Vicky (Vicki) Aspinall (born c. 1956, England) was the violinist in the English post punk band The Raincoats from 1978 to 1984, and a founder in 1992 of Fresh Records, a UK independent record label with 18 UK Top 40 hits and 23 Club chart #1s to date.
Aspinall was a member of Jam Today, a part of the ‘Women’s Music Movement’ which developed in the late 1970s, playing a hybrid of jazz and rock similar in approach to groups like Henry Cow. She has been credited, by Gina Birch of The Raincoats, with making The Raincoats more aware of feminist ideas.
She is a classically-trained violinist, having graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, in the late 1970s.
- http://www.killyourpetpuppy.co.uk/news/?p=433 7.10.2008
- The Lost women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era by Helen Reddington. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2007. p.142
- Time Out, April 2005
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