DON’T STOP TRYING – Juan van Emmerloot feat. Robby Valentine

For at least 6 years, Juan van Emmerloot was a drummer in Robby Valentine’s band. The last time they played live on stage was at a reunion concert in May 2008. Juan performed on several albums, including Live & Demos, Valentine, United, Believing Is Seeing, V-Project, and The Most Beautiful Pain.
Juan: “When I was working with Robby I had the opportunity to see how multi-talented he actually is; songwriting, piano, keys, guitars, bass, singing, recording, mixing… Actually, the entire package that is described best as a “Recording Artist & Producer.”

Robby and Juan decided to collaborate on several tracks as co-writers in 2003.
Juan recorded everything on his mutlitrack machine, brought the recorder home and began working on some guitar and bass overdubs and started mixing… However, for some reason, he was unable to finish, mix, or publish these songs.

Now, 18 years later, it seems that the time has come to release the first single from that special collaboration

Juan: “I truly think that Robby is a good example of a genuine artist who always follows his heart and stays true to his music, no matter what other people say. Therefor I’d like to dedicate our song titled: “Don’t Give Up Trying” to him especially!”



composition: Robby Valentine, Juan van Emmerloot

lyrics: Robby Valentine

vocals, backing vocals, keys, lead & rhythm guitars: Robby Valentine

guitar solo: Mark Bogert

drums, bass, Moog & sound-effects: Juan van Emmerloot

music production at by Juan van Emmerloot

mastered at TheRoomRecordings by Emile Bode

front cover picture: Hans van Eijsden

front cover edit: Emile Bode I

label & publishing: 2021


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Juan van Emmerloot feat Robby Valentine – Don’t Stop Trying

Release Date : 06/01/2021
Artists : Juan van Emmerloot, Robby Valentine
Genres : pop, rock
Catalog ref. : TRR924
Format : Digital Download