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Drawn together from both sides of the North Sea. Laura Vane & The Vipertones consists of musicians from various Dutch & UK projects pooling their respective skills for this funk & soul group.
From Holland, and more precisely Dordrecht in the south east of the country, Phil Martin & Ton Van Der Kolk - also known as producers duo AIFF - provide their instrumental talents developing the grooves and beats fired over the internet from the northern UK town of Burnley by Jonathan 'Diesler 'Radford. Finally, and having cut it amongst the big boys working with The Streets, Gnarles Barkley & MJ Cole amongst others, Laura Vane, hailing from Brighton on the south coast of the UK, provides the sweet vocals and imaginative lyrics to the project.
They are completed their debut LP, that will be released on SocialBeats / Unique Records, in spring 2009 with many e-mails, skype talks and recording sessions in Holland. The first single taken from the LP is 'Steam', and original composition penned in one September saturday afternoon by Laura and it is joined on the flip-side by the exciting ' Man Of Your Word.
Laura Vane (Brighton / UK):
I've had some dance releases on labels such as Ministry, Soulfuric, Device, Big Love, Toolroom, Juicy and Ink, with peeps such as ROBBIE RIVERA, MJ COLE and DAVE SPOON which have received airplay and support from well known Radio Djs, such as PETE TONG, and on shows such as 1XTRA
I've continued working with THE STREETS since 'The Hardest to Make and Easy Living' 2006 for their new album, which is pending release in the spring of 2008. I have also worked it live with GNARLS BARKLEY, and enjoyed a little TOP OF THE POPS moonlighting! Most treasured gigs include performing alongside respected singer / songwriters such as OMAR, CARLEEN ANDERSON and LEWIS TAYLOR.
Contributions to DIESLER 's (Tru Thoughts/Freestyle) latest album 'The Rhythm Station' of 2007, introduces two new tracks to our catalogue of collaborations, and HINT's (Tru Thoughts) 'At the Dance' EP, released late 2007 tucks me in neatly and his fresh new album 'Driven to Distraction', released in July 2008 see's me feature twice nicely! Also I will be featuring on the new HARDKANDY album 'Second to None' (Wah Wah 45) also released in July 2008. There is definately some heat in the kitchen...
Laura Vane & the Vipertones:
Laura Vane // Jonathan 'Diesler' Radford // Ton van der Kolk // Phil Martin // Frank Montis // Rolf Delfos // Peter Broekhuizen // Cees Trappenburg
> Paul Thornton (Dig Deep Radio Show, Preston FM, UK) - "Thanks for all the great tunage of late (Social Beats and of course your own stuff - all brill), and that you can expect to see them appearing in my playlists in the next couple of shows."
> Huw Ellis (Knowfool, Sydney, Australia) - "Hello! Thanks for the tunes. The music is a little clean for me and the vocals a little high in the mix for me, however ‘Man of Your Word’ is quite a belter!"
> Francesco Adinolfi (Popcorner, RAI, Radio 2, Italy) - "I was definetely looking forward to receiving Laura's tracks. I love'em and will soon add both to my Italy's national radio show, Popcorner. Thanx so much."
> Snow Boy (UK) - "'Steam' is going to do very well in the Funk scene mate, well done. Very exciting. I'll interview Laura for Blues And Soul when the album comes out so keep me informed of that, and I'll review the 45 in Febs Blues And Soul."
> Nick Record Kick (Record Kicks, Milan, Italy) - "love it, a bright new star on the new deep funk scene!"
> Koen De Bruyn (Crooze.fm, Belgium) - "Wonderfull!!! Both songs will air! ,)"
(added: 2009-02-09 17:32:36 )