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Tip the Van
Origin Marlborough, Connecticut, United States
Genres Ska punk, reggae, rock
Years active 2002–present
Labels Asbestos Records
Associated acts Big D And The Kids Table
Website http://www.myspace.com/tipthevan
http://www.tipthevan.com/
Members
Nicole Oliva
Simone Oliva
Stephanie Allen
Brian Dunnigan
Bryan Howard
Bryan Briggs
Former members
Justin Kripps
Anthony Del Vecchio
Matthew Levesque

Tip the Van is an American rock/ska band that formed in Marlborough, Connecticut in 2002. Members are Nicole Oliva (vocals), Simone Oliva (vocals), Stephanie Allen (trombone/keyboard), Brian Dunnigan (lead guitar), Bryan Howard (bass), and Bryan Briggs (drums). The group released their first studio album, Circles, in 2004, a promotional EP for Warped Tour, Manners Matter, in 2005, their first full-length album, Something Wicked, in 2006, and a three-track EP, Passion, Love & Pride, in 2009.[1]

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Career

Tip the Van was originally formed in 2002 by sisters Nicole and Simone Oliva while in high school. Since then the band's lineup has cycled through more than 30 different members. However, TTV's membership has stabilized in recent years. The majority of the band's music is written by Nicole Oliva and Brian Dunnigan.[2]

Before releasing their first major studio album Something Wicked on Asbestos Records, Tip the Van self-produced two studio albums and three live recordings. The band has also played in the Vans Warped Tour two times so far: in 2005 and 2006. The Hartford Advocate has also named Tip the Van "Best Punk/Reggae/Ska Band" of their annual "Grand Band Slam" readers poll four years in a row since 2005.[3] TTV has also shared the stage with other bands that they consider major influences, including RX Bandits, Reel Big Fish, Catch 22, The Toasters,Big D and the Kids Table and others. In January 2009, Tip the Van began a tour with Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto and released a new EP titled Passion, Love & Pride.[4]

Membership

Current members
Notable previous members
  • Justin Kripps - Bass (2003-2007)
  • Anthony Del Vecchio - Trumpet (2004-2007)
  • Matthew Levesque - Drums (2005-2007)
  • Jamie Rogers - Guitar (2002-2004)
  • Peter Mueller - Tenor Sax (2002-2004)

Discography

Circles - 2004

  1. "Circles"
  2. "Sick Day"
  3. "One Night Stand"
  4. "Choices"
  5. "Paradise"

Something Wicked - 2006

  1. "Simply Goodbye"
  2. "The Chase"
  3. "Werewolf"
  4. "Half a Tank"
  5. "Dance Off!"
  6. "Circles"
  7. "Autumn Grace"
  8. "Objection"
  9. "Overruled"
  10. "Lets Say"
  11. "Peace"

Passion, Love & Pride - 2009[5]

  1. "Cherry Red"
  2. "Place Like Home"
  3. "Passion, Love & Pride"

References

  1. ^ "Tip the Van". MySpace. http://www.myspace.com/tipthevan. Retrieved November 25, 2009.  
  2. ^ Danton, Eric R. (July 13, 2006). "Just happy to get their music out". The Hartford Courant.  
  3. ^ "Advocate Readers' Poll". Hartford Advocate. http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/best/best_gbs.cfm?pc=328. Retrieved November 19, 2008.  
  4. ^ "Official Website". Tip the Van. http://www.tipthevan.com/. Retrieved January 10, 2009.  
  5. ^ "Discography". Tip the Van. http://www.tipthevan.com/discography.html. Retrieved 9 January 2009.  

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