SonVer started life late in 2003, when Jo Quail [cellos, programming] and Ben McLees [guitar, programming, samples] recorded 'Until The Stones Melt' as an experiment/side project away from their band Earth Loop Recall.
As well as being ELR'S keyboardist, Jo has also played cello with a number of bands and artists, including Rose McDowall, Hush The Many, Black Eyed Peas and Digitonal. Prior to being ELR's lead singer and guitarist, Ben played guitar in late 1990's alternative band The Zero Club.
The soundtrack feel to SonVer's music has led to work/collaborations with UK film production companies, and SonVer's live show often incorporates both still and movie projection created by filmmaker Simon Bryant.
In 2005, SonVer released their self-titled debut album, and followed up the release with a series of live dates, including Ashton Court Festival in Bristol, WGT in Leipzig and Fimbulvetr in Edinburgh.
In spring 2007 the Vigil EP was released, and shortly afterwards SonVer expanded to a 4-piece with Alistair Richardson [drums] and Ruban Byrne [guitar/bass] joining Jo and Ben.
SonVer are currently working on a remix album alongside Animat, Digitonal and Dollboy; and are currently mixing their second full length album.SonVer Website
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Music Box 2008 [Dagaz Music] (January 2008)
Compilation CD featuring 2 tracks each from SonVer, Rose McDowall and Naevus.
Vigil EP [Disconnected] (May 2007)
SonVer (album) [Disconnected] (November 2005)
Remember Me/Khat Show Host [Disconnected] (May 2005)
- free CD given away at Betsey Trotwood gig
EP 2 [self-released] (February 2005)
EP 1 [self-released] (August 2004)
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