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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Alternative Rock




"1st Annual Delta Sigma Phi-Chestor Marcol 5K Suicide Awareness Walk"

Oshkosh WI 4/30/11; Brandon Van Dalen (Strategic) donated his time providing music for the Oshkosh's 1st Annual Delta Sigma Phi-Chestor Marcol 5K Suicide Awareness Walk event. Photo by Jeannette Merten/for The Northwestern. - The Oshkosh Northwestern


Choices We Make - April 2015
Worthwhile - Aug 2013
It's Christmas, Dec 2012
Checkmate - Oct 2011
"Crash & Burn" single - March 2011
"Eye of the Storm" single - Oct 2010
The Difference EP - June 2010



In 2008, Brandon Van Dalen began a solo career using the name Strategic.  His style is a mixture of pop, rock & punk.  Strategic's music and message aim to communicate that we are all here for a purpose. Recordings include full instrumentation while his upbeat live performances use a combination of acoustic guitar, beatbox, loop pedal and vocals.

Strategic has released 3 independent EP’s so far and “Choices We Make”(2015) marks the first full length project (recorded at Rock Garden Studio in his hometown of Appleton, WI).

“Choices We Make” is the culmination of years’ worth of hard work and has a simple message; ultimately everything in our lives depends on the choices we make.  “This album speaks to the times we find ourselves at the crossroads, and encourages making the best choices we can.  Choices to love, follow a dream, or get back on track.”

Band Members