Van T: If it were possible to meld the heart of Mazzy Star, the soul of PJ Harvey, and pure poetic prowess of Throwing Musesâ€™ Tanya Donelly into a solitary star sheâ€™d go by the name Chantel Van T.
Van Tâ€™s delivered a five track EP, Tides, and her first debut album Weâ€™re Still Running was released in 2015. Singles off of them including â€˜What Do You Doâ€™, â€˜May Moodâ€™ and â€˜Paperbloodâ€™.
Since then she has graced stages locally and abroad, including a European tour in 2016 as well as recording with producer Anders Christopherson from Denmarks Wsls records.
Having just gotten back from a mini UK tour, she is on a mission to unearth raw feelings, coupled with intoxicating melodies, Van T took the best of her old school musical upbringing and added multiple layers of life. Think The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and just enough Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to elicit the requisite feeling music is famous for elevating, and thatâ€™s exactly the wave this singer/songwriter rides.
Alternative, indie, ambient folk, Van T flies against rigid style classification thanks to the energy driving each track. â€œThese songs are close to home,â€ she admits. â€œEach is rooted and grounded in space and time. Itâ€™s been a cathartic, intense and exciting journey to here.
Always curious, a just restless enough to seek out new adventures, this one time quantum scientist and actor want-to-be has clearly found her vessel to best satisfy her passion. And this is just the beginning of the continual discovering in this artistâ€™s musical abyss.
** Please note Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm