If you strip a band like The Verve Pipe, Oasis, Bodeans or The Samples down to it’s root elements you get a guy with a guitar singing simple folk songs. So for me it’s a treat when bands implode and we’re left with the smattering of remaining ensemble parts. The Verve Pipe was such a success and so hard to ignore but that’s exactly what I did. I guess I’ve heard the hits and while catchy they were not my thing.
Now the lead singer/writer has his second solo record out. Brian Vander Ark now tours in an rv, pulls up to the club, plugs in his acoustic guitar and just lets it rip. Afterwards everyone piles into his tour van for an after party/celebration of music that I’m guessing are more pure musical fun than all the stadium shows The Verve Pipe did combined. He’s relesing his music completely independently so if you like Verve Pipe and these songs below visit his site to buy the new record Angel, Put Your Face On.