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King Venus


Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar.


For Gigging 20+ originals.
Like A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Placebo, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool.

The music is concept-based with a clear auteurial vision so I'm looking for musicians who are comfortable with direction and want to be playing something written and complete, as opposed to jamming/co-writing new material.

The music is written for down-tuned 6-string (different tunings; C plus drop-tuning is common), and 5-string bass. I also use a 30" baritone guitar, mainly tuned A-to-A.

There are three sets of material to-date, with varying styles. At the heavier end we're talking 'Undertow/'White Pony', and at the other extreme more 'Pornography'/'Without You I'm Nothing'. The variety is maybe comparable to 'Mellon Collie...'. It's all pretty bleak.

What does success look like?
– Everyone gets along well. Life's too short.
– The group is tight and concerned with the detail and the drama in the music; the song comes first.
– We work towards playing concept-based sets in their entirety (about 50 minutes apiece), starting with 25 minute short sets.
– The artistic direction is cohesive and congruent across media.

Tracking is done for a couple of songs, to be released in 2020.
As far as gigs go, it's more about finding the right people then going from there.

It's all very Art for Art's sake ;).
Also, relentlessly miserable. GSOH required.
There is an occult influence, which may not suit everyone.
Women and non-binaries particularly welcome.

D.M. Any of the videos marked 'EXPLICIT' contain ill-mannered/emotive language.

N.B. The lyrics featured on videos marked '[Explicit Title]' are satirical and intentionally crude. They do not reflect my views or personality. Ta.

FTR: Re: 'Jack The Ripper' – I do not endorse Morrissey's political views.


I'm open to doing non-KV stuff. The Videos here are probably the best demonstration of what I do writing- and playing-wise.

I also have a profile for jazz/function/tribute, which is nothing like KV. Let cognitive dissonance commence!:


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Sep 17 2018
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Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
33 years


The Cure, Tool, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, Japan, Radiohead, Nirvana, Deftones, Ulver, Kate Bush, Failure, Smashing Pumpkins. General post-punk and wave.

Theatre; e.g. Requardt & Rosenberg.