der Veen, he founded Steelyard and finished their new album ‘No Dimensions’.
Wouter van der Veen
Co-Producer - Guitarist - Writer
Wouter van der Veen is a guitar player who finds inspiration in some of the biggest names in the guitar world like rock guitarists Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen, but also jazz guitarists like Bireli Lagrene and Kurt Rosenwinkel. After years of practice, he developed his own sound, something he really aspired to.
In the early stages, Wouter started playing guitar in some cover bands. Along the way he began to write his own songs, which led to the foundation of the progressive rock band Armed Cloud. As one of the main writers of the band his influences are deeply rooted in the music, creating a progressive sound with influences from rock, metal and pop. Armed Cloud is touring across the Netherlands and are considered upcoming in the genre.
As the years go by, Wouter became a guitar teacher, passing on his knowledge to other people. Finally, he teamed up with Frank Leemhuis to form Steelyard. Together they’ve achieved a unique sound, combining all kinds of genres to create a sound you can’t put in a box.
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