Robbie Van

Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Channelled Musician

About

Multi-talented entertainer, Robbie Van, is a performer of original music, lyrics and poetry with an eclectic mix of genres including blues, jazz, rock, reggae and rap/spoken word. What she brings to her vocals is inspired by her favourite artists:  Janis Joplin; that wild woman with a screaming rage who got eaten up by drugs which finally consumed her talent, Billie Holliday; that smoky sultry voice with its wonderful vibrato, and Robbie’s mother; lover of opera who had her own marvellous voice.

Being a child of the sixties, watching the evolution of a new world taking form and then sizzling out created in Robbie the desire for peace. She believes that her journey has helped her finally love herself, and that it is her mission now to light up the world with the only message and teaching that truly means anything: only love can change the world. As a transgender woman with music constantly in her mind, songs like Trans Sister Radio and Hippie Daze depict her hopes and dreams of changing the anger-based world by flooding it with the light of love. So Let Your Love Light Shine!

Robbie’s fun energy, inspiring stories and talent for weaving messages of love, acceptance, whimsey, cheekiness and sometimes advocacy for causes she deeply believes in, are enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Her fans, known as Rump Bumpers, are enthusiastic, dedicated, and keep growing in number day by day.

After years of performing at open mic nights, coffee houses and fundraising events, Robbie recently launched her professional career at a concert in her hometown of Parksville, BC to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and music lovers alike. Robbie is currently welcoming offers to share her music as a solo act in clubs, lounges, festivals, and small theatres throughout Vancouver Island. While she presently performs to recorded tracks, expansion to include a pianist, and hopefully a full 4-piece band will be realised very soon. The Robbie Van Experience will tailor to suit your needs and audience.

The Robbie Van Team looks forward to working with you!

A Gig With Robbie Van

After years of performing at open mic nights, coffee houses and fundraising events, Robbie recently launched her professional career at a concert in her hometown of Parksville, BC to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and music lovers alike. Robbie is currently welcoming offers to share her music as a solo act in clubs, lounges, festivals, and small theatres throughout Vancouver Island. While she presently performs to recorded tracks, expansion to include a pianist, and hopefully a full 4-piece band will be realised very soon. The Robbie Van Experience will tailor to suit your needs and audience. 
The Robbie Van Team looks forward to working with you!

About

Multi-talented entertainer, Robbie Van, is a performer of original music, lyrics and poetry with an eclectic mix of genres including blues, jazz, rock, reggae and rap/spoken word. What she brings to her vocals is inspired by her favourite artists:  Janis Joplin; that wild woman with a screaming rage who got eaten up by drugs which finally consumed her talent, Billie Holliday; that smoky sultry voice with its wonderful vibrato, and Robbie’s mother; lover of opera who had her own marvellous voice.

Being a child of the sixties, watching the evolution of a new world taking form and then sizzling out created in Robbie the desire for peace. She believes that her journey has helped her finally love herself, and that it is her mission now to light up the world with the only message and teaching that truly means anything: only love can change the world. As a transgender woman with music constantly in her mind, songs like Trans Sister Radio and Hippie Daze depict her hopes and dreams of changing the anger-based world by flooding it with the light of love. So Let Your Love Light Shine!

Robbie’s fun energy, inspiring stories and talent for weaving messages of love, acceptance, whimsey, cheekiness and sometimes advocacy for causes she deeply believes in, are enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Her fans, known as Rump Bumpers, are enthusiastic, dedicated, and keep growing in number day by day.

After years of performing at open mic nights, coffee houses and fundraising events, Robbie recently launched her professional career at a concert in her hometown of Parksville, BC to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and music lovers alike. Robbie is currently welcoming offers to share her music as a solo act in clubs, lounges, festivals, and small theatres throughout Vancouver Island. While she presently performs to recorded tracks, expansion to include a pianist, and hopefully a full 4-piece band will be realised very soon. The Robbie Van Experience will tailor to suit your needs and audience.

The Robbie Van Team looks forward to working with you!

Press

Parksville singer to celebrate birthday with concert

Since childhood, getting in front of a microphone to sing has been something Robbie Van couldn’t bring herself to do. But now, having transitioned from male to female, she’s looking to not only grab hold of a mic and sing, but to turn her musical aspirations into a career and a force for good… READ MORE

 

Parksville woman invites community to ‘awake’ party

Robbie Van will be attending her own funeral — for her male self. Roberta Joanna Vandermeer, who is going by the stage name Robbie Van, has been transitioning to a female from a male. For the past eight months, she said, she as been on hormones. But Van, 66, began dressing as a woman in … READ MORE

 

Robbie Van On Stage

Love From The Rump Bumpers

“What an awesome voice!”

– Jane G

“Amazing...singer, poet, person! Her creative, positive energy is inspiring!”

– Robyn P

"You are truly the REAL DEAL! Radiating LOVE and sharing your UNIQUE SELF with the world!"

– Frances A