Member Profile

Calvin Bakelaar

A wide-eyed dreamer, vanCamp (Calvin Bakelaar) is joined by his band the Skeleton Crew, featuring his twin brother Jonas. After years of being the on-call drummer taught himself to sing and play the guitar and started vanCamp. He began writing the songs he wanted to hear on the radio, and won the Don Skuce Memorial Songwriting Contest in 2021. vanCamp's music evokes nostalgia through ballads and indie-folk beats and is Influenced by artists like Tim Baker, Bahamas, Donovan Woods and Phoebe Bridgers. He fell in love with performing, has secured a residency and continues to provide opportunities for other artists in the Peterborough music scene to play live. With studio dates booked in early 2023, Calvin is looking forward to releasing more music and playing more shows as vanCamp & the Skeleton Crew.