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Encyclopedia > Venini
Country Sheffield, England
Years active 19982001
Genres Britpop, Indie rock, Artrock
Labels Bikini Records
Members Debbie Lime
Russell Senior
Nick Eastwood
Rob Barton
Danny Hunt
Charlie Collins
Michael Ash
Nick Burke (Nikki Trash)

Venini were a British guitar band formed in late 1998. They were formed by guitarist and violinist Russell Senior after his departure from Pulp, and also featured Debbie Lime (vocals), Nick Eastwood (bass), Rob Barton (drums) and Danny Hunt (keyboards). Charlie Collins of Clock DVA was a part time member on woodwind. Hunt later left to form Ladytron, and was replaced by Michael Ash. For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock and cultural movement which gained popularity in Great Britain in the mid 1990s, characterised by the prominence of bands influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Russell Senior (born 18 May 1961, in Sheffield, England), is the former guitarist and violinist in the band Pulp. ... Russell Senior (born 18 May 1961, in Sheffield, England), is the former guitarist and violinist in the band Pulp. ... Pulp are a British Britpop band, formed in Sheffield, England, in 1978 by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Clock DVA is an electronic music group from Sheffield, England. ... Ladytron are a band formed in Liverpool, England. ...

Gaining much press due to Senior's Pulp connection, the band's awkward, experimental brand of artpop was lauded by some but received lukewarm reception in the music press. They released just three singles during their lifetime - Mon Camion (1999), Carnival Star (1999) (both on the band's own Bikini Records) and the Unshaker EP (2000), which was available only via mail order from the band's website.

Senior himself left towards the end of the band's life, planning to take a more managerial role, and was replaced with Nick Burke (also known as Nikki Trash), but this new line up never came to anything and the band announced their split in 2001.

Lime and Ash formed a shortlived new band called Tokyo Lucky Hole after Venini's demise, and Ash now works as a well-respected sound engineer in Sheffield, and continues to work in experiental music, including a project with Charlie Collins called Cerberus. Eastwood formed Hiem with former All Seeing I singer Bozz, which have released a number of well-received singles. Barton and Burke both play in the Human League's live band. For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Electronic dance duo from Sheffield, England. ... The All Seeing I are a British electronic music group comprising Dean Honer, Jason Buckle and DJ Parrot (real name Richard Barratt). ... The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in 1977, who, after several changes in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and a limited comeback in the mid-1990s. ...

Russell Senior announced before Venini's split that he was quitting music to open an antique shop, but in recent years he has played violin with The Long Blondes, and looks set to produce the second album by Art Brut. The Long Blondes are a 5-piece art-rock band from Sheffield in England. ... Art Brut performing at the Charlotte in Leicester in May 2005. ...



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