VANDAVEER is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project penned and put forth by alt-folk tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger. Born in Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and currently camped out in the nation's capital, Vandaveer offers up melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming, with stories as universal as the songs they inhabit. Vandaveer shapeshifts from studio t o stage and back with a revolving cast of characters, most prominent among them Rose Guerin, offering up the loveliest harmonies heard this side of Eden.

Vandaveer has released three full-length albums and one EP since taking flight in '07 -- Grace & Speed (2007) / Divide & Conquer (2009) / A Minor Spell EP (2010) / Dig Down Deep (2011).

Dead Professional

"Phenomenal. A kind of rock-and-roll that has almost flickered out to the point of extinction. DC's answer to Tom Petty" - Brightest Young Things

"A mixture of guitar focused rock and classic Americana. Fittingly, this smooth rocker recently opened up for guitar prodigy Kurt Vile. While listening I would suggest wearing a very dark pair of sunglasses — you’ll see why." - The Wild Honey Pie

Fueled by a razor sharp sense of cool, [Dead Professional] mines an era where having an image was all good and fine, but all the cool kids wrote simple, simply great, songs." Chunky Glasses



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