Strategic

Strategic

 Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
SoloAlternativeRock

In 2008, Brandon Van Dalen began a solo career using the name Strategic. His style is a mixture of pop, rock & punk. Strategic's music and message aim to communicate that we are all here for a purpose. Recordings include full instrumentation while his upbeat live performances use a combination of acoustic guitar, beatbox, loop pedal and vocals.

Biography

In 2008, Brandon Van Dalen began a solo career using the name Strategic.  His style is a mixture of pop, rock & punk.  Strategic's music and message aim to communicate that we are all here for a purpose. Recordings include full instrumentation while his upbeat live performances use a combination of acoustic guitar, beatbox, loop pedal and vocals.

Strategic has released 3 independent EP’s so far and “Choices We Make”(2015) marks the first full length project (recorded at Rock Garden Studio in his hometown of Appleton, WI).

“Choices We Make” is the culmination of years’ worth of hard work and has a simple message; ultimately everything in our lives depends on the choices we make.  “This album speaks to the times we find ourselves at the crossroads, and encourages making the best choices we can.  Choices to love, follow a dream, or get back on track.”





Lyrics

From Previous

Written By: Brandon Van Dalen

I thought I had it figured out
Then I was wrong again
You never told me things would be this hard
Feels like I’m in last place and running out of grace
to get me through these days and nights
So many wrongs to be made right

Now there’s no regrets, I’ve got another chance to prove myself and this is how I’m

Getting rid of what was from previous
All my mistakes are gone (oh o oh)
Getting past the places I tend to fall
To find where I belong
I belong…I belong (oh oh oh oh)

There are so many things I wish I could’ve done differently
I can’t change the past
Memories seem to last but I keep pushing them back
Going beyond and far away from
Everything I was

Now there’s no regrets, I’ve got another chance to prove myself again and I am

CHORUS

It’s a process
I’m making progress
Getting closer to where I’m supposed to be (x2)

Discography

Choices We Make - April 2015
Worthwhile - Aug 2013
It's Christmas, Dec 2012
Checkmate - Oct 2011
"Crash & Burn" single - March 2011
"Eye of the Storm" single - Oct 2010
The Difference EP - June 2010

Set List

30+ Originals
10 Occasional Covers:
(Mat Kearney, Relient K, Greg Laswell, Death Cab for Cutie, Switchfoot, John Mayer, etc...)