Unique Records turned 25 this year!! Blood, sweat, tears (of joy) and unconditional love for music makes Unique what it is today! Now it’s time to celebrate this with you cause without you guys (and girls) there would be no Unique Records! What’s up so far? There will some awesome live bands: PLANET ASIA (CA, USA), Laura Vane & The Vipertones (Brighton/Dordrecht), Paul Doherty (The Vals, Belfast), Rhonda but that’s not all, don’t miss out on these great deejays on different floors: FUNK & HIP HOP FLOOR: DJ FORMAT (UK), Spruzzi, Gogo, and label owner Henry Storch. On our VINTAGE FLOOR you’ll find the Legendary Keb Darge (Philippines), Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz, UK), Michael, Wink & Gu Continue reading
Woooooaaaaahhhh it’s been a while! Hasn’t it? Don’t worry and don’t panic, we’re still here, making music and doing shows. We just had to cool off for a little bit while Laura took care of family business and Phil and Ton were busy releasing new records with other projects! Continue reading
Here we go again! It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on what’s been going on with Laura Vane and the Vipertones. We have a very good reason for this. Laura has been busy back in England having a baby and settling into motherhood. Since this beautiful arrival, Laura has been giving a lot of her time and energy to this little girl and now she is ready to start turning her attention to the new album, needless to say, with new inspirations and emotional journeys to draw from. Continue reading
Three years after it’s initial release the Laura Vane & The Vipertones original ‘Christmas Day With Me‘ was picked by Walt Disney Poland for use in one of Poland’s best watched youth programs. A whole new video (very professional like we’re used from Walt) was shot. And we speak the video is featured daily on Poland’s National television and on Walt Disney’s own Youtube channel and has been watched over almost 40.000 times in only 1 week. Continue reading
It’s been a great year for the Vipertones again! It’s always brilliant playing to such vibrant and excited crowds at the festivals and we pick up new wonderful music lovers along the way with each new city we play. Thanks to all of you who made it along to any of our shows and for your support! We’ve loved making you move and seeing you sing along!
For now, myself and the Vipertones will be taking some time off touring and performing and spending more time in the studio writing and recording our 3rd album. Yes! That’s right! For those of you who have been with us for a while now… We’re now in the process of putting together songs for a new record for you to hear. Please hold tight, we promise keep you updated with all progress we make! Continue reading
Dutch/ English outfit Laura Vane & The Vipertones drop a disco-touched jazz-funk cover of seventies number I Can’t Move No Mountains for the new millennium. Originally performed by R&B/ big-band/psychedelia fusioneers Blood, Sweat & Tears and covered many times, you’d have to move a mountain to improve on Margie Joseph’s soul-disco version and even if Vane and co don’t managethis impossible task, they do manage to dislodge a respectable amount of scree. Over on the flip (for this is a vinyl seven inch release) you’ll find a nu-funky rerub of the band’s own 110 per cent by the band’s own bass player Ton Van der Kolk (a.k.a. Draaikolk) which they were pretty much obligated to do to restore honour after all the dodgy house versions that got entered in their remix comp. Honestly, if you want something done properly… Continue reading
Last week saw the Vipertones perform to two fabulous crowds of musically influential and culturally vibrant cities in the UK for the first time ever! It has been a long time in the planning, but finally Phil, Ton, Frank, Pieter and Sanne stepped foot on British soil to play to highly anticipating audiences. On Tuesday 31st July The Dutchies took to the road from Holland, crossed the water from France and headed directly to the Capital, London for their debut performance at the Floridita in Soho. A very exciting time to visit London, during the Olympics! Joined by British horn players, Rich Beesley and Ben Edwards, the guys put on a great show once reunited with their leading lady. Rewarded with huge applause and a dancing crowd, the venue opened their arms to a return from the Vipertones some time in the future. A big thanks to Steven Tagg-randall for capturing some moments on his camera and sharing. Look . Continue reading