About This Show
Dear Gear originated as a brainchild of Kathleen Cooper and Rhonda Simmonds, two Australian-Canadian-American musicians that have been close friends and colleagues for over two decades. Rhonda Simmonds hosts other musicians and artists, some friends, some very well known, and some just starting out in their musical careers. Dear Gear asks each artist about their personal connection to the gear that they have chosen for their profession; music, art, poetry or expressionism. Dear Gear is not merely about the gear (guitars, amps, bass, drums, effects, etc.) itself, but about the finding, the making, the connection and the story attached to these artists. This opens up an intimate side of the artist to their audience, making Dear Gear somewhat unique in that sense.
Most Recent Episode
Dear Gear Episode 3 – Vanessa Wheeler
3 days ago
VAVA is Vanessa Wheeler, Vanessa is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist with a mystic artistry that is unrivaled. Often compared to St. Vincent, Vanessa’s style is distinctly her own. Vanessa is a Berkley Music School graduate with strong ability to bend her vocals over complicated time signatures and exotic riffs.
Vanessa joins Rhonda of Dear Gear from her home in Los Angeles, CA to talk about her favorite piece of gear. Let’s sit back and listen to this amazing musician share her story of the beautiful “Baluga/Porpoise” which saved her from a broken heart at a young age.
VAVA’s new EP “The Other Side” is a spectacular journey that will leave you “Heavy” and wanting more.
This episode features the track “the Other Side” and “Heavy” both were used with permission from the artist. Please subscribe!