Ronan Harris at a VNV Nation concert, 2006
|Born||14 June 1967|
|Genres||Futurepop, Trance, Synthpop, EBM|
|Occupation(s)||Vocals, Music Producer|
|Associated acts||Apoptygma Berzerk, Bruderschaft, VNV Nation|
Ronan Harris (born 14 June 1967) is a member of the act VNV Nation, along with Mark Jackson. For live shows the band are joined by two keyboard players. Ronan is credited with the songwriting, production, lyrical, and vocal aspects of the band's music. In the years preceding VNV Nation's debut album 'Advance and Follow', he worked for Q8 Petroleum in central London as an IT Manager and was a journalist / webmaster for dark electro magazine Side-Line.
Harris performed vocals for the futurepop supergroup Bruderschaft on their Forever EP, and appeared on AFI's 2006 Decemberunderground album, providing electronic sequences and effects for some of the songs. Additionally, he has produced the 2001 Angels and Agony album Eternity as well as remixes for a fair number of bands. He was a co-founder of Dependent Records but left the label after VNV's Future Perfect album was released.
In 2006, Ronan Harris founded his new solo project Modcom, producing instrumental electronic music based entirely on the usage of analog sequencers and synthesizers.
Harris also performs live DJ sets.
Involvement with VNV Nation
In 1988, Ronan Harris moved from Dublin, Ireland to London, England and formed VNV Nation in 1990. In the same year, he released two 12-inch vinyl singles: Body Pulse and Strength of Youth. In late 1990, Ronan Harris moved to Toronto, Canada. Between 1990 and 1994, Harris continued to work on VNV Nation's material. Finally, in 1994, Ronan Harris moved back to Europe where he soon met up with Mark Jackson, who joined VNV Nation as the drummer for live shows.
Since then, VNV Nation has released eight albums, and still has the same two members (although additional members are used on tour).
- Ronan Harris interview for EBM.gr music portal – 2008
- VNV Nation Interview with Ronan Harris by Alberta Stars – October 2007
- Side-Line Magazine Interview – October 2005
- JIVE Magazine Interview – 2005
- Interview for MK Magazine – 2003