Vanderveen

Vanderveen

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Vanderveen is a rock group from Western Canada formed by songwriters Phil Bockstael and Matt Thomas. Vanderveen combines big rock sounds and vintage guitar tones with fat melodic vocals to make a fresh pop rock sound.

Biography

Formed in 2003 in Winnipeg, Vanderveen is a rock group that features songwriting partners Matt Thomas and Phil Bockstael. After personal success in their separate bands, the two songwriters decided to collaborate for a new project, their objective being to create great rock melodies that would grab instant attention. With the addition of Roland Deschambault, Kyle Kiernan and Tim Sutton shortly thereafter, they quickly developed a growing fan base with their memorable live shows and numerous EP's. Vanderveen has just completed several months of diligent work on their first full-length LP, and are excited to expose their new music to the world!

Lyrics

Weekend Full of Weekends

Written By: Bockstael/Thomas

Now this I've said a couple times
Your hair is in my ears and eyes
And I haven't got the steps
To dance with you
Remember i'm the freezing man,
My cufflinks rash your wrists and hands
And my feet are like two swords against your shoes

Forget the dance I'd sooner crawl,
You've chilled me with your talk and all,
Colder is the day I dance with you
Now move along, this topic's closed
And hurry while your drink is cold
I've got a million things I gotta do

(Pre chorus)
Gonna wake up and radiate
She's the woman you love to hate
Call her up from a distant New York
I'll wait here

(Chorus)
I've got a weekend full of weekends
I'm gonna spend them by myself
I've got a Tuesday full of Mondays,
I feel I've done them well
Let the evening scratch the morning
I feel naked from waist down
I've got a weekend full of weekends
I might not make it out

Now since I've earned this state of mind
And you stress your best plies in time
I won't search for words that speak to you
I'm tired of the "How 'ya been's"
And "Hope that we can meet again's"
These will be my last words to you

(Pre chorus)

(Chorus)

I've followed what I should have followed
Years before but never bothered
I was just a breath in search
Of air so life could see me,
Take me, and show me i'm alive ...

Red Moon

Written By: M.Thomas / P. Bockstael

Under a red moon,
Always laughing,
Always feeling like we haven't ever met
Someone asked me
If you could have love
Would you have it with the one you have it with?

(Chorus)
Could you make it up somehow?
Could you make it up somehow?
I'm already gone,
Right to the bottom, it seems

Under a red moon,
Always trying,
Always feeling like we haven't ever met
Someone asked me
Answer me true,
If you had the chance would you do it all again?

(Chorus)

And empty is the biggest worry
Now to me, or maybe not at all
I live without you knowing
For too long
You're never knowing for too long
And empty is the biggest worry
Now to me, or maybe not at all
I live without you knowing
For too long, for too long . . .

(Chorus)

Asian Girl

Written By: M.Thomas / P. Bockstael

I love my wicked asian girl,
I love my wicked asian girl . . .

I take her everywhere I go
I teach her everything I know
She tells me we should take this
One semester at a time
But I just want to have her here
In my life
She told me that she'd never marry a white guy

I love my wicked asian girl,
I love my wicked asian girl . . .

She never wants to take me home
She thinks it's better if her parents didn't know
She makes a point of telling me
How she wants me in her life
But I know that I'm slowly running out of time
She told me that she'd never marry a white guy

I love my wicked asian girl,
I love my wicked asian girl . . .

My girl loves old school style
My girl loves Pai-Gow Tiles
My girl owns her own empire
She told me that she'd never marry a white guy

I love my wicked asian girl,
I love my wicked asian girl . . .

Discography

Vanderveen is in the process of mixing and mastering our debut album.

On September 1st of this year Vanderveen independently released it’s first single, “Weekend Full of Weekends” to radio in Canada with the help of a radio tracker, and the response has been amazing. The song was chosen as a ‘Hit Pick’ in Canadian Music Network magazine and has been playing and charting Canada-wide at stations including:

THE BEAR, Edmonton, Alberta
THE FOX, Fredericton, New Brunswick
98.3, Kamloops, British Columbia
THE WOLF, Peterborough, Ontario
POWER 97, Winnipeg, Manitoba
FREQ107, Winnipeg, Manitoba
ROCK 102, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
THE GOAT, Lloydminster, Alberta
CJAY92, Calgary, Alberta
99.3 THE FOX, Vancouver, British Columbia
100.3 THE Q, Victoria, British Columbia

The song has also been featured and re-featured on:

102.1 THE EDGE , Toronto, Ontario
THE RIVER, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Y108, Hamilton, Ontario

Set List

Our own songs:
Hush
Weekend Full of Weekends
Red Moon
My Dear
Angry
Asian Girl
Ten Ready Bombs
I Dig
Emma

The covers we may perform would be:

Excerpts from "Run to the Hills" - Iron Maiden
"By the Grace of God" - The Hellacopters

Our festival Set runs about 35 minutes.