TaliasVan
& the 11-piece Bright & Morning Star Band

CosmoPop® Music History

TaliasVan has a long history in music and in service to planetary concerns. His own musical journey has evolved into a commitment to his destiny to help bring global change to the world, through Global Change Music and his unique CosmoPop® music (CosmoPop® has also been described today as Conscious Pop.) "Music of the future for minds of the future," a beginning fourth-dimensional musical and lyrical experience.



1958

Started singing as a youth with street corner harmony groups.


1960

The Fuzzes (Young TaliasVan is third from left in front with grey suit on.) - 1960

Started first professional harmony group; performed at teenage dances.


1962-1970

Center--TaliasVan singing lead. - 1962

Sang in nightclubs with local popular bands.


1964

Took first place at the Connelley Vocational High's music contest and awarded second place at all-city talent contest.


1964

Young TaliasVan at Snyder Studios - 1964

Recorded eighteen songs on 45-rpm vinyls with Snyder Recording Company in Cleveland, Ohio.


1966

First white singer to work with Joni Wilson and The Debonairs, a 14-piece black rock band in Pittsburgh.


1967

Recorded two songs on 45-rpm vinyl at Gateway Studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


1970

Had a spiritual awakening; quit nightclub performing and began to write spiritual songs and only perform at spiritual events.


1977-1982

TaliasVan, 31 years old, Tucson, Arizona, 1977

In Tucson, Arizona, at the main auditorium of the University of Arizona, was an opening artist for famous Christian contemporary rock bands such as Petra, Resurrection Band, and Servant.


February 13, 1977

Opened for Christian rock band Petra at U of A Liberal Arts Auditorium in Tucson, AZ


1983

Arizona TaliasVan (left) and Hollywood TaliasVan (right) 1986 Trick Photography Hollywood

As his music did not follow the contemporary Christian sound, he then invented the term and genre, "New Age Vocal." Then took his New Age Vocal demo cassettes to Hollywood and introduced the music to many recording labels as well as the Songwriters' Association of Hollywood.


1985

The Unicorn Love vinyl album

Recorded his first vinyl 33-rpm album of ten songs, first released as Unicorn Love, at Aircraft Studios in Pittsburgh, PA ("Flowers," "Thinking How I Love You," "How Can We Judge Other People," "Listen To The Calling," "Wake Up America," "Escape," "Unicorn Love" (Title of Album), "But You're Not With Me," "The Great American Dream," "Good-bye Little Bird").


1985

Sang as the only caucasian lead singer with the Afro-American Catholic St. Brigid Gospel Choir in Pittsburgh. Was chosen, by an international broadcast of KDKA Radio (the first radio station in the U.S.) to sing his original composition "Blessed Mother" on Christmas Eve at Midnight Mass, opposite the Pope on television.


December 17, 1985

TaliasVan featured in the South Pittsburgh Reporter; recognized for bringing higher-consciousness music to the American public.


December 27, 1985

Unicorn Love, the first ever New Age Vocal album. TaliasVan brought his idea of New Age vocal and promoted it in Hollywood, California. He brought it also to Windham Hill Records and they rejected it, because they said that, "New Age music is not vocal music, and can't have lyrics." But they later recorded many New Age vocalists based on his idea. He dubbed his New Age vocals, "Luminar", and later, "EGA-WEN", which is New Age backwards. Windham Hill later used the very term "luminar".


1985 / 1986

TaliasVan's first spiritual album Unicorn Love marketed in Hollywood, California. Al Kasha, 2-time Academy-Award winning Songwriter for Best Song of the Year for a Motion Picture called Unicorn Love a "wonderful album."


1986

Sang with the 100-voice Afro-American Catholic St. Benedict Gospel Choir in Los Angeles; was the lead singer in the song "Waymaker." Performed this song at an all-city black Catholic gospel concert, which included gospel choirs from other black Catholic churches.


1988

Performs at the Cobre Center for the Arts in Cobre Valley, Arizona. Also, "The Hour of Enlightenment" premiers on KIKO radio.


1988

Recognized as the pioneer of "New Age Vocal" by Global Reporter Newspaper.


