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Ernie 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 [slide] guitar work as soulfuly and masterfully played as that in a long time."
--Chris Bishop--

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