|Minneapolis, MN — Japan Van Damme’s debut EP “Normal Style” is creating quite a buzz in the Minneapolis market. Drawing from band influences that range from classic rock to progressive to country, this self-produced EP delivers a fresh new rock sound not heard in years. The attention hungry sound and catchy lyrics delivers a ‘what you see is what you get’ attitude that captures a cross-generational fan base!
Erik Shaw, Lorren Schweppe, Jess Skadburg, and Mark Barrette hail from the Minneapolis, MN area. Individually, each member has experienced success in writing, touring, performing, and recording on both coasts as well as within the Midwest. Drawing on life experiences, these seasoned musicians pull it all together and deliver in a big way on “Normal Style”
Few debut releases can speak to the level of what JVD has created. With this fresh new sound, the band delivers the feel of a throwback with a ‘no apologies’ demeanor. The group states, “We have only scratched the surface of this project. Expect more to come shortly.” The stars have aligned and Japan Van Damme will be hitting the road delivering their raw new brand to the masses most certainly catapulting them into national spotlight.