Ronan Harris at a VNV Nation concert, 2006
|Born||14 June 1967|
|Genres||Futurepop, Trance, Synthpop, EBM|
|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.
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 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.
- 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