RODERIK 'ROOD' ADEO (Netherlands, 1970) contributed to many projects varying from guest appearances, co-writing and arranging music for other artists, on to opera, translations, film and theatre. Yet, the versatility of the singer, poet, composer and multi-instrumentalist is best characterized by his appearance as front man of Nighthawks at the Diner, the albums Fool’s Tango, Walkin’ On Eggs, Transit Cellophane, and Perfect Life. The new album of NATD is called "Mindful Indifference"!
In 1997, ROOD releases the NATD-album Fool's Tango, with co-composers Frank de Kleer and Bob Wisselink. Fool's Tango is rewarded ‘CD of the month’ in Music Maker, the foremost musicians’ magazine in the Netherlands. Fay Lovsky appears on the duet 'You Invented Me'. This debut album eventually leads to invitations to popular national radio programs and paves the way to the release on A-Records label, a division of Challenge Records.
In 1998, Nighthawks at the Diner is asked by Sony/Philips to record with the newly developed digital recording system DSD. This project results in the second album, Walkin’ On Eggs.
In August 1998, Nighthawks at the Diner wins both the Public and Press Award at the Sopot International Festival in Poland.
In 1999, the single How About The Next Millennium is being released and Walkin’ On Eggs again presented at the Funkausstellung in Berlin. ROOD’s ballad 'To Be A Man' is released on the Polish Wroclaw Theatre Festival jubilee CD by Luna Records with amongst others, Nick Cave and Cesaria Evora. Concerts at the Karlshamn Baltic Festival Sweden and the Wroclaw International Festival Poland follow shortly after.
In 2000, ROOD & Emanuel Pessenha release a dreamy peace of work: Retrato, an intimate and intriguing nontraditional fado-album.
As a tribute, Nighthawks at the Diner arrange four Kurt Weill-songs for the Wroclaw Theatre Festival 2000 Weill-edition.
In 2002 ROOD releases his highly praised third Nighthawks at the Diner album Transit Cellophane on the label NWR and published by EMI, comprising 17 tracks.
In August 2005 ROOD performs in Denmark & France and records Jesse Mae Robinson’s 'The Other Woman' for a Nina Simone tribute album, featuring many musicians from Nijmegen, among whom Frank Boeijen and Fay Claassen. On the album, ROOD accompanies Idols-finalist Maud Mulder on 'Everything Must Change'.
In March 2006, ROOD & NATD conclude the Night of Poetry Festival at Vredenburg Concert Hall Utrecht. ‘Observant Spectator’ is being released on the DVD Dichters in Woord en Beeld.
In 2006, ROOD composes the music for Frank Boeijen’s song ‘Verloren Stad’, which is being released in November 2006 on the DVD As.
June 2009, ROOD and his Nighthawks at the Diner released the album Perfect Life, produced by Loek Schrievers. Line-up: Toon Meijer (saxes, clarinets), Pieter Klaassen and Loek Schrievers (guitars), Jan Flubacher (double bass), and Thijs Verwer (drums, percussion).
ROOD ADEO and his Nighthawks at the Diner have featured many performers, among whom vocalists DeeDee Bridgewater, Mich van Hautem, Dutch Idols finalist Maud Mulder, saxophonists Chester Washington (Earth Wind & Fire) Miguel Boelens and Rinus Groeneveld, trumpet players Eef van Breen and Jarmo Hoogendijk, trombonist Bert Boeren, Zapp String Quartet and Jules Deelder on drums. Fay Lovsky appeared on the duet ‘You Invented me’.
Bariton Ernst Daniël Smid appeared on the duet 'Baby Don't You Like My New Tattoo'.