Joshua Van Ness

Singer/Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist


2018-presenT: Power of Three

• Co-founder, and principal musician (drums)

• cover band/tribute show playing music from some of the most celebrated 3-piece bands and singing groups of all time


2018-Present:How it Ends Podcast

•Musical Director


2016-Present: The Wag

• Drums, Percussion & Vocals for Pop/Rock band

• Regional touring band

• Medium size venue experience (audiences ranging from 200- 2000 attendees)

• 2018, released album of original material, “We Carry On” composed two songs on the album entirely

• has appeared in several music videos


2016-present: sub for various cover & original bands

• Fast Forward (80’s Cover band-guitar)

•The Strazzacasters (originals & rock covers- drums)

• Hey Bulldog (Beatles tribute band-drums)

• Lost Romance (Alternative Rock-drums)

• Katherine Quintana (folk/pop-percussion)

•The Wedding Crashers (vocals)


2014- Present: Solo/ acoustic guitar & vocals, covers

• Bars & restaurants

• Private & corporate events


2002-Present: Solo performer and band leader

• Regional touring

• Has recorded/released 7 EPs and full length albums

• Often records drums, guitar, bass and vocals

• Charted on CMJ in 2005 as an independent artist.


2002- touring drummer independent rock band, The Crayons

• 42 city, nationwide tour


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Supporting act for for Richie Havens, Bernard Purdie, Almost Queen, The Suburbs, Will Hoge and members of King’s X.

  • 9 time Asbury Music Award Nominee

  • 4 time best percussion winner (94-98) CMBC


EDUCATION

Middlesex County College: Major in business administration, minor in music theory

Somerville High School (98):

  • President of marching band, drumline section leader, Jazz Band

  • Two time recipient of outstanding soloist, Choir

Testimonials

Tony Caggiano
President—Caggiano Entertainment

I met Joshua at one of my gigs about five years ago.  In that time we have become contemporaries, and we have forged a business relationship as Artist/Talent agent.  All of my clients love Joshua’s performances.  We have also become friends.  In short  time Joshua has become a mainstay on the solo acoustic cover circuit, a recording artist and a sought after drummer.  Whatever it is that he is doing, even if it’s a conversation, he elevates the room.  Great person.  Great performer.  Consummate professional.  I highly recommend Joshua Vanness.