The Jan Van Gold Band

The Jan Van Gold Band is an original alt-rock power trio, mixing progressive arrangements with a classic, retro-psychedelic twist.  Jan’s guitar sound has been compared to Hendrix, SRV, Clapton & Cooder, with vocals reminiscent of Joplin, Slick and Lennox. Visionary  groove-laden songs move easily from strong funk dance beats to odd time signatures to slow improvisational guitar, bass and drums, often within the same song. Adding a social consciousness to emotionally driven lyrics with the unique Stanway Brothers rhythm section and you have the “globally loved sound” of The Jan Van Gold Band.

Members of the band are:
Jan “treblemaker” Van Gold: composer, guitar, vocals
Hunter “sonicboom” Stanway: bass, vocals
Kevin “paddywhack” Stanway: drums, vocals

The band has successfully completed their JVG EXPERIENCE funk’n’dance TOUR this past summer which was generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. The tour took them throughout the Columbia Basin with highlights being Kelowna Parks Alive and the hometown crowd at the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival.  They have played festivals with 5 Alarm Funk, Mickey Hart and the Stretch Orchestra to name a few. The band’s vibe is rapidly spreading internationally through Facebook, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Youtube and CBC 3.  They are currently being represented by the Recording Artist Guild of Los Angeles.

February 2014 finds the band releasing their first live cd recording called “A Live To Thrive”

‘Everyone had a great time, enjoying the awesome musicianship and vibes.  You had everyone up and dancing.’     Carla, Curator – Silverton Gallery

“Most bands can carry a tune-but few can carry a groove that feasts ears with original riffs filled with flash forward deja funk innuendo.  Jan’s band has a pulse”
Bub Patience-President Kaslo Jazz Etc Society

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PolySonic Tonic 

PolySonic Tonic puts on mood groove performances of all original music. Using the ménage’ a trios of folk, funk and jazz with a backbone of live loops and pedal effects, the germination of this music is a fun accessible show spanning all generations. The sign of a great song is that it can be presented in many different ways. With the addition of stand up bass, dobro and 12 string guitar, PolySonic Tonic has taken this opportunity to present the music acoustically.

Jan (POLY) Van Gold: songwriting, guitar, vocals
Hunter (SONIC) Stanway: songwriting, stand up bass, vocals

Hunter Stanway is a young musical talent who has been supporting Jan for the past few years. He has graduated from the Selkirk College Music Engineering Program in Nelson, BC.  Hunter soon discovered his passion was with the bass guitar, starting on 4 string and rising to the challenge of 6 string and stand up bass.

As a newly formed act, they’ve been fortunate the Kootenay’s provide a variety of excellent venues, allowing them to experiment with their sound.

PolySonic Tonic has performed at Ric’s Lounge & Grill (houseband) – Nelson, BC; Onefest – Kaslo BC; Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival – Kaslo,BC; Harrop Harvest Festival – Harrop, BC; Sleep Is for Sissies – Winlaw, BC; Lardeau Valley Fall Fair – Meadow Creek, BC

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Jan E B Heart 

Using the reflection of our life and times, yearning to write about something other than love and loss, Jan Van Gold as Jan E B Heart is restoring the art of the protest song, personifying the authentic solo singer-songwriter.

Let the songs speak for themselves.


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