Althea W is the brainchild of Bram Schenk, a multi talented musician and composer. He began his music career as a drummer and became a recording artist in 1964. Touring for many years with a band called Painting House he broadened his musical horizons playing the Hammond organ. By the end of the seventies Bram set up bands including ‘Foolcirkel’ and ‘Ganja’. In 1990, he started the project studio “BeeMProductions”. This happened after a long period of living behind the dark mountains, fighting against addiction.
His compositions were innovative and unique and impressed many record companies, Prudence gave Bram the opportunity to create the ‘Buddha Lounge’ albums. This resulted in two successful projects. The first titled ‘Sinners and Saints’ and the second ‘Crystal Silence’. Playing all the instruments and combining samples he has succeeded again. Creating signature arrangements with complex chanting patterns. Sampling his own recordings and adding this to the mix has given a warm richness to his sound.