Official Website: http://vansguard.org
For socially conscious folk-rock band VansGuard, aligning spirituality, familial bonds, humanitarian and ecological concerns, and fine songcraft is a rallying call for a global paradigm shift.
"There is so much happening in the world today that it would be a crying shame not to utilize our talents to bring light and awareness to what's going on," says vocalist DeleVan DellErba. "We don't play music for ourselves, we play for the world." VansGuard's rich sonic tapestry evokes a variety of traditions, including 1960s and 1970s folk, classic rock, 1990s singer-songwriter artists and modern adult contemporary. Though the Arizona-based group has garnered favorable comparisons to Fleetwood Mac, Natalie Merchant, and The Cranberries, their artistry is unprecedented.
DeleVan DellErba is a female vocal powerhouse whose refined yet passionate talent melds technical mastery with raw emotionalism. Her dynamic vocals carry VansGuard's soul-moving lyrics to angelic highs and sultry lows. The heartbeat of the band is supplied by DeleVan's brother Amadon. His mastery of tribal beats, percussive touches, and emotional intuition for dynamics furthers his role far beyond keeping time and groove—he's an orchestra of rhythm.
Though there is a bloodline coursing through VansGuard, there is still a familial bond within extended band ranks. Some members are married, and others are close family friends. The band has a fluid membership with contributors from around the country. But the core of the group is based in Tubac, Arizona. The official band lineup is DeleVan DellErba, lead vocals, guitar, keyboard; Amadon DellErba, drums; Kaileen Fitzpatrick, bass; TaliSeen JahRing, keyboard, mandolin; Santee Lilly, electric guitar; Lafar Harding, trumpet, percussion; and Tarus Baldeschi, saxophone.