This wise quote from author Henry David Thoreau, came to me by way of music artist, performer Micky Dolenz and seems the perfect opening for my hesitant venture into this cyberspace world where I am completely UNprepared! Believe it or not, I'm glad that, with a little help from my friends and a few of Santa's elves, luck won out! Regardless of what was back THEN (before I gave in to the www) ... I'm definitely here NOW!
I've spent a lifetime preparing for whatever musical opportunities might come my way. Preparation is a never ending process - often with unexpected results. One never knows what's around the next musical corner. It can be good to look back before moving forward!
When I was a young lad, I often told guys around me, "If you’re not going to do the work, if you DO get an opportunity, you’re not going to be ready for it!" I may not be quite ready for the technical aspects of being online, but I'm ready for this opportunity to share the experience of music past and present.
As you browse around be ready to watch, listen, laugh and learn about the MUSIC that has impacted my life and yours!
August 23, 2016 - Rolling Stone article "The Monkees: Our Life in 15 Songs"
July 18, 2016 - Faebook photo album: With the Monkees
July 18, 2016 - YouTube playlist: Vance with the Monkees 2016 - Performances with
Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour and Micky Dolenz show.
June 1, 2016 - Watch Vance sing That Was Then This Is Now with The Monkees
50th Anniversary Tour at Town Hall in NYC.
May 31, 2016 - Monkees Tour annoucement: "We have special guests on tap for
The Monkees' Town Hall show! Michael Nesmith performing via Skype, and Good
Times album producer Adam Schlesinger, as well as That Was Then, This Is Now
songwriter, Vance Brescia! Tickets still available - grab 'em now!
May 29, 2016 - Watch Vance sing That Was Then This Is Now with The Monkees
50th Anniversary Tour at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ
May 15, 2016 - Visit Facebook and see Vance's Solid Silver 60s Show photo album of
people and places that were part of his UK experience.
April 3, 2016 - Vance will be in the UK April 10 - May 16 with Peter Noone for the Solid
SIlver 60s tour.
Jan 29, 2016 - New single release from Vance! Check it out on Facebook this week.
Visit V-Shop to listen and download Leave The World Behind.
Aug 30, 2015 - Vance news on UK Radio Teesdale
Aug 28,2015 - Vance sings That Was Then, This Is Now with Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork
at The Monkees Tour performance in Morristown, NJ.
Learn about Vance's music work in nursing homes and assisted living communities.
A Salute to NOW and THEN ... recognizing 25 years since the Monkees recorded
"That Was Then, This Is Now."
Listen to Mosquitos songs from then ... NOW! Meet Vance - Music & Mosquitos
Photos: - The Early Years, Fans, Friends & Familiar Faces, Hermit Years
Listen to Vance's Interviews & watch videos: V-Gallery