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 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.

It is a joke that the beginnings of Harris' 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 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[edit]

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).

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