Don’t be fooled, this aint no PopAsia. No gangnam style or cheesy love ballads from this man! Van is an Australian indie artist migrated from the Philippines and based in Sydney from the tender age of 5. Growing up in the inner west has produced a competent guitarist and an innovative songwriter with an engaging voice.
Starting out as session guitarist for Sydneys top cover bands and various recording studios around town, he graduated with his own originals outfit and songwriting vehicle VAMPit. For years he worked on his craft until he felt comfortable breaking out on his own solo career in early 2005. Eleven years later, Van is promoting his 8th independently released album “Don’t Worry”, and continues to play anything from pubs, clubs, weddings, corporates, tours and festivals.
His music is best described as indie urban acoustic with a pop sensibility, a kind of storytelling with a groove. Not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, Van offers you a brand of music that is quirky, cheeky and yet foot stomping and booty shaking at the same time. Think John Mayer meets Babyface.
What we spoke about:
What are 5 tips to being a better songwriter?
What are some perceived failures but looking back that was the best thing that ever happened to you?
If someone has been gigging for years what are ways to keep things interesting and how have your evolved?
Give us examples of ways you have evolved as songwriter and performer?
I know that you are creative and firstly you are an artist, one of the struggles we have as singers and artists is wearing different hats (admin etc) how are you finding the balance with social media and creativity?
Who are your mentors?
What does 10 years look like for you?
The name of this podcast is One Voice can change the world what does this mean to you?
What is one song that changed your life?
How can people connect with you? Where can we get your latest album?
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