laura vane & the vipertones
Laura Vane & the Vipertones consists of musicians from various Dutch & UK projects pooling their respective skills for this funk & soul group, drawn together from both sides of the North Sea. From Holland, and more precisely Dordrecht in the south west of the country, Phil Martin & Ton Van Der Kolk - also known as producers duo AIFF & the soul snatchers - provide their instrumental talents developing the grooves and beats fired over the internet from the northern UK town of Burnley by Jonathan 'Diesler' Radford. Finally, and having cut it amongst the big boys working with The Streets, Gnarles Barkley & MJ Cole amongst others, Laura Vane, hailing from Brighton on the south coast of the UK, provides the sweet vocals and imaginative lyrics to the project. They completed their debut LP, that will be released on Social Beats, over late 2008 with many e-mails, skype talks and recording sessions in Holland. The first single taken from the LP is 'Steam', and original composition penned in one September Saturday afternoon by Laura and it is joined on the flip-side by an exciting new cover of Etta James’ classic 'You Give Me What I Want'. Some music can be sampled at their myspace page: Read more on