Somebody of you will know him as lead of music band named The Verve Pipe.
Brian was born in June 19, 1966, in Holland, Michigan. In US of course, as most of country singers. The first time, when he felt guitar, he was 8 years old. After leaving of US Army he started to join with music band His Boy Elroy (he played on guitar) and later with Johnny With an Eye. He stayed there to 1992 when he leave to band The Verve Pipe. There Brian played with his brother Brad Vander Ark (bassist) and Donny Brown (drummer).
The first great success came in 1997 with single The Freshmen and the lead single of band named Never Let You Down (from album Underneath) came in 2001. This single was one of the Top 50 Most Played songs for Adult Top 40 and Modern A/C radio in same year.
The first solo album Brian released after two years, in May 2003. The name was Resurrection. Next album came only after three years, again in May, 2006 (Maybe May is happy month of Brian :o) ) named Angel, Put Your Face On.
You could see him also in the films. For example :
- in Rock Star (2001), (as bass player), his song Colorful was used at the end of the movie.
- in Road Kill (as director Matthew Leutwyler)
- in Dead and Breakfast (he composed the musical scores)
- and in Unearthed (he composed the musical scores)
In 2008, Brian signed a contract with recording studio named Second Motion Records. This studio released his first two solo albums Resurrection and Angel, Put Your Face On and also his new album Brian Vander Ark.
Family: Brian was married with his girlfriend Michelle when he was 18 years old and they had a son named Joshua Vander Ark. After his coming from US Army, they divorced.
Now Brian is married to folk singer Jenna Land, who performs under the name Lux Land. They have a daughter together.
- Resurrection (2003)
- Within Reach (2004)
- Live At Eddie’s – Bootleg (2006)
- Angel, Put Your Face On (2006)
- Lawn Chairs And Living Rooms – Bootleg (2007)
- Brian Vander Ark (2008)
- Brian Vander Ark: Live at Aquinas College (2008)
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