Ronan Harris

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Ronan Harris
Ronan Harris at a VNV Nation concert, 2006
Background information
Born (1967-06-14) 14 June 1967 (age 48)
Genres Futurepop, Trance, Synthpop, EBM
Occupation(s) Vocals, Music Producer
Years active 1990–present
Labels Anachron Sounds
Associated acts VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Bruderschaft

Ronan Harris (born 14 June 1967) is a member of the act VNV Nation, along with Mark Jackson. 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.

VNV Nation[edit]

In 1988, Ronan Harris moved from Dublin, Ireland to London, England. He began recording music as VNV Nation in 1990, and moved to Toronto, Canada later that year. In 1994, Harris moved back to Europe where he soon met up with Mark Jackson, who joined VNV Nation as the drummer for live shows. Since 1995, VNV Nation has released eight albums, and still has the same two members. For live shows they are joined by two keyboard players.

Harris has joked that his leanings toward darker music originate from his childhood, when his mother would have hummed Whitehouse tunes while baking in the kitchen.[1]

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 produced the 2001 Angels and Agony album Eternity as well as remixes for a number of bands. He was a co-founder of Dependent Records but left the label after VNV's Futureperfect album was released. He now releases VNV's records independently on his Anachron Sounds imprint.

In 2006, Ronan Harris founded his new project Modcom, producing instrumental electronic music based entirely on the usage of analog sequencers and synthesizers.

Harris also performs live DJ sets.

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