It's been a couple of weeks since Van Rockman's triumphant final show at the end of an equally successful November tour. There has been time to absorb and reflect on all of it. You can only do this for so long though. Sooner or later you're going to have to do what you were always going to do and back to work.
Some of you may think that odd terminology for what Van Rockman do. How could writing and playing music be considered 'work'? That's exactly what it is though. Those
It had been a interesting journey to this point. It'd had it's ups and downs, it's frustrating moments, it's awesome stage antics. Everyone was looking at the end of the road with mixed feelings. Whilst everyone was knackered no one wanted it to end.Yet end it would. The date and venue were always set for Van Rockman's finale. Sunday 12th November: O2 Academy Birmingham.
I got there just before soundcheck. This was not my gig to play but I wasn't going to miss it for anythi
After a couple of days rest, Van Rockman were ready to hit the road once more. Much like at the start the buzz was strong, the van was packed, spirits were high. And so the band went forth... on the journey from hell.
I've never known gridlock like it. Just before our stand still moment we were told by the various roadsigns that certain junctions of the M6 were closed due to roadworks. A detour was needed. The trouble was not only did everyone have the same idea, they had t
Confidence and spirits were high after a successful first gig in Evesham. At around 12.45 on a cold yet pleasant Sunday afternoon, Van Rockman hit the road. After a relatively uneventful journey north we made our way to Blackpool. First stop, our hotel.
What a shithole. It was one of those cheap and dreerful places for stag do's and lost causes. Too expensive for the heroin addict, too drab for corner hogging working girls. One room, four single beds, a closet with a bathro
A short and sweet blog today!
In a few hours Van Rockman will kick off their tour in Evesham. Final checks have been done; the van has been loaded and we're ready to proceed. It's an exciting in the Van Rockman camp.
Three hours were set aside for Van Rockman's last rehearsal. Everything was felt complete in half that time. This band can't be more ready to take on the country.
Touring is without a doubt one of the best experiences anyone can undertake. It has an air of