Van Tastik
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Van Tastik

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Blues Rock




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Still working on that hot first release.



Descended from noblemen, paupers, tradesmen & sailors - many of them shrouded in mystery; the Reverend Van’s music tells the tale of this darkness and turmoil - the highs and lows of a bohemian life packed into his suitcase, his guitar & his voice. As an army of 1 VT embodies the myriad facets of his history in music: war refugees, poor migrants, violent, mysterious settlers; a deep, deep melancholy & unmistakable energy that drives him to press on through all this adversity.

After years of experimenting in groups from Church Bands to Post-Hardcore Van learned multiple instruments and found solace in his own musical voice. Choosing a suitcase for a bass drum and his trusty resophonic guitar Van hit the road in 2017, busking and playing bars, clocking up in excess of 100 shows a year all over Europe from Edinburgh to New Zealand with appearances at such events as Kelburn Garden Party, Eden Festival, the BBC Scotland Live Fringe Stage & The Edinburgh Fringe, winning the regional Bulleit Bourbon Band battle for Utrecht where he is currently based.

Van has been winning over fans since he started this bohemian touring life.

For his newest venture, Van brings you a series of singles leading up to his debut album “Church Of Van Tastik” where he bares himself - openly addressing mental health issues, financial struggle, the loss of a loved one & separation. The lead single “Ain’t No Man With Money” is a foot-stomping/ alt-rock blues. "Aint No Man With Money" drags you in and chucks you out, the powerful first single from Van Tastik deserves its story to be told, heard, shared. 

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