Tony Tersmette, who has adopted the pseudonym Rex Niemand, is a vocalist and guitarist of a jazz bent with many years of experience performing a wide range of popular music. He also has some thirty years experience as a cataloger of all manner of musical materials at Binghamton University Libraries in upstate New York. 'Rex' has taken the challenge of composing in earnest in recent years; a few of his latest creations are represented here. He hopes to add more in the near future. Correspondence is most welcome!

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Once again, a work of mine has been acknowledged by the Great American Song Contest (23rd edition) -- "Sticky Tape" was named a top 5 finalist in the instrumental category. I am deeply grateful to those good people that comprise this organization for the recognition and inspiration, and would strongly encourage anyone seeking to jumpstart their composing career to visit their website for valuable info.  https://www.greatamericansong.com      THANK YOU, G.A.S.C.!!

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"Tony Tersmette really hits it out of the park with his track Blue Chalk[in']. He builds on the synth pop of the past but definitely takes the song to a place in the future. A solid production and well thought out electric composition." -- Jason Miles, pro reviewer.

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Tony's composition "Chanson Sans Paroles" won First Place in the Instrumental category of the 22nd Annual Great American Song Contest.
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Hi Rex , thanks for a great review of No More Wishes In The Well ! It was the first song I wrote after quite a few years of writing nothing ! The idea came to me while I was at work . Luckily I was able to jot down the lyrics , and i worked out the chords when i returned home .

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Rex Niemand
5 days ago

I know about being lucky, or rather smart enough, to do that. Recently, I had what I believed to be a terrific hook for a song come to mind. I waited to record it not more than a few minutes, got distracted -- and I lost it, could not recall it. It was downright depressing, not to mention stupid. -- Another fine tune, Phil. Keep on keepin' on! -- Rex



Rex, Thanks for the props for "Apartment 74"...... As you probably know by now..... I build backing tracks to be Top Lined.....Know any vocalists? Marvin....

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Rex Niemand
3 weeks ago

Great stuff, Marvin...

I am myself a somewhat accomplished vocalist. Was local karaoke champ when karaoke was relatively new. Primarily rock and jazz. Check out my 'The Shunned' in my listing, down a bit. Classic rock thing. I also can forward a jazz track, Bobby Darren, old school jazz style (gotta dig that up, around here somewhere). Hey, if not what you are looking for, >no sweat

Rex Niemand
3 weeks ago

...my msg cut off? Limited number of characters available to reply??

SKY HIGH MUSIC LABS
3 weeks ago

Thanks for the reply..... I'm what you might call a lonely guy lol when it comes to vocalists ..... I enjoy doing instrumentals but its a very real challenge to get the right voice for the track.... I'm having some success with a female vocalist out of Chicago, Trixie Fender.... getting a few deals with her.... but limited listings that work with her style...... I need Pop and Pop Country singers as well as Jazz and Light rock.....I'll run out of characters soon............

SKY HIGH MUSIC LABS
3 weeks ago

Just wanted to run this by you.... Have you noticed all the listings for TV sports. There is one now for Blues instrumentals... So what's the difference between a 12 bar blues and another one.. I chose the title to set it apart.....drum roll please...........I Dream of Loose Balls. blues

Rex Niemand
3 weeks ago

Ha ha! Very funny. But an interesting tactic.
I confess I have never created anything for ad purposes. Maybe time to try.



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Bill Dake
3 weeks ago to Rex Niemand

Rex,

Thanks for listening and the 5's for "In The Beginning" and "I Really Love Your Mind". Old tunes written for the lounge set.
I'm think Bjam has me locked into you and the Corey's. Must be some strange algorithm...kinda like the top 10's.

Bill

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Rex Niemand
3 weeks ago


Hi, Bill,

It is only fair that I award 5 stars for any tune I hear here that can actually teach me something. I should take the time to analyze any number ofl these things you come up with. They all fall into the 5 star category following my way of thinking.

Yeah, I wonder sometimes how BJam works. For instance, as of today I have completed 113 reviews, but have received only 54 in return. And if I layoff for, say, a couple weeks -- crickets as far as receiving new reviews. -- Maybe my stuff is too eccentric and gets past certain algorithms.

Maybe I should re-categorize all my stuff as Hip Hop, or maybe Folk

Bill Dake
3 weeks ago

Ha!, or Country or Rap. We're not exactly writing to the mainstream audience. I've tried to broaden my musical endeavors here with limited success. I do what I do. However, no matter what I write someone always thinks it's Jazz.

Bill

As for how Bjam works...it's a mystery to me.



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