Cliff Van Buren
Drums, Piano, Synthesizers, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Stick, Chapman Stick, Vocals
Jan Hammer, Yanni, Patrick O'Hearn, Toto, Ah-Ha, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Seal, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Gentle Giant, Howard Jones, Vangelis
About Cliff Van Buren
One day I heard about a guy named Tracy Burroughs (called "Super Solo") who lived in a town nearby. He was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records Endurance Drumming record of 505 hours. I told my brother-in-law about the record and he told me “You couldn’t do that”. This inspired me to set a new record. Preparation took almost a year. I never looked back until I broke Tracy’s record and brought the event up to 720 hours (30 days).
After years of down time I wanted more than just drums. This brought me back to learning synthesizers and piano. I performed in small bands playing cover music, wrote and recorded about 150 songs and produced music for TV commercials and soundtracks.
My current musical direction is writing and recording my 5th CD, this will be a Progressive Rock project with Drums, Synths, Chapman Stick and Lead Guitar.