Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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June 26, 2007

Whoa Sweet Nelly Furtado!

Busy busy busy! The video shoot was fun and I think went exceptionally well!. Thank you to the entire crew for making such a long trek to come to the north and capture it in its beauty. I had tons of fun at Midsummer Festival and want to say thank you to all of the cats who bought my merch and danced at the show. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE!
Thank you as well to the gorgeous people from the Aboriginal Day show. I couldn't have played with such inspiration had you not been so inspirational! I am now going to leave this area with wonderful memories.

June 23, 2007

June 22, 23 2007

Midsummer Festival
Smithers, B.C.
RVZ Band
www.bvfms.org

June 21, 2007

June 21, 2007

Aboriginal Day- Clean Water Concert
Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre
Burns Lake, B.C.
8 pm show!
Filming of music video for "Take Me Right Back"

June 12, 2007

Kiosk...Time Ticking...Airport

Oooh I must type fast as the computer machine thingy is running out. I love you Canada. I am so glad to be home. And in 5 hours I will see my dogs for the first time in 5 months! Thank you Baker for the session. Thank you Schaeffer for the lamb and the lawn bowling. Thank you Europe and England for the great laughs, the killer shows, and the wicked rock n`roll.

June 9, 2007

The Westmorland Gazette (Kendal, UK)- May 21, 2007

As well as attracting iconic females from art forms across the whole creative spectrum to Kendal, the Brewery's Women's Arts International Festival has introduced artistes previously unknown to some.

For me, it was Canadian Rachelle van Zanten and what a buzz she created.

With an exquisite voice and guitar-playing skills to match, she charmed the pants off the Brewery Arts Centre's audience, sharing the bill with one of the UK's finest singer-songwriters, Angie Palmer.
Rachelle explained how hearing Led Zeppelin 2 changed her life after being brought up on gospel and country music.
And that Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones influence, mixed with her penchant for penning a stirring tune, is what makes her music stand out and should propel her right to the very top.
What struck me about Rachelle most was when she slipped the bottleneck on to her finger, cranked up her acoustic guitar and rocked, she was in a different league altogether.
Replacing the more mellow country and folky side of her extraordinary talent, with a more commanding funky blues riff-laden Rachelle, which, not only added an extra dimension and texture to her own performance but brought to the fore, the powerhouse pairing of drummer Ged Lynch and bass Hamish Tesco.
READ It!

June 6, 2007

6th Gear and other Stuff..

I am rocking out in Victoria, B.C. CANADA with my new amp and guitar whilst eating canadian chocolate and drinking a homemade latte. Life is good and I feel like it is time to be home. I miss my band though.
We drove a million miles in Germany and it wasn't until the last day that I discovered 6th gear on our tour van. Had I seen this earlier, i would have given it that little push over the cliff. We drove through hell roadjams on the last german tour date and ended up missing our last show in Holzminden. I felt really bad but we honestly tried our best. We then got up really early the next day, dropped off gear, dropped off the rental van, caught a taxi to a train to a plane (which we technically missed but didn't so thank you Easy Jet) and then took a bus to Bath for the final show. I was dead and am still dead but am glad to be back on Canadian soil. It has been 5 months of travelling throughout Europe, playing music solo and with the guys.
I am now taking a day off and then tomorrow it is full on Rocker Girl Camp organization. We are also making a video for Take Me Right Back so I need to start pumping iron for the beach scene:) Hah.

June 4, 2007

June 4, 2007

Bath Fringe Festival
The Porter Cellar
Bath, UK
w/ the RVZ Band

June 3, 2007

June 3, 2007

Landschulheim
Holzminden, DE
7 pm show

June 2, 2007

Near Poland I think....

Hey dudes...we are somewhere near Poland. We dragged our sorry butts out of bed after a short sleep and got on the road. I love you Gottingen, I love you Holzminden....... more later. Must go to soundcheck.

June 2, 2007

Real Music
Wilhelm-Kulz-Strasse 54
Lauchhammer, DE
w/ the RVZ Band
www.real-music.net

June 1, 2007

June 1, 2007

Norgelbuff
Hagenweg 2a
Gottingen, DE
w/ the RVZ Band
http://www.noergelbuff.de

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