Ronan Harris at a VNV Nation concert, 2006
|Born||14 June 1967|
Ronan Harris (born 14 June, 1967) is the founding member of the act VNV Nation. Harris is credited with the songwriting, production, lyrical, and vocal aspects of the band's music. In the years preceding VNV Nation's debut album, he worked for Q8 Petroleum in central London as an IT Manager and was a journalist and webmaster for dark electro magazine Side-Line.
In 1988, 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, Harris has released ten studio albums as VNV Nation.
Harris was a co-founder of Dependent Records, but left the label after VNV Nation's Futureperfect album was released in 2002. Harris now releases VNV Nation's records independently on his Anachron Sounds imprint.
In 2001, Harris produced the Angels and Agony album Eternity. He performed vocals for the futurepop supergroup Bruderschaft on their Forever EP in 2003 and appeared on AFI's 2006 Decemberunderground album, providing electronic sequences and effects for some of the songs.
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