Vanhings ... is oi oi oi!
During the year 2002 in a dark surrounding of smoke, the name Vanhings
occurred as a breeze of light. As bright as the Caribbean pool water
reflecting on our skin.
While I was in the middle of our "Jamaican gig" the author Rossini
came into my mind like the hot burning coal of a cigarette tip. As I
remember his book Jan van Hunks, I realized the comparison: The
struggle Van Hunks experienced with the Devil in an outrages battle of
smoking pipe... It hit me like a ton of bricks and it was clear that
I'm smoking the same struggling pipe of blood, sweat & tears, covered
with blue mist of smoking clouds that represented the struggle of
overcoming life's obstacles as well as the myth of success...
As we arrived back in S.A., a major load of obstacles in the music
industry awaited us.
Like Van Hunks, we also went back abroad in order to hunt the
treasures of success.
After a very prophet-able music adventure in the UK & Scotland we
realized the true treasure lies within ourselves and our homeland S.A.
We decided to follow our mentor, Van Hunks and gave the Devil a showdown.
After all "The opposition is already burned to ashes"- Berné van den Bergh
The songs on our debut album Shrapnel has been written over the last
eight moons and represents life and hope...
There's always new life after everything was destroyed...
I invite you to smoke the pipe of freedom, hope and light with us.
Vanhings is a unity in order to accomplish your dreams in life...
May our music enhance you with endless believe in yourselves and others.
We salute you, as we stand on top of Devil's Peak.
May 9, 1983 (30)
Songwriter / Frontman