Robertas Semeniukas is a rock/blues prolific composer, producer, arranger, professional guitarist, and singer who has a HUGE list of collaborations. We aren’t shocked that people would want to work with him, because his kindness and music has taken him to places around the globe! He has played festivals like The Henley Festival (Great Britain), Solidworks World 2019 (Dallas, Texas, USA), Beishan World Music Festival (Zhuhai, China), Reggio Festival (Tartu, Estonia), MTV B-Day (Riga, Latvia), Kraina Mryi (Kiev, Ukraine), Dozens of Europe (Austria), and Vilnius meets Gdansk (Poland), just to name a few.
Even when pursuing such excellence, he managed to release a full-length album, Backstage Stories, that contains 20 tracks, 12 instrumental, and 8 vocal tracks! There is even one cover track, which is a blues composition of “You Gotta Move” by Mississippi Fred McDowell. And since Lithuania, all of his vocal tracks are in the Lithuanian language. How does this man have the time?
“As a musician and guitarist I used to play and record with the different bands and artists for many years” says Robertas. “But deep inside I carried a passion and vision that I would record and perform as a solo artist. It took me many years to finally pursue recording a solo album which would have plenty of guitar compositions and my vocal could be heard. For this album I was inspired by my guitar heroes – Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jeff Beck, Slash, Guns N’Roses, Queen, Metallica, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and many others.”
“Eat My Dust” is a instrumental song has the vibe of a lot of heroes mentioned, so if you’re into any of the artists that he listed, you may love this track! With a catchy lead and perfect rhythm guitars, Robertas grabs the attention of his audience and pours all his passion into his facial expressions to the way he holds and plays his guitar with Mr. Jumbo by his side.
Backstage Stories was released November 20th in 2019 on digital, CD, and a limited edition 180 g 2xLP gatefold vinyl, featuring a 12 pages booklet.
You can purchase the album here: https://www.semeniukas.com/en/produktas/backstagestories/
Watch the music video for “Eat My Dust” below: