Rachelle Van Zanten

Rachelle Van Zanten

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January 29, 2008

Smithers!

Smithers oh Smithers, how I love you! Graham and I ventured to the great north to take on the warm and loving crowd of Smithers. G was blown away by the dancing frenzy that erupted on the first song. I knew it was coming. These kids rock and keep on rocking until the last song. There is nothing like playing the Driftwood Hall in the middle of January. The peeps are hungry for good grooves.
It is -35 degrees celcius today and Graham, an Oxford boy, is embracing it with a big giant 80's Parka that my dad has graciously gave up. G is covered in bruises from his skating lessons (given by my 7 year old niece), snowmobiling lessons (given by my 9 year old nephew), and his skiiing lessons (donated by Mark Perry). He is currently sleeping off his poker defeat (donated by mom). Today is hockey day. It is a challenge to stay warm in this deep freeze so we are going boot hockey style with moon boots. my sister shall be the coach!
THANKS FRANCOIS and all the volunteers for making the Smithers show such a success!

January 26, 2008

January 26, 2008

The Driftwood Hall
Smithers, B.C.
w/ the RvZ Band

January 20, 2008

Hamish Flies Away 2Morrow

So sad. Hamish is going home tomorrow after 10 days of rock n roll. I shall miss him and his great guitar and bass grooves. Rob at the Cold Beer store shall also miss him. He has to get home to Stan. Creme Brulee is outside on the deck cooling down for our last night party. Baker just laid down the most spiritual piano part for a new song about my gran. I am so lucky to have such a great band. Rrrr. So just wanted to say thanks to the police for being so nice the other night and letting my bandmates go so we could finish the session. There is a super big storm on the ocean tonight so I am hoping that Hamish's plane isn't cancelled. Stan would be mad.

January 16, 2008

5th day in.

Sad song today. Made me tear up when the guys laid down there rhythm parts. Very emotional. The studio is such an amazing place to be...I think my second favorite place to being on the stage however I forgot how exhausting it is. It's like being super tensed up and clenching your fists for 12 hours a day. Need to learn how to relax during the breaks. Hamish and Graham have been ace as I knew they would be. There riffs and grooves (shut up Hamish...I am being serious for once!) are making my job so much easier. And Baker is a genius as always. Okay, back in.

January 12, 2008

NEW RECORDING!!!

Baker is working his magic! The songs sound great! Hamish's bass lines are brilliant and bona fide. Graham's drum parts are SPOT ON! I chose the right team. The planets are in alignment. Let the music flow.

January 7, 2008

Classic Rock Society- Dec/Jan '08

She abandons her bluegrass roots in favor of a bluesy approach...her prowess as a guitarist is plainly obvious...an excellent debut. by Steve Ward

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