“I’m in California and I received a Facebook message from Vocalist Terry Newman (Netherlands) asking if I had any songs that would fit his style. I thought ‘Walk Me Through The Fire’ was a great fit as did Terry, then Terry brings Italian Guitarist Maurizio Vercon into the fold. Even though we all reside in different parts of the world there is one constant, and that is the language of music. We then started our journey working on an arrangement for the first song Walk Me Through the Fire via the internet. Terry, Maurizio, and I started arranging to start recording with Han at Bullet Sound Studios in Holland.
Needing more outside of the core group, we invited Mike, Brayden, and Leo to lend their talents to this ongoing project and album. Keeping in mind no one really knows the other, still a friendly bond forms around the project. Terry, Maurizio, and I have continued writing the remainder of the album maintaining the core group. We will also bring in other top guest musicians whose talents will lend themselves to our band’s sound. We look forward to this finished album and putting together a touring band.”
Reinier de Greef aka Terry Newman, (born in 1964) started his career in 1987. Terry is a solo singer/songwriter and entertainer who works with or without a band. Reinier as he worked for years in well-known cafés, podia, parties, and festivals in the national and international circuit. His repertoire has songs are known for being very melodic, from AOR to full swing including hits from that time. In 1990 he wrote the song “Romancin Around the World”, it was aired on television and radio, and the song became a big hit.
Over the years Reinier worked with producer and engineer John Sonneveld. John was a co-producer for artists such as Anouk, Golden Earring, Vengeance, Sleeze Beez, etc. in the Wisseloord Studio in Hilversum Holland
Don started his professional career on Electric Bass and is one of the foremost Chapman Stick® and NS/ Stick™ bass guitar players in the world. Don has worked with toured and or written songs with Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Elvin Bishop, Nia Peeples, Pam Tillis, Tully Winfield, Perry Como, Sheryl Crow, Dwight Yoakam, Raquel Welch, Frankie Avalon, Eddie Money, Lana Lane, Bobby Vinton, Herbie Hancock, Mark Trueack, Rocket Scientists, Al Green, The Diamonds, The Lettermen, The 5th Dimensions, Peggy Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Cliff Morrison, Vaughn Monroe, Buddy Morrow, Warren Covington, Ann-Margret, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Vereen, Petula Clark, Lou Christie, John Payne (Asia) Long John Baldry, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry Kracked Earth and many more…
He can be seen acting in such films as, ‘84 Charlie Mopic’ (Soldier) 1989 and “Live From Death Row” (Crazy Fan running van) 1992
Schiff received a Gold Album for co-writing the song: Cerebral Man on Wide Awake In Dreamland album – Pat Benatar.
Writers T. Winfield, L. Matthew, and D. Schiff were Nominated for, Best Original Music in a Web Series Streamy Award – The Guild (2007)
Performed for the Queen of England with Shirley MacLaine and the Muppets
Don has also released 3 Solo Albums, Timeless (1999), Wait By the River (2002), Peering Over Clouds (2005)
Maurizio is a self-taught guitarist, producer, and arranger from Trieste who started playing for the love of playing different types of styles of music with many Bands. He has released two instrumental CDs distributed all over the world and published by RaiTrade/Videoradio
Everything is here 2006-For you feat Frank Gambale 2008 in addition Vercon has participated in two Rai trade compilations “Fusion Jazz Rock & Groove” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Vercon has had numerous pieces of music published for Rai Trade, Gazzetta, and Messaggero, his music has been purchased by over a million DVD supports of (Portrait of Doria, Goal Juventus, Magic on ice, Lazio apotheosis, Inter goal, Fiorentina history, Giallorossi myths, South American Benelli, Great rivalries, the Biancocelesti myths, unforgettable challenges, Ecstasy Lazio, DVD Pantani, DVD Ivan Basso, history of the national team).
In 2006, a piece of music by Maurizio was chosen as the theme song for the “Special World” program broadcast on RAI 2 (Too much easy but not easy-feat Andrea Grafting Cucchia).
He has collaborated with numerous artists such as Frank Gambale (C.Corea), Luca Colombo (E.Ramazzotti, Nek, Sanremo, etc.) Maurizio Solieri and Andrea Innesto (Vasco Rossi), Max Gelsi and A.Fontana (Elisa,Tiziano Ferro) Ricky Portera (L.Dalla, Stadium, Bertè).
He has been part of (Genuine Italian Guitar) since 2010, a show with Luca Colombo, Ricky Portera, and Giuseppe Scarciglia.
Guest for three consecutive years at the CBE Festival in Genoa where, together with Riccardo Cherubini (M.Masini, O.R.O.), Cristiano Parato (Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, Scott Enderson, etc.) and Massimiliano di Fraia, which resulted in the formation of CBE Bros, a group that released a self-titled CD of the same name in February 2015
He is the guitarist of the international (tribute band) Elton John Show together with drummer Charlie Morgan (E. John, Tina Turner, Bjork, Gary Moore, etc) Released in 2018 the third CD for Rai Trade/Videoradio with guests Charlie Morgan, Luca Colombo, Ricky Portera, Fabio Valdemarin, Paolo Muscovi, and others.
Released in 2018 the DVD Live at Bergen by the Elton John Show.
Maurizio collaborated in the creation of the soundtrack of the film by Valerio Zanoli “W gli Sposi”, the last film as an actor for Paolo Villaggio, co-star with Iva Zanicchi, Gianfranco D’Angelo, Pistarino, Lando Buzzanca.
He participated in the recording of the CD la Festa by Cristiano Turato (ex-singer of Nomadi) published on Aereostella Records, and in 2020 released two other singles with Cristiano (Giulia, Sei Felice).
In 2021 Aereostella Records released the double CD “FRAME”, as well as released several singles on the Thunder Label 2021.
He published the single “WAR” with Videradio and Videoradio Channel in January 2022. He was the special guest on Cristiano Turato’s single “Switch Off” for Videoradio
Terry Newman // Lead Vocals
Don Schiff // Electric Bass, Chapman Stick® and NS/ StickTM
Maurizio Vercon // Guitar, Keyboards
Mike Terrana // Drums
Brayden Cone // Drums
Leo van der Fluit // Keyboards
Han Nuijten // Engineer & Producer Bullet Sound Studios
Terry Newman Project Online
Walk Me Through The Fire (2023) CD, Digital & Streaming