Van Romaine

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, STEVE MORSE BAND, INDEPENDENT      

BORN IN:
Montclair, NJ
LIVES IN:
West Orange, NJ
DRUMMING SINCE:
1970
CURRENT BAND/PROJECTS:
Steve Morse Band, Drummer and MD for Enrique Iglesias, Drummer and MD for Nena (Nena.de), owner/founder of Live Wire Audio Inc. and Live Wire Studios
BIGGEST INFLUENCES:
Musicians: Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath Drummers: Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Steve Gadd, John Bonham, Al Jackson, Terry Bozzio, Stewart Copleland
FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Southern Steel", Steve Morse Band
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Band of Gypsys", Jimi Hendrix
CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
9/11 Tribute to the Heroes DVD with Enrique Iglesias Deep Purple at Royal Albert Hall featuring the Steve Morse Band and Ronnie James Dio
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL
22" HH Liquid Ride, 24" HH King

Biography

Van's drumming burst on the scene with the critically acclaimed Southern Steel, which was Steve Morse's first release with his new trio featuring Van and Dave La Rue on bass back in 1990. It won guitar album of the year in Guitar Player Magazine and would be the first of many recordings by the trio. In addition to Van's high visibility with the Steve Morse Band he's kept quite busy playing with a wide array of other artists including Blood, Sweat and Tears, Kansas, Bernie Worrell, Joan Osborne, Billy Joel, Nena, TM Stevens, Adam Holzman/Mona Lisa Overdrive, Naughty By Nature, Enrique Iglesias, Corie Glover, The Dregs, Steve Morse and Jack McDuff.