"In Harmony" (Ron VanLente and David Veenstra) offers acoustic music with some up-tempo tunes specializing in intricate harmonies. We sing mostly songs from the 60's and 70's but we mix in a few more recent songs and a few originals. We have a nice mix of 6 and 12 string guitar work along with Ron's tasty harmonica riffs. We have our own professional sound by Bose that is powerful enough to be used in most indoor or outdoor venues. Just don't expect a "juke box" in the corner - we love to interact with the audience.
Price Range: $150 & up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect "In Harmony" to provide a nice mix of easy listening covers from artists like the Beatles, CSN, Neil Young, the Eagles, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel etc. along with a mix of songs from artists like U2, Aerosmith, the Chris Isaak and others. David plays a beautiful Taylor guitar and Ron plays vintage Gibson 6 and 12 string guitars and Honer blues harmonicas. With professional sound by Bose, they offer a relaxed atmosphere for parties, weddings, and events. Just don't expect them to be a "juke box" in the corner - they love to interact with the audience.
David was steeped in a very musical family, and has performed in several bands over the years, including Invisible Ink in the 80s, an original new wave band, that released an album which received national air play, and played at venues in Chicago, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids among others.
Carrying on a family tradition of fine singing, Ron has performed acoustic folk and pop music for over 40 years. In the 70's, Ron put together the newgrass band "Virgin Timbre" while running the Little Union Coffeehouse at Central Michigan University. Ron also performed with "The Vagabonds" in North Carolina from the mid 90's until he returned home in 2011. Since then he's been active with Foundry Hall in Sough Haven and Riversong in St. Joseph.
Additional Booking Notes
We use our own equipment for most gigs. We have a Bose compact system that requires very little room or setup and provides pro quality sound, indoors and out. We use a small mixer, Shure SM58 mics and plug our guitars directly into the mixer. Takes us a minimum of 30 minutes to set up, but we prefer to have an hour. Tear down is usually done within 30 minutes.
If we are using your sound equipment we need 2 up mics for vocals and 2 to 3 direct boxes or guitar cable inputs for guitars. Up mics should be on booms. We usually stand but do sit occasionally and would need stools (preferred) or armless chairs. Will need a music stand between us.
Past Booked Events
|July 29, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|July 22, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|July 15, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Fenn Valley Winery|
|July 08, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|July 01, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:45pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|June 30, 2017 • 6:15pm - 8:30pm||Private Wedding|
|June 24, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|June 17, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
|June 10, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||SoHa Farmer's Market|
OUR CURRENT TWO SET LIST
Cant Buy Me Love/All My Loving
For What It's Worth
Last Train to Clarksville
Peaceful Easy Feeling
You Can Close Your Eyes
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Love the One You're With
Like a Hurricane
A World Without Love
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Heart of Gold
Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
You've Got a Friend
Ron and David each have a huge portfolio of music that they perform as the occasion calls for.
Influences & Inspiration
Simon & Garfunkel
If using your equipment we need 2 up mics for vocals and 2 or 3 direct boxes for guitars
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