1. How much do you charge?
It depends on three things:
What venue? (How close? Are there stairs? Do we need to hire a sound tech? Is a sound system provided?)
What time of year? (We are in demand more often during summers and holidays, so those times generally cost more. Other times of year cost less.)
How long and what time of day / night do you need us to play?
We usually charge about as much as a deejay.
2. How are John and Dave related?
They are father (John) and son (Dave).
3. Are you ever releasing any of your original material?
Yes! The Van Dyke Revue and some of Dave’s solo material can be found on spotify.
4. Where do the names Van Dyke Revue and The Backsliders€¯ come from?
The group (under a different lineup) started playing under The Van Dyke Acoustic Revue, a play on some of the blues and R & B bands that were big in the late 1960s. John came up with the name The Backsliders.
5. Who manages the website?
6. Are you related to Dick?
7. What is the current line-up?
The current VDR line up is John Van Dyke (vocals, guitar, piano, violin), Dave Van Dyke (vocals, guitar, harp), Bo Martin (drums, vocals) and Jerry Crowe (bass, vocals).
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