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Mike Vennart launches solo crowdfunder

Former Oceansize frontman Mike Vennart has lauched a crowdfunding campaign for his first solo record.

It was written during downtime while on tour as live guitarist with Biffy Clyro, and it’s to be released under the name Vennart.

The work features former bandmates Steve Durose of Amplifier, and Richard ‘Gambler’ Ingram of British Theatre.

Vennart says: “I’ve made a record that’s not far removed from what Oceansize was – and I’m okay with that.”

Lead track Infatuate is available instantly to all who pre-order. Additional pledge points include signed copies, vinyl edition, shirts, artwork print and others.

Vennart appears in the latest edition of Prog, on sale now, also featuring Marillion, Van der Graaf Generator, Nightwish, Steve Hackett and more.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.