Bon Harris

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Bon Harris
Born (1965-08-12) 12 August 1965 (age 51)
Origin Chelmsford, Essex, England
Genres EBM, industrial rock
Occupation(s) Composer, Record producer, Musician, Songwriter, Singer
Years active 1983–present
Labels Mute
Associated acts Nitzer Ebb

Bon Harris (born Vaughan David Harris; 12 August 1965 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is an English composer, producer, singer and song writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a founding member of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb, programming Nitzer Ebb's signature sound. He also played drums and synthesizers for Nitzer Ebb,[1] as well as lending his voice to several tracks such as "Let Beauty Loose."


Since Nitzer Ebb's last album in 1995, Harris has become an in-demand collaborator working with Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, AFI, Avril Lavigne, Bush, and Billy Corgan, who asked Bon to co-produce his solo album, TheFutureEmbrace. Harris's band, Maven, is on hold as he works on other projects.

Harris also worked closely with Marilyn Manson, programming electronics and recording for his 2000 album Holy Wood. Manson appears as a guest on Maven's cover of Nick Cave's "Hard On For Love" and had this to say of his collaborator and some-time inspiration:

"Bon was someone I had always respected and even interviewed in 1989 and was completely blown away by his musical ability and voice. I was fortunate that he took time away from Maven to work with me on my project. He became sort of a sixth member of the group and I don't use that term lightly. I think Maven adds genius songwriting to electronic music in a totally original way."

Harris resides in Los Angeles and continues to work as a film and TV composer. He worked on Bravo's popular shows Project Runway and Top Chef, as well as NBC's Treasure Hunters.

Nitzer Ebb embarked on a worldwide tour in 2006 that continued until 2008 when Harris returned to the studio to work on the album Industrial Complex which was released in 2009.


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Nitzer Ebb". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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