1989

Unicorn Love re-released on cassette as Escape.


1989-1997

The Bright & Morning Star Band is forming, practicing, and recording. The Band members are all on a path of wanting to change the world. The patience and pain of waiting for the right musicians is a constant trial. Many musicians fail to meet the mark of humility, sacrifice, and service to humanity. However, the band is finally established and professionally efficient after years of practice.


December 27, 1994

TaliasVan at Billy Moss's Vintage Studios in Phoenix, Arizona - December 1994

The Bright & Morning Star Band goes into Vintage Studios in Phoenix, Arizona to begin recording the professional quality CD, Holy City, TaliasVan's CosmoPop® music debut. TaliasVan refuses to compromise by not performing in venues that serve alcohol and where drugs are prominent and begins to manifest the drug- and alcohol-free Future Studios


1997

Holy City album, the new fourth-dimensional sounds of CosmoPop released. Songs: "Wake Up America," "Morning Song," Wish Angel Sandman," "Arizona's Calling Me," "Oh My Niánn," "The Great American Dream," "The Freedom Song," "Holy City."


1997

CosmoWorship I, an album of cosmic worship songs by TaliasVan and performed by his Bright & Morning Star choir, released. Songs: "Cosmic Family," "Particle Harmonies," "Let Love Shine," "Tree of Life," "Walk Across the Universe," "Love's Gonna Do It," "Exultet," "Jesus Lullaby," "Be So Kind," "Michael."


1997

Global Change Music Non-Profit Record Label records TaliasVan's 40-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir, and other in-house bands such as Van'sGuard, the Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, Planetary Folk Group, and The Change Agents Band begin recording Global Change Music. TaliasVan puts out a challenge to all musicians world-wide to write higher lyrical content and higher consciousness music. Many new artists are invited to audition for the label.


1998

Corporate-owned media programs NBC Dateline and Entertainment Tonight in tabloid journalism style attempt to discredit TaliasVan's Global Change Music.


August 1998

TaliasVan's song, "The Morning Song," chosen by the magazine and network, New Age Voice to be included on their International Promo.


January 19, 1999

KKUP in Cupertino, California, 91.5 FM, interviewed TaliasVan on its "Changes Radio" program. DJ Elizabeth Gips discussed with TaliasVan the fourth-dimensional aspects of his CosmoPop® music and the need for individual and global change.


February 7, 1999

KDHX 88.1 FM radio in St. Louis, Missouri, featured TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band's Holy City CD in a broadcast on DJ Gabriel's Tin Pan Alley program. TaliasVan discussed with DJ Gabriel the universally popular sounds of CosmoPop® music —TaliasVan's style of Global Change Music.


1999

TaliasVan's song, "The Freedom Song" (written for Nigerian freedom fighter Ken Saro-Wiwa) listed in the March 1999 Top 20 of the country of Romania.


1999

VH1 veers away from its quality programming reputation and instead airs Rock Candy, a distasteful program that cynically attacks alternative artists. TaliasVan was told that VH1 wanted to spotlight him as an innovator of a new form of alternative conscious music. VH1's Rock Candy instead attempted to discredit TaliasVan's work and music.


August 25, 2000

The Global Change Music web site introduced on the Internet.


August 2000

CosmoPop Millennium CD released. Songs: "Cosmic Brides," "Mr. Image Man," "Little Boy Blue," "Forever Friend," "Sedona Sunrise," "As I Love You," "Fused."


February 3, 2001

Grand opening of Future Studios, the gathering place for Global Change Music/CosmoPop® music/Performing Arts/Poetry.


2001

Beginning of CosmoPop® music Benefit Concerts at Future Studios on a weekly and monthly basis.


September 18, 2001

"Wake Up America" from the Holy City CD featured on KFLX (Flagstaff, Arizona) during an interview with TaliasVan.


2002

From the video "Wake Up America"

Video shoot of the song "Wake Up, America" with TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band.


2002

Interviewing Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwean musician and activist known as "The Lion of Zimbabwe".

