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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2019, 08:28:43 am »
Great update Leiven, boy things have changed and you sound ultra busy. Wish you good luck both with the band and the solo act. Only thing I'd say about Kaiser, is folks might think of it as a copy of the Kaiser Chiefs ................ just a thought. Thought about your explaining Lieven/Leven/To Live. How about just plain Leven, what better accolade than just living, its what we're all here for ?

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2019, 10:18:32 pm »
Hey ‘Leavin’ DV  ;)

I’m sure you’ve thought of this before, but when you’re choosing your stage name, make sure you do a good internet search for existing names- including across the pond.

Stef Kamil Carlens, the ex-bassist of one of my favourite bands, dEUS, from your neck of the woods, started up his own band Moondog Jr. He had to eventually change it because there was another (v. interesting) American musician going by the name Moondog.

I understand he chose the name of his band ‘Zita Swoon’ on the basis that it was unthinkable anyone else was performing under that name ;D

(Still kicking myself that I missed out on their Dublin/London gigs marking 20 yr anniversary of the Ideal Crash  :( )

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2019, 08:34:03 pm »

Stef Kamil Carlens, the ex-bassist of one of my favourite bands, dEUS, ...

oh yes I know him; he's a fellow lefty guitarist and he's a customer in the leftyguitars.be shop that I frequent as well.
He even played at the opening of that store :)

yeah picking a name that isn't yet chosen isn't so easy.
Haven't found too many risks for the "Kaiser"  name although I'm not 100% convinced myself...yet.

@tobyjenner:  Up till now, only one person (you) made the kaiser chiefs association. let's see if more follows.


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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2019, 09:10:58 pm »
I know you're going to be playing solo, but you could still pretend that you're fronting a band ...

Lieven & The Jet Planes

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2019, 10:26:21 pm »
ok; so I decided on the name for the solo act
(Thanks again for everybody here, pitching ideas on my "mood board")

It's going to be Devil's Advocate

I'm an ENTP and typical for that kidn of people is that they are debaters that challenge ideas from different angles. Hence "Devil's Advocate"; because they often are.
because my last name and first name's initial say DVL and I like black and red, I gravitated towards it after a while.

Feel free to like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DVLSDVCT

I bring my own interpretation of songs; sometimes close to the original, sometimes rather different.
With an edge, with a certain intimacy. with a bit of an act. I like to retell stories and make people focus on the story of the song. I do covers now but I would like to enrich it with orginals as I go.
Got some gigs down and some more to come and it's a good balance with the heavy metal I do in a band.
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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2019, 10:42:44 pm »
I like it Lieven.
I think this could be a great step for you.
You have style and charisma and musicianship.
May the road rise to meet you.


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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2019, 10:59:21 pm »
Good for you, Lieven, catchy and thought provoking to take that expression into a different context.

Do you have a matching outfit?

Like the FB and website.

Now all I'm looking for is some video footage from a DVLSDVCT gig.

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2019, 01:44:22 am »
Thanks for the update Lieven. I've been wondering and now I don't have to any more. I think the name and the branding suits you well. Lots of scope for a logo, merch. Gave you a 'like' on FB. Enjoy every moment Mr ENTP, I'm an INFJ - a rare breed, less than 1% of the population, not often seen in captivity  ;D

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2020, 04:01:54 pm »
last week, (24th of feb 2020) I kicked off a new passage on my roadmap.

I had my first vocal coaching session.
It was the first time I EVER got any lesson to improve my musical abilities.
I didn't know what to expect but it went good... at least I believe to think so :)
I felt bored with my limited range, I was transposing songs to the same range all the time etc...

I will be doing several lessons, working to a live solo gig on June 2nd 2020.
The aim is:
- improve the "brilliance on the basics": posture, right breathing and warm-up, broading my range
- posture both without as with guitar
- the psychology of singing on stage & podium presence

The coach is a girl who reached the final of the Dutch speaking part of Belgium's "The Voice" competition.
She's good in both singing and coaching. I chose her because she is so "fluent" on stage.

The first session immediately rendered noticebla result!
improved my posture for singing, gained some useful insights that give me more confidence
warm-up routines, info to read, homework to work on and my capo going up several places on the guitar neck; I'm reaching higher notes already!

I should have done this sooner.
I recommend it to everybody who has been feeling bored by his or her own range and recordings!
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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2020, 04:05:40 pm »
last week, (24th of feb 2020) I kicked off a new passage on my roadmap.

I had my first vocal coaching session.
It was the first time I EVER got any lesson to improve my musical abilities.
I didn't know what to expect but it went good... at least I believe to think so :)
I felt bored with my limited range, I was transposing songs to the same range all the time etc...

I will be doing several lessons, working to a live solo gig on June 2nd 2020.
The aim is:
- improve the "brilliance on the basics": posture, right breathing and warm-up, broading my range
- posture both without as with guitar
- the psychology of singing on stage & podium presence

The coach is a girl who reached the final of the Dutch speaking part of Belgium's "The Voice" competition.
She's good in both singing and coaching. I chose her because she is so "fluent" on stage.

The first session immediately rendered noticebla result!
improved my posture for singing, gained some useful insights that give me more confidence
warm-up routines, info to read, homework to work on and my capo going up several places on the guitar neck; I'm reaching higher notes already!

I should have done this sooner.
I recommend it to everybody who has been feeling bored by his or her own range and recordings!

Good for you, Lieven.  Good to hear you continuing to challenge and grow. 

Good luck in the build to the solo gig.

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2020, 04:35:07 pm »
Hey well done you, Lieven!

Deciding what you want/need and grabbing the bull by the horns. As the footwear people say: Just do it!
I am convinced this will pay dividends, in the confidence as well as technical department.
Odds-on you'll develop a bad-ass stage presence  8)

Looking forward to witnessing the fruits of your labour when they ripen.
You mods probably don't get enough acknowledgement so have some well-deserved vibes  :)

It was the first time I EVER got any lesson to improve my musical abilities.
(...apart from Justin's course  :P)

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2020, 12:45:55 am »
I can feel your renewed energy, optimism and enthusiasm as I read your post Lieven. To have the goal of a solo gig in June is a great incentive. With the progress you're seeing after just one lesson I have no doubt the gig will be a memorable landmark in your musical journey. Perhaps you'll share a video of the gig with us?  Happy for you.

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Re: LievenDV's road case
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2020, 07:50:59 am »
Good lad Lieven. I hope this goes well for you, it sounds as though you've made a good start. Please keep us posted on how this goes I'm really interested. I've been seeing a vocal coach recently, less good results but then were starting from different places. I just wanted to be able to get through a song for open mics.

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