Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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September 29, 2007

September 29, 2007

Brewery Arts Centre
Highgate
Kendal, UK
The RVZ Band

September 27, 2007

G and Garth Hudson

Last night was a reaffirmation for me that G/Robes/Eggy Chaos is an amazingly talented drummer. He drummed for Garth and Maud Hudson along with his GoldRush guys in London at the 100 CLub and I was rocking out nonstop. Solid and tasty are the words that come to mind. Had a wonderful night air drumming alongside Heloise and Mick.

Nightshift Magazine (UK)- October, 2007

"We approach Rachelle Van Zanten with a little
caution. That is an acoustic guitar and a distinctive
country lilt we can hear after all. Just as we're
deciding to move on, she breaks out some of the
most spine-tingling blues slide guitar we've ever
heard. It's guttural and primal and dripping in
grime. We absolute love it."

September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007

96.9 FM Radio
Afternoon Session with Bernie Dollery
Norwich, UK
Live Performance on Air @ 2pm
Watch it at www.futureradio.co.uk.

September 24, 2007

All Trucked Out.

Am recovering from the Truck Festival in Steventon. It was so much fun despite the rain and wind near the end of the day. G and I played a duo set to a solid crowd in the barn. We missed Hamish's low end but hung on without him. In the evening we had the priviledge of sharing the stage with Garth and Maud Hudson. That was a big life highlight.
Norwich was the worst gig experience of my life unfortunately but I am putting it behind me. The people in the crowd were sweet and supportive and that helped me get through the night. 92 decibals. Argh.
Now I am off to the Southwest for a couple days of R & R.

September 23, 2007

September 23, 2007

Truck Festival
Hill Farm, Steventon UK
1:30 pm Barn Stage w/ RVZ Band
www.thisistruck.com

September 22, 2007

September 22, 2007

Young Women's Band Project
Oxford, UK
Afternoon workshop

September 21, 2007

September 21, 2007

The Cider Shed
98-100 Lawson Road
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
w/ the RVZ Band
www.theshednorwich.co.uk

September 20, 2007

September 20, 2007

The Troubadour
263-7 Old Brompton Road
London, UK
w/ the RVZ Band- show time 8:30 pm
www.troubadour.co.uk

London- Oh man...

I am awaiting soundcheck at the Troubadour in London. Today was first day catching the TUBE and it was very painless. Robes and Hamish are out on the motorway somewhere close to London. I have just received an SMS that a sausage roll is in order for the their arrival so that energy levels will be adequate for unloading gear. 36 stairs...counted..accounted for. I am enjoying having my band with me for these few shows. Makes for some fun!

September 19, 2007

September 19, 2007

Moles Club
14 George St.
Bath Spa, UK
www.moles.co.uk

September 18, 2007

September 18, 2007

The Railway
3 St. Pauls Hill
Winchester, UK
opening for Redlands
www.myspace.com/therailway

September 17, 2007

September 17, 2007

The Beehive
55 Prospect Hill
Swindon, UK
www.bee-hive.co.uk

NWT.se - September 17, 2007

"Burns like bumblebee queen...Rachelle van Zanten plays with her instrument like it was an extension of her own body...She creates songs that swing between heavy blues riffs
and fragile melodies with poetic lyrics and irresistible phrases." by Anna SimmsRead it!

September 13, 2007

Copenhagen to Outback of England

Crows, lots of crows flying to a treed hill in the distance. I am surrounded by blackberry bushes, apple trees, and plum trees. Ideal really considering I need to get in shape for the next leg of dates.
Copenhagen was wierd....the sound kept shuttting off during our set because it had a loud meter hooked into the main power supply. It was hard to gel as a band because we were constantly looking at the meter waiting for it to cack out. Kack? khack? Je ne sais pas. Anyhow, I love MOJO and the people that run the place and listen to the music. Thank you to Marilyn Records for your hard work and gracious hosting. There is Toby. You can see him.

September 12, 2007

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

As the primary arts resource and grant funding body in Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts helps to unleash the potential of every artist through funding, arts promotion, and capacity-building services. Thanks AFA!

September 10, 2007

September 10, 2007

Mojo
Longangsstaede 21 C
Copenhagen, Denmark
w/ the RVZ Band
http://www.mojo.dk

September 9, 2007

Somewhere in the Outback in Sweden

Robes (drummer) is somewhere out there. Not sure where. I saw him last at 4 am after a 2 hour soak in the hot tub that overlooked the baltic sea. And Hamish (bass)...I think he is up the road in the garage. I was warm and cozy in a mom bed. I knew it was a mom bed because of the wall hangings and stuff in the nooks and crannies. It felt good...safe. We are on a day off in Varmdo which is 35 minutes away from Stockholm. The house where are residing is UNBELIEVABLE! It reminds of my days hanging at Randy Bachman's house except that this house has a coffee maker.
We played the Harley Davidson Ferry last night. I had to hold on for dear life as a storm was abrewing. Some of the fans from Uppsala came which was SO COOL! Thanks guys. I love you. Thank you to Lars for letting me play your '62 Strat and '70 something Strat. Oh matee. I was in heaven.
Speaking of Uppsala, I love you Katalin. The food, the people, the beds. Ohh I tell you I am NEVER touring the States again. Actually I have to but it will be hard after the luxury I have encountered here. Oh and Karlstad! Same thing. We drove to the edge of a gorgeous lake and there it was, Cafe August. What an AMAZING night! And they even had Semlor for us at coffee time:)
Anyhow, I can smell breakie so I am going to get warm clothes on and go write some lyrics by the sea. I love you mom. Miss you all back home.

September 8, 2007

September 8, 2007

World Rock and Blues Club
The Harley Davidson Ferry
Stockholm, SE
the RVZ Band with The All American Blues Band!
www.worldrockandbluesclub.com

September 7, 2007

September 7, 2007

Cafe August
Kanikenasholmen
Karlstad, SE
w/ the RVZ Band

September 6, 2007

September 6, 2007

Katalin
Godsmagasinet Ostra Station
Uppsala, SE
w/ the RVZ Band
www.katalin.com

September 5, 2007

September 5, 2007

Dexter
Vindegade 65
Odense, Denmark

September 3, 2007

September 3, 2007

Folk & Rock
Malmo, SE
Cancelled.

Helsingborg

Berlin was absolutely fab! Two sold out shows, lots of great people, radio time, newspaper time, and Berlin Guitars time. I could not have asked for a better experience. I even managed to pull off the jetlag with my good friend coffee. Now it is Swede time with the band. We played Helsingborg on friday and then had 4 days off. Argh. So we kept our chins up, booked some rehearsing time and now have loads of new tunes. This is exciting. Thank you Gustav for lending us your space and gear. Oh and today we went bowling. I lost of course. The guys spent serious time in the States at the lanes. I am an amateur.

Groove Magazine (SE)- September 3, 2007

"Not only is she a great singer/songwriter but also one hell of a slide player...this is music that grows even more when it is live...she enters the stage and starts out full on with her own mix of blues rock and folk." Read

Tages Spiegel (Berlin)- Sept. 1, 2007

Boogie, Blues, Rock'n' Roll. The Farmer's Daughter from British Columbia has it all, inescapably Led Zeppelin. Van Zanten works more natively, genuinly, with much charm and humor. And it has also still another lyrical side, with a slope to Joni Mitchells "Blue" - phase. She is engaged in environmental awareness with a strong voice. A discovery. H.P. Daniels Read.

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