Photography credit: Derek Brad
(TRR) There was a time back in the late nineties when you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing The Verve Pipe’s massive hit single “The Freshman” which came from the band’s massive multi-platinum major label debut album “Villains”. Many would have thought that the band would have faded off into obscurity like many of the other bands that came on the scene around that time, however rest assured The Verve Pipe are still very much alive and rocking, and of course still selling-out venues across the country on their current tour.
The band, led by front-man Brian Vander Ark, has showed no signs of slowing down. Their live show was both engaging and full of energy, and while we were certainly reminiscing hearing the The Verve Pipe’s hits such as “Photograph”, we were also thrilled to witness some of the band’s deeper album cuts as well.
We were able to catch up and chat with The Verve Pipe band members Brian Vander Ark, Lou Musa and Channing Lee just prior to them taking the stage at the historic Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania where we discussed everything from the details of their last album “Parachute” which was released back in February of 2017, as well as, their live and acoustic version of their debut album “Villains” which was released at the same time.
We discuss the way the changes in the music industry have effected the band and their creative process, what led to their decision to release a children’s album, and much more.
Vander Ark tells us that it still feels “amazing” to be kicking off 2018 with touring and making new music and that “there is still music in us, both writing and playing!”
You can listen to our full chat, featured on the PopCultureMadness podcast, below:
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