Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Channelled Musician
I am currently available to perform in clubs, lounges, festivals, and small theatres throughout Vancouver Island. The Robbie Van Experience will tailor to suit your needs
and audience. I seek to have your patrons leave with a feeling of happiness, positive energy, and a connected love experience to the universe.
The number THREE is a huge influence in my life, being 3rd born from a 3rd born, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and having lived in 3 countries. I was born in Amsterdam, left for Australia at 2 years old, then emigrated to Canada when I was 16.
Some sociologists and native cultures have considered trans people as being the 3rd sex or dual spirited (in history dual spirited people were often shamans, uniquely balanced between yin and yang and able to pierce the veil between realms).
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The international travel that I undertook during my life and the multiple school changes (26 and counting) helped me develop a big picture outlook. Coupled with my voracious appetite for books, this gives me a unique perspective of the world.
Although a latecomer to the entertainment scene, I am uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of transgender and social issues that speak to the betterment of the planet .
I have dreamed my life into existence with my guides holding my hands and showing me the path. All my music flows into me like magic – and the lyrics come attached. I am so in tune with the universe that I truly believe the spirits will use my body to play and sing. It makes me feel like a spectator at my own concert.
My totem animals are the great blue heron and the rabbit and they are constantly appearing in times of importance (my father’s funeral, the lunar eclipse, etc.). Whenever I need help, the universe answers with signs of love!
Making my home now in beautiful Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, I am launching my professional career. My vision as an international touring artist is just beginning and promises many exciting concerts and performances to come…so stay tuned.
My long-term goals include 9 years of touring, 9 years of producing musical plays and theatre, and writing 3 novels (currently in the conception stage and being mentally fleshed out)
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Making her home now in Parksville British Columbia Canada, she is hoping to launch a career. Her vision as an international touring artist is just beginning and promises many exciting concerts and performances to come, so stay tuned. Long-term goals include 9 yrs of touring, 9 yrs of producing musical plays and theater then writing 3 novels that are in the conception stage and being mentally fleshed out.
She has dreamed her life into existence with her guides holding her hands and showing her the path. All her music flows into her like magic and the lyrics come attached. She is so in tune with the universe that spirits will use her body to play and sing while she feels like a spectator at her own concert.
Her totem animals are the great blue heron and the rabbit and they are constantly appearing in times of importance (her fathers funeral, the lunar eclipse etc. whenever she needs help the universe answers with signs of love)
The first album I worked on was in September of 2013 and it was titled…”Imagination Springs”. There are 11 songs on the album and I was assisted in its creation by Producer Don Johnson of…”studio 56″…The 4 musicians who backed me up were Eddie Abraams (drummer), Bernie Manchenko (bassist), Robby Steineggan (guitarist) and finally Miles Black (pianist)…It was a pleasure to work with them and I was very pleased with the results…it proved to be 5 more years before I could continue on…Life has a way of being interesting (in the Chinese sense of the word ….,) getting a divorce and sexual re-assignment tends to stir things up quite well…
2017……and my financial row boat finally came in and I could finally continue on…My life plan was firmly in place and 8 yrs of writing was awaiting production…Being courageous is not my normal state…but…having stepped out of the closet and finally facing my truth, accepting myself as female, it made all the difference in the world to my well being finally giving me the balance I was missing, it opened up my music and my life. Accepted by my beautiful family and my wonderful community was and is still so empowering that I no longer fear being seen…and now I sing for joy and I get to be the” Universal Instrument” How lucky am I? I get to channel amazing lyrics and music and feel fulfillment, Please enjoy and feel the love from which it’s made
2018 …..This is the year !!!….everything is starting to line up. I have been recording with Michael Schutte (he’s a genius) at the “Academy of music and Art” and we’ve got 12 done so far. I will be adding more every month until I have 33 songs …as well as all the children’s music, my 1st album, and the audio of my poetry.The influential Earth spirit of the Island and the very powerful feelings, I get from the Moon and Sun, the animals, the trees and the weather …they guide my hand as I write and show my mind visions which I try as best as I can to capture…Karma attracts more of the same so all my music is free and the words are here to help, heal and guide us and of course, for humor and entertainment….if you like my music send me good thoughts and tell your friends, your financial assistance is NOT necessary but GREATLY appreciated…I do so want to produce good quality videos, plays, and concerts..thank you for your support.any money I make is aimed at helping women’s rights around the world. When women stand with men as equals, compassionate societies are the result, let’s bring peace to the world.
I AM AIMING AT DOING A WORLD TOUR ….next year (1 million visits to my site is the signal I’m hoping for)…. wish me luck and see you soon
Lyrics & Poetry
To catch a spark out in the dark where a soul can find a fire don't look too long you'll be swept away it's not love only desire the naked people play there the shadows mood is strong passion has it's sway there what feels so right can look so wrong Welcome to the...read more
I have a velvet glove and a rubber brain 'tis the gift of time aboard a bullet train when all my true intentions is all a mental farm then all the crops I harvest have my taste and charm come the reaper's scythe , it's the final blow Ah, my mental crop , at last it's...read more
A breath away from heaven the countdown has begun seek asylum in limbo till the music has been sung I hear those trumpets blowing an echo in my ears a sudden calm has filled my soul and settles all my fear I've seen the rise of the morning sun enough gold to fill the...read more
Sad tragedy of a faded kiss old memories and the things I miss cold hard truth, as time it flies our blood , our life, maudlin lullaby as the freight train full of memories keeps rolling down the line I open box cars one by one so sadly in decline they stretch off in...read more
Drowning in possibilities dependants without a pause with all the money in the world still hitched to the hidden clause A life upon an inner sea with limits to it's sail to drag it to the world wide sea takes labour to prevail though the distant shorelines beckon the...read more
All praise to mother Earth home for all of man the sun does kiss our Island abundance of the land the rivers and snow capped mountains our seas of turquoise green this Canada is the home we love the people kind not mean and to gaze upon this glorious jewel our city on...read more
I am in the initial blast-off stage of a triple Karma kickoff, and appreciate all the wonderful people entering my life. I’m even being paid for doing something I love to do: perform, sing, and be in the arms of creation as I feel the words and thoughts flow through me. I am merely a messenger in the cradle of the universe. My path takes us all on a journey for knowledge, truth and, most of all, love:the one binding factor in all creation. I search for clarity and balance.
If my words inspire you; if they amuse and entertain you, then keep yourself posted on my Facebook Page for the amazing events I have planned. I am looking to assemble a team of brilliant artists to bring my vision to the stage (think of a musical theatre-style of concert, “The Elvin Queen” sings from her magical glade beside ‘Imagination Springs’ – dancers in a west-coast faerie theme). I also have my sights set on a world tour starting near the end of 2019. I am hoping to grow my audiences to larger and larger crowds: 30k+ is my dream. I have three concerts already written and I am almost done with a play. All I need is the funding to make my visions and the dreams of others come true.
The proceeds of all my work is directed at helping others. I envision an arts centre for Parksville and a music ranch with half the allotted space making room for families in poverty to break the poverty cycle. The music ranch will also be a place for people to visit from all over, play music, and meet other musicians. Visitors will be able to enjoy a week of creation and then share it with the public via open weekend concerts.
I vow to always commit a minimum of 10% of my net earnings to good deeds. I invite you to be part of the adventure and watch what happens when you send out good karma. If you would like to play a role in the good karma cycle (it will come back to you in so many ways), then donate today using the Karma Cup below and see what happens.
The best things in life come when we take a chance. Know that I am scared every day and still l push forward.
My blessings and thanks go out to all of you. I wish you love, peace and happiness.
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