About us

We are a five piece band out of Charles City, IA. playing classic rock and blues from the 70's and 80's.Playing drums Juan Salinas. Juan is from Charles City, IA. and has been playing drums for over 30 years and provides the solid back beat for the Phantoms. On bass guitar and vocals is Ron Opperman for Waterloo, IA. Ron has been playing for many years in the area. You can tell Ron's signature sound from his big white Rickenbacker and big bottom bass. Shortie Veen is on the B-3 Organ and keyboards, along with lead vocals. Shortie's perfect pitch vocals as been pleasing crowds for years. Covering artist such as Stevie Nicks, Heart, and Linda Ronstadt you will be sure to enjoy her vocals. On lead guitar, slide, harp, voicebox and vocals is Paul veen. Paul has been playing for 55 years, wowing crowds with hot licks of his own and from such vartist has Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, and Walter Trout. PV and the Phantoms have been together with this personnel for over 11 years. Paul and Shortie have had the Band together for over 20 year, and was inducted in the IOWA ROCK and ROLL HALL of FAME in 2015.  We want to thank you for visiting our site and hope you will consider us for your next event. 

Paul also has a Production business, PV Productions, and provides sound and lighing for area acts. The sound system is a 16 box BFM line array system with 8 subs powered by 18,000 watts being able to cover a crowd of 3,000 easily. They also play many outdoor shows thru the summer months with this system providing a pro show for all of their clients.  You can check out PV Productions on our home page, just click right of home. Thanks for your visit, and come back soon!