INDIE DANCE: NAN VERNON / SECRET KNOWLEDGE / RECYCLE OR DIE

Remixes from Secret Knowledge (Kris Needs) and Recycle or Die for little-known Nan Vernon.

 

Nan Vernon is a Canadian singer who spent some time in the UK in the mid-90s. Real name – Nancy Claire Vernon – she was born in Toronto, Canada on October 7th 1967. Her father was Canadian actor John Vernon (1932-2005), who would later star in films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Animal House, and in countless episodes of Hawaii Five-O. Her mother was a model and actress called Nancy West. She had three brothers, Chris, Grant and Jim, and a sister Kate, who would also become a successful Hollywood actress, playing scheming Ellen Tigh in Battlestar: Galactica.

 

In the early 1990s, she was a member of ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart’s backing band, The Spiritual Cowboys. Nan signed to Anxious Music Publishing (the publishing arm of Anxious Records) and, in between touring and recording commitments with the Spiritual Cowboys, began working on demos of her songs, in Anxious Music’s 16 Track studio. This would eventually lead to her ony proper album “Manta Ray” from which the single “Elvis Waits” is taken.

 

The original version of Elvis Waits is a grown up version of a Tori Amos single without that kooky edge. The remixes are pretty much what you’d expect. Stevie Be Zet produces an ambient/trance mix for Recycle or Die and Kris Needs produces a mid-paced trancer but is the better of the two.

 

Nan Vernon – Elvis Waits (Recycle Or Die Mix)
Nan Vernon – Elvis Waits (Secret Knowledge Aaron Mix)

 

Nan Vernon fansite

 

~ by acidted on March 29, 2009.

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