Every year some bands tend to stand out from the crowd,
bringing something really new, truly different.
Venus is one of them ! Three years ago, Marc Huyghens, Christian
Schreurs, Walter Janssens, Thomas Van Cottom and Patrick
Carpentier decided to form Venus, using only unplugged instruments.
They toured a lot in Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands,
creating in their concerts a peculiar atmosphere thanks
to their 5th member, i.e. Patrick, giving a sense of drama
to every performance. The band staged in Brussels a show
called "Kiss From The Ghost" in a full house several
days in a row.
In March 1998 is released the E.P. "Royal Sucker",
followed by a tour in Italy. The band got there the opportunity
to be signed by Sonica Factory. During the recording of
their album "Welcome To The Modern Dance Hall",
they were rewarded by the "best band award" at
Le Printemps de Bourges in France. Then they were proposed
by EMI a distribution deal (with the exception of Belgium
(62TV/Bang) and Italy (Sonica Factory)). In late 1999 their
debut album is praised by criticism. After touring in France
and Belgium, the band will be back as headliner at Le Printemps
de Bourges on April 20th, 2000. Their Dour performance will
undoubtedly confirm their growing success. Every year some
bands bring something new... and we shall hear more about
them in the years to come.
Simonb [from Nameless]