Brian is currently writing with his band, The Verve Pipe, following up their most recent album, Overboard, with a 6 song EP. The yet-to-be-titled EP is scheduled for an early fall release, and will consist of 3 new songs, and 2 or 3 live tracks. Brian is also deep into a new “Michigan themed” album project with actor Jeff Daniels. Also in the works, a new children’s album for The Verve Pipe, due in the spring of 2016.
Brian has been working on a memoir of his time with The Verve Pipe. The book, about “the rise, and fall, the subsequent rebirth”, will coincide with his speaking tour in 2016. Brian also wrote three short films, one of which is being filmed in June. Devon Gummersall (My So Called Life, Mad Men) is directing the first of the three, called “The Intruder”. Devon directed Brian’s first short film, a festival favorite, Bullies On Vacation.
The Verve Pipe are putting the final touches on a brand new animated video for their song Hit and Run. The video was directed by the brilliant animator Ofir Sasson. Ofir also directed The Verve Pipe’s When One Became Two video, for their children’s CD called A Family Album. Look for the very new, very dark video for Hit and Run in the coming days.
Brian is in his 9th year of the Lawn Chairs and Living Rooms House Concert Series. He’s also performing with The Verve Pipe. Dates for the house concerts are not listed (these are private events, some of which he’ll be making a surprise appearance), but here are a list of his public shows, and The Verve Pipe performances:
Brian Vander Ark Solo
July 22nd in Bay City, MI for their Wednesdays in the Park Summer Concert Series (with Channing & Quinn backing)
The Verve Pipe
July 9 H.O.R.D.E. Festival w/ 311, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Jul 25 Potowatomi Park Rensselaer, IN
Aug 12 Detroit Zoo Royal Oak, MI (Kid's Show)
Sep 18 SPACE Evanston, IL
Sep 19 Tri City BBQ Fest w/ Fuel, Denison, IA
Oct 17 The Ark -Ann Arbor MI
Live From Midland, America (live digital album) (2013)
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