Rick Bateman
Island Love Songs

Soft & Romantic - From Canada's West Coast
Island Love Songs is the work of Vancouver Island singer/songwriter Rick Bateman. The twelve romantic songs on the CD flow easily between celtic arrangements, folk ballads and soft, latin rhythms.

All of these songs are from the heart, inspired over the years from the romance and adventure of life on the islands, and each has its own story. "A Scottish Waltz" was conceived during a visit of Scotland's Fochaber Fiddlers to Victoria. The mountain referred to in "Island Love Song" is Mt. Baker in Bellingham Washington.

Our autumn mists are evocative of days past. "Captain Of The Guard", part of a series of "Castle Songs" found on this and future CD's, expresses a relationships early feelings of desire and protection.

Each of these songs captures the picture of a moment in a relationship - beginnings, celebrations, and memories.

Words & Music by Rick Bateman Arrangements & Instrumentation by Eric Brad Classical Guitar on "So In Love" - Rick Bateman 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, and Drum Programming - Eric Brad Produced & Engineered by Eric Brad Recorded at Northern Lodge Studios, Victoria, BC Canada
2.Dancing Eyes
3.The Kind of Man I Am
4.Thinking Of Your Love
6.Melancholy Minstrel
7.Island Love Song
8.A Scottish Waltz
9.So In Love
10.Captain of the Guard
11.What is it That You Do
12.We Are Made For Love