Ernie Van Veen

Ernie Van VeenErnie Van Veen has been recording and performing since he was 10. In the late ’60s he toured Canada and the USA with his father’s band. After moving to Australia he recorded with and/or performed with a number of Aussie legends, including Dutch Tilders, Phil Manning, Ross Ward, Geoff Achison, Richard Steele, Anni Piper, Brian Fraser, Mick Reid, Tribe World Ensemble, DJ & The KarismaKatz, Man Bites Dog, The Blues Cowgirls and others. Van Veen’s solo CD, One Tiny Life was released in 2004 (Newmarket Music). Volume one of his two-volume CD, Mumble and Shout was released in 2009.

“…all I can say is, bloody hell… these guys can cook!. I’ve heard Ernie solo before and thought he was a great solo performer, but to see him out front of his band was another experience altogether. From the originals through to covers (such as a blistering rendition of the Beatles “Come Together”) the Van Veen band showed what a powerhouse talent they are.” – David Le Roy, Rock’n’Roll Scars

“Van Veen musters up a lot of class and depth of emotion. A cerebral, good listening experience.” – Ian Stephen, Rhythms Magazine, Australia

“Ernie Van Veen & his band were, as always, a tight, energetic and well-oiled outfit.” – G Miller, Aussie Muzak

“Ernie Van Veen & his band up next delivered another dimension of slide guitar, rootsy rhythm’s and grooves… they benchmarked the energy for the next line up.” – The Blues Foundation

“I honestly haven’t heard guitar work as soulfuly and masterfully played as that in a long time.” – Chris Bishop

Ernie Van Veen’s Solo Repertoire

Acoustic Guitar
Ain’t No Sunshine
Big Yellow Taxi
Mrs Robinson
He Ain’t Heavy
Mr Bojangles
To Her Door
City of New Orleans
Catch The Wind
Let It Be
Red Red Wine
Some Days Are Diamonds
Better be Home Soon
Black Star
Walking in Memphis
Where do the Children Play?
The Joker
The Letter
You’ve Got A Friend
Don’t Dream it’s over (Hey Now)
Fire and Rain / Hey Jude
Wild World
Heavy Heart
Come Said The Boy
Before Too Long
Great Southern Land
Time in a Bottle
Lay Lady Lay
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cat’s in the Cradle
The Boxer
Teach Your Children
Takin’ It Easy
Norwegian Wood
Needle and the Damage Done
Long and Winding Road
Carolina in My Mind

Lap Slide Guitar

These Days
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Crazy Love
Every Breath You Take
Everybody’s Talkin’
Flame Trees
Little Red Rooster
Sympathy for the Devil
Eagle Rock
Bad Boy For Love
Stormy Monday
Baby please don’t go / Radar Love medley

Original Songs
The Devil You Know
Simply You And Me
I Don’t Believe You
Walking In The Darkness
Bout This Lonely Love
Restless Legends
Imaginary World
Flag of Democracy – slide
Chances – slide
Fatherhood – slide instrumental

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