nlpeter on Indonesian TV channel RCTI

During my stay in Jakarta I was unexpectedly contacted by the producer of the RCTI tv show Nuansa Pagi. He asked me to appear live in the studio, and he also wanted to send a TV crew to my hotel. You can watch the resulting video below. It was broadcasted on RCTI television on 25th of october 2008. RCTI is …

nlpeter live in Tangerang at Pelita Harapan University

I gave my first live performance in Indonesia on 22nd of october 2008 at the “Remembering Chrisye” event at Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang (about half an hour drive from Jakarta). The sons of Chrisye, Pasha and Masha, took part in the event as well. It was a happy coincidence that I was in Jakarta exactly in the week that this …

nlpeter on Female radio in Jakarta

In November 2008 I was invited by Angga of Female radio in Jakarta for an interview that would be transmitted entirely live. His radio show lasted 3 hours and he had planned to have me in his program for about an hour. The interview had a great atmosphere, and the listeners reacted massively, therefore he decided spontaneously to continue the …

Interview on Delta 99.1 FM Radio in Jakarta

During my stay in Jakarta I was invited to the Delta 99.1 FM studio for a live radio program. The program, Chill Out Friday, was presented by Raynia Atmadja (Nia). It was broadcasted live on october 17th 2008. I have made a video with highlights of the interview and some pictures that have been made at the studio and other locations …

Sempurna Guitar Tutorial

I have received many requests for tabs since I published my cover of Sempurna on YouTube. Well, here they are, accompanied by some instructions, midi files and a video. The song Sempurna is by Andra and the Backbone. These tabs are my interpretation of the song, using my own playing technique.

Kisah Kasih di Sekolah (Chrisye)

This song was composed by Obbie Messakh. It is about “those good old school days”. It creates a sense of nostalgia and romance. For me it has a slightly different meaning. It does remind me of my trips in Indonesia where I was often approached by friendly school kids, shouting “Hello Mister!!”. The photographs in the video are part of …

Telah Pergi (Dian PP and Deddy Dhukun)

I released this song on 30 march 2008 in memory of Chrisye, exactly one year after he died. The title is “Telah Pergi Sahabat Tercinta”. In this song Dian Pramana Putra and Deddy Dhukun express what they felt when they heard the news about the death of their dear friend. I discovered the mp3 of the original version of the …

Sempurna (Andra and the Backbone)

This song was recommended to me by one of my friends on Friendster. She told me it was very popular in Indonesia. I wanted to play this song without multi tracking, so I had to arrange the guitar part in a way where I play the rhythm using the bass strings, and at the same time play the chords as …

Happy New Year (nlpeter)

This is the first song on this website that is written by myself. I wrote it on the 29th of december of 2007, recorded it on the 30th, and finished it just in time to wish you all a very happy 2008.

Ruang Rindu (Letto)

I heared this song for the first time during a visit to Indonesian friends in Wageningen (a Dutch town). One of them, Wiedy, shown in the picture on the left had the song on a mobile phone. On the way back the song stayed around in my head. At home I listened to it again, and soon I found myself …

Sendiri Lagi (Chrisye)

In the beginning of 2007 the Indonesian singer Chrisye has passed away. This was actually the first time I heared about him. I decided to listen to his music and discovered that he has written many songs and produced a lot of albums. He was a legend in the Indonesian music scene. I like many of his songs, they have …

Bengawan Solo (Gesang Martohartono)

There was a request for kroncong music in my guestbook, so I decided to record Bengawan Solo. It is a very famous song. You can find more information about the song here (English) or here (Bahasa Indonesia). The lead vocal is by my girl friend Lucie. This song is no longer available 🙁

Kangen (Dewa 19)

I recorded this song because of a request in my guestbook. I did not know the song before. It has become a big project. I added 1 acoustic guitar track, 3 electric guitar tracks, and 2 keyboard tracks. So I am a one man rockband (without bass and drums). I really like to play the guitar solos. The singing…. wow, …

Kau Auraku (Ada Band)

This song is from the album Heaven of Love. I bought a lot of CDs in november 2006 in Makassar. The other CD of the Ada Band that I have is Romantic Rhapsody. Very good as well, although Heaven of Love is number one to me. I started the recording of Kau Auraku with acoustic guitar only, but I decided …