Formed by 3 young, talented musicians from the Scottish Borders in early 2015, Powerful Load are an explosive power trio with a talent for putting a super-tight, imaginative twist on classic blues/rock covers. Currently working on original material also.
Van Tastik started in 2015 whilst considering options for music performance. Coming from a background of rock, punk and heavy metal. However, after a few blues jams with work colleagues in late 2014 Van slowly started gravitating back towards this music in which he'd been bathed as he grew up and which inspired so much of his love and knowledge of music. The aim of Van Tastik is to make music which is both musically interesting and a performance. The Blues, Appalachian Music, Bluegrass, Gospel are all folkstyles and folk music is about physical movement - singing to mark the pace of the task at hand. But Folk is the music of the people and thus it is also about evolving, Folk Music changes to fit in with the times, it is molded by those who play it, those who listen to it, those who live through it and by it and that is what Van Tastik wants to do. Pay tribute to the great masters of Early American Music with his own spin on it, to create something new while referencing its roots, that is, after all, the true purpose of art to blend the old with the new in order to create something relevant for the new generations.
Event: Powerful Load, Van Tastik
Date: Sunday 3rd April 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Wednesday 26th April
SPLENDID GENTLEMEN, SCOPE
Thursday 27th April
SPYLAW, BOURBON STREET BAND
Friday 28th April
ELWOOD, DIE HAPPY, THE DIVERSIONS, IBBY