TaliasVan begins taping interviews with those artists whom he considers to be other global change artists from around the world with plans to air on satellite.


2001-2003

TaliasVan, 2003

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band perform in concerts at Future Studios with Clandestine and Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited


September 2004

From the taped September 4, 2004 CosmoPop Benefit Concert

First live taping in Sedona, Arizona featuring TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band in a 2-hour CosmoPop® concert for Internet and TV. Later featured on Oasis TV. Also available on DVD. Call 1-866-282-2205 to order.


2005

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band win Aurora Award for Best Live Music Concert of 2005.


July 2005

TaliasVan founds the Musicians-That-Need-To-Be-Heard Network, an extension of Global Change Music Nonprofit Record Label which started in 1993.


July 31, 2005

Wheeler Park, Flagstaff, AZ - July 2005

First outdoor major CosmoPop® Benefit Concert at Wheeler Park, Flagstaff, Arizona.


August 21, 2005

City Park, Mt. Shasta, CA - August 2005

Second outdoor major CosmoPop® Benefit Concert at City Park, Mount Shasta, California.


November 20, 2005

Reid Park, Tucson, AZ - November 2005

Third outdoor major CosmoPop® Benefit Concert at Reid Park Bandshell, Tucson, Arizona.


December 2005

TaliasVan releases his CosmoChristmas CD, The God Child Came.


2006

TaliasVan releases his 3-Song CosmoPop CD / DVD, Sedona Sunrise.


April 30, 2006

Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ - April 2006

Fourth outdoor major CosmoPop® Benefit Concert at Watson Lake Park, Prescott, Arizona


September 11, 2006

First Worldwide Webcast of TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band and the 9-11 Wake-Up America, Wake-Up World Radical Unity Concert


November 11, 2006

Second World-Wide Webcast of TaliasVan & the Bright & Morning Star Band— 11-11 What Does It Really Mean?


2008

TaliasVan releases another CosmoPop® CD, CosmoPop® Variety.


January, 2009

Energy Master, TaliasVan's long awaited 6th album released. Songs "Energy Master", "Edge City", "The Father of Your Moment", "I Know You In Light", "The Seasons of Your Soul", "Tenache", "The Light Has Come Into The World", "I'm Wondering If It's All Real"


May 29, 2009

TaliasVan, members of the Bright & Morning Star Band & interviewer Carl Fiske - May 2009

TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band interviewed by Carl Fiske on Access Tucson's Exist Kind television show.


June, 2009

The Bright & Morning Star Band on the stage at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage - June 2009

First Tubac/Tumacácori Global CosmoPop® Concert and Eco-Fest


October, 2009

Second Tubac/Tumacácori Global CosmoPop® Concert and Eco-Fest


May, 2010

TaliasVan and solar power cells that powered the Be Aware festival stage - May 2010

First Be Aware Festival held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona.


September, 2010

The CosmoPop Hour on Jolt-AM 1330 features an introduction to CosmoPop® music with DJ Shakta


May 22, 2011

Played at the 2nd Be Aware Festival in Tumacácori, Arizona


June 24, 2011

Played at the Berger Performing Arts Center in Tucson, Arizona


July 6, 2011

TaliasVan interviewed on Four Corners talk radio show "The Painful Truth" with Sean Osborn and Mike Logue.


July 8, 2011

TaliasVan & the Bright & Morning Star Band at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, July 2012

Played at Community Concert Hall, Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado


July 9, 2011

TaliasVan & the Bright & Morning Star Band at Rotary Park, Durango, Colorado

Played an impromptu concert at Rotary Park, Durango, Colorado


July 12, 2011

TaliasVan interviewed on KTAO, Taos New Mexico radio station.


October 5-6, 2012

Performed at the Earth Harmony Festival in Tumacácori, Arizona


October 5-6, 2013

Performed at the second annual Earth Harmony Festival at Avalon Organic Gardens and EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona


February 14, 2014

Performed special Valentines Day show at The Sea of Glass in Tucson, Arizona


July 15, 2015

Performed outdoor concert at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage


October 3, 2015

Performed at the Earth Harmony Festival in Tumacácori, Arizona