Drawn together from both sides of the North Sea, Laura Vane & The Vipertones are an nine-piece band assembled from various Dutch & UK projects, pooling their respective skills together for a remarkable funk & soul mission. Since their debut release early 2009 the group has continued to electrify fans, deejays, radio stations, critics, record collectors and bloggers all over the world with their authentic yet modern and raw sound.
Since their successful first 7” release ‘Steam’ and first single ‘Am I Dreaming?’ sent ripples through the European funk & soul community in early 2009, Laura Vane & The Vipertones debut album exploded with a big bang on the scene! Add to that the success of the ‘Roof Off Remixes EP’ and the ‘Remixes & B-sides EP’, they are treading the same path as many have done before them: both playing intimate half-lit hot-spots in the hearts of many cities and entertaining crowds of thousands at festivals!
Support for Laura Vane & The Vipertones came hard and fast from all angles. From online bloggers and music forums worldwide, Dutch Radio 6 and well respected 3FM deejays like Giel Beelen and Gerard Ekdom, to BBC Radio deejays such as Jonathan Ross, Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles in the UK. Also the band have appeared on hugely successful and well loved television shows like DWDD and have been covered in a whole range of publications from personal blogposts all the way to feature stories in Algemeen Dagblad, Fret, OOR and many others.
With continued support across the globe on radio and television, and with their incredible live show, Laura and the band are gathering an unstoppable momentum playing gigs such as iJazz, Moods, The Unique Soul Weekender, WOMAD festival Las Palmas, Blue Balls Festival, Tour The France, North Sea Round Town, Big Rivers, Athens Half Note Jazzclub, Tempo Club and many more.
On April 15th 2011, Laura Vane & The Vipertones will hit the streets with their second album ‘Sugar Fix’ produced by Phil Martin, Ton van der Kolk & Laura Vane. This record is a feast for the listener, laying down a rich variety of styles and inspirations, and is a vibrant progression from the first album. Laura’s voice and songwriting has never been stronger. Such personal lyrics combined with The Vipertones’ instrumental elegance results in a record loaded with strong and catchy songs. Laura Vane & The Vipertones are quickly becoming a seriously infectious sound and one of the absolute Must See’s for 2011!
- Laura Vane – vocals
- Sanne Monster – backing vocals
- Ton van der Kolk – bass
- Phil Martin – drums
- Eric van Dijsseldonk / Pieter Klaassen – guitars
- Frank Montis – keys
- Rolf Delfos – alto sax
- Cees Trappenburg – trumpet
- Peter Broekhuizen – baritone sax
Paul Thornton (Dig Deep Radio Show, Preston FM, UK) – “Thanks for all the great tunage of late (Social Beats and of course your own stuff – all brill), and that you can expect to see them appearing in my playlists in the next couple of shows.”
Huw Ellis (Knowfool, Sydney, Australia) – “Hello! Thanks for the tunes. ‘Man of Your Word’ is quite a belter!”
Francesco Adinolfi (Popcorner, RAI, Radio 2, Italy) – “I was definetely looking forward to receiving Laura’s tracks. I love’em and will soon add both to my Italy’s national radio show, Popcorner. Thanx so much.”
Snow Boy (UK) – “‘Steam’ is going to do very well in the Funk scene mate, well done. Very exciting. I’ll interview Laura for Blues And Soul when the album comes out so keep me informed of that, and I’ll review the 45 in Febs Blues And Soul.”
Nick Record Kick (Record Kicks, Milan, Italy) – “love it, a bright new star on the new deep funk scene!”
Koen De Bruyn (Crooze.fm, Belgium) – “Wonderfull!!! Both songs will air! ”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45/Radio DJ/Music Journalist, London, UK) – “Proper proper proper!!!!! I’m all over this tune love. We love Laura! xxxx”
Tony Lansdowne (Monkeyboxing.com) – “4/5… some dope new dancefloor deep funk…”
Paul Ballard (BaseFM 107.3, Auckland, New Zealand) – “Nice one, thanks for those. The new ‘Steam’ track is lovely and I will drop it on Saturday’s show. She has a great voice and really knows how to rock things when she needs to!”
Enrique Domenech (Fusionova021records Radioshow, Ibiza Sonica 95.2FM, Spain) – “Wicked!!! On todays show I played Laura´s track Steam”
Angel Mishev (Groovy Sessions, Radio Nova, Sofia, Bulgaria) – “Very quality soulful funk production in here. Lovin the “Steam” track, could be a little bit longer though! Cant wait for the LP!”