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The HERBICIDAL MANIACS are five longtime Vancouver Island musicians   who are passionate about making music, THEIR MUSIC!!!   On their own they bring many years of Professional Experience coupled with amazing talent …… collectively they have come together to create a very unique sound of their own, a genre they have dubbed  “WestCoast Folk/Rock! Come out & enjoy an evening of ALL ORIGINALS …. listen to their creative Lyrics & Melodies …… Dance to their Groove ….. & Feel the Power of their


Cultivated on the Edge of the continent ….. not far as the Crow flies from the Big Smoke or the Endless Surf ….. grounded in the Folk/Rock genre of the 1960’s & 70’s ….. the HERBICIDAL MANIACS take Root!!! 




******  June 6th at PIPERS PUB Nanaimo, Hammond Bay Rd., 8 pm

****** June 27th at SMOKE ‘N WATER Restaurant, Nanoose  7 pm  

****** July 11th at Hermmans Jazz Club , Victoria   7:30 pm $10 advance $15 door  

****** Aug 1st   at Dingy Doc Pub, Nanaimo  7 pm 



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IMG_2244_4   ED van BENTHEM  ………………………… drums  

Hello Rockers…..Music is such a unique driving force to connect people from around the world. I’ve been so lucky to be able to collaborate with other musicians in a variety of styles for many years creating new tunes and just playing. My thrill is to see folks moving and a groovin and having fun. Happy listening, Rock on





DAN DUBE’ …………………….. keyboards & vocals

Dan Dubé started playing piano at an early age with the Dubé family band in Edmonton. His love for music grew into a career on the road playing keyboards in almost every genre of music. Dan is also a recording artist with many acts from BC to Ontario and airplay across Canada.





IMG_2237_2.jpgSTEVE PALEN …. acoustic guitar & vocals

Born & raised in Toronto’s east end Steve left in the early 1980’s & settled in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, where he quickly immersed himself in the vibrant music scene happening there! Steve has played & written songs all his life & works hard at it!! He also enjoys the visual arts, painting & sculpting!





IMG_9224.jpgBRENT REDBERGER ……Bass Guitar   

A lover of all music styles, Brent has enjoyed, and been involved with, music from an early age. Participating in choirs as a young boy, he enjoyed learning about his own voice and harmonizing with others. Moving onto the trumpet and then the bass guitar, anchored his love of the creative process of making music and playing with other musicians who each bring their unique talents to the table.





ROLY SANDOVAL  …………………… lead guitar

Is the group’s newest member.  Bringing many years of professional experience to the stage, Roly plays lead and rhythm guitar , adding style and integrity to the mix. Drawing inspiration from the greats of blues, roots rock and fusion, Roly is always happy to share his love of music through his guitar.





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