The Van Burens are a family band of musical weirdos who love to make sonic experiences together. The Official Band of Quincy, MA (the City of Presidents), the VBs are dedicated to the pursuit of fun, energetic shows that move folks to dance, laugh, and feel feelings. These songwriter nerds serve up an eclectic mix of reggae, funk, and rock music in the tradition of family ensembles like The Wailers, Parliament, and The Band.
The group features a tight, core rhythm section bolstered by a variety of talented frontmen. All Van Burens lend vocals; the distinctive leads are backed by powerful group harmonies. Most importantly, the Van Burens' professional playfulness throws a joyous vibe from the stage to audience, making each song, each set, and each concert unique.
The Van Burens have been bringing the party to New England, the world, and beyond for almost a decade, playing stages such as the Middle East and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA; Garcia's in Portchester, NY; BRYAC in Bridgeport, CT, The Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH; and Nectar's in Burlington, VT. The VBs have also played festivals such as Disc Jam, Strangecreek, Jerry Jam, Camp 'n' Jam, and more. Their most recent EP Presidential LoveFest brings the VB's energetic live funk-reggae sound and sense of humor to the studio.
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