Van The Man
Van the Man had it's beginnings in the rocking pub trio "Hogan & The Beckettes."
Many nights were spent belting out "Moondance," "Brown-eyed Girl" and "Gloria," to name a few, at such venues as "The Alley Cat," "Brewer's Elbow" and "Dr. Redbirds."
In it's first full year as an up and running band "Van the Man" had a residency at "Star City" (Bridie O'Reillys,) played at the "Sydney Olympic Official Homebush Celebration," sold out "Harbord Diggers" for the first time in 5 years and was sponsored by Guinness to tour the North Island of New Zealand for 3 weeks in October/November 2000.
Music is about emotion, love, sorrow and all the fun things in between. The people who surround me on stage are not only magnificent musicians but truly great friends. I hope their dedication to "Van the Man" will reward them in all the ways they hope for themselves.
Steve Hogan, Founder & Frontman for "Van the Man"
Van The Man perform all the hits and classic songs from a career spanning three decades including his all time favourites:
You haven't had a night out until you've stood in the audience and sung (in unison) "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You".
The amazing success of this show is attributable to the uncanny vocals of it's lead vocalist, Steve Hogan. A long time Van Morrison fan and successful performer he was consistently amazed by the reaction he would get whenever he performed a Van Morrison tune.
It was natural that this observation and the likeness of Steve's voice to Van Morrison's that he would put this show together.
Steve Hogan - Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar & Mouth Organ
I came up with the idea of "Van the Man" being a "BIG" band in opposition to all one-man sequenced bands (of which I have been one).
Dave Hatton - Bass Guitar
Brad Merrick- Lead Guitar
Dave Grindley - Keyboards