VENUS EPK OCTOBER 2022

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UK singer-songwriter Venus, whose emotion-packed and heart-warming live stream show VenusWorld has become one of the biggest musical success stories on the multi-million audience viewing platform Twitch, releases her new single ‘Royals’, a fan favourite and an uplifting and emotional alt/electro pop version of the Lorde classic, on her own Hand Delivered Records label on Friday 21st October. 

A totally committed performer and musician as well as a much loved presenter, Venus has hosted over 800 ‘gigs’ since launching on Twitch in 2018, totalling nearly 2000 performance hours, building a set of over 300 songs, including a growing stockpile of emotion-packed covers and originals. She currently has 65,000 Twitch followers and regularly performs live to audiences of between 450-600, the equivalent of playing 5+ packed gigs every week at London’s famous Marquee Club. During that time she has released two covers albums, Feels:Covers Vol 1&2, and her own double album of original songs titled ‘VenusWorld’ as well as various singles.

Having consolidated her Twitch fan base Venus has in the last 2 months started to spread her wings to TikTok. Her ‘songs in a British accent’ niche has seen her go viral with covers of songs such as ‘Jolene’, ‘Teenage Dirtbag, ‘Sounds of Silence’ and ‘Paint it Black’ - amassing over 2 million views and 30,000 followers in just a few weeks.

Fun Venus facts: Venus was previously known as Sophie Janes with her debut album being ‘The Fog’ which was mastered in London's legendary Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton who has also worked on releases for The Beatles, Aurora, The Chemical Brothers and Mumford and Sons; the title track was featured globally in SKY TV's Formula 1 coverage; her debut gig was London's Earls Court, swiftly followed by Balham's iconic 'The Bedford Arms' where artists such as Ed Sheeran, U2 and The Clash have given early career performances; Twitch stream visitors have included DeadMau5 and mega Youtuber Mr Beast who donated £1100 in one hit!

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ROYALS

DROPS 21/10/22

'ROYALS' is the brand new single from Venus. This uplifting and emotive alt/electro pop version of the Lorde hit has become a fan favourite on the VenusWorld Twitch  show.

EMAIL:bazza@handdeliveredrecords.com for details.

FEELS:COVERS VOL 2

FEELS:COVERS, VOL.2

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OUT NOV 26TH 2021

PRESS RELEASE - FEELS:COVERS,VOL.2

UK singer-songwriter Venus, whose emotion-packed live stream show VenusWorld has become one of the biggest musical success stories on the multi-million audience viewing platform Twitch, is set to unleash her fan-inspired album ‘Feels:Covers,Vol.2’,  globally on November 26th on her own Hand Delivered Records label.

Feels:2, which follows the release of her own originals album VenusWorld earlier in 2021, contains a mouthwatering mix of acapella, stripped back and full production cover songs shaped over hundreds of live performances by Venus on Twitch. 

Songs include her highly popular 'Windmills of Your Mind' reworking that has gained over 180,000 views on youtube, a sensational and haunting live acapella Twitch recording of 'Scarborough Fair' and radical full production transformations of Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger' and The Foo Fighters' rock classic 'The Pretender'. 

Alongside these are rich and dreamy interpretations of The Mamas and Papas 'Dream a Little Dream', the Bacharach and David classic 'Close to You' (made famous by The Carpenters) - and heart-rending versions of Radiohead's 'I Will' and the lesser known Rob Dickinson song 'The End of the World'. 

With other stripped back 'live' performances, featuring Venus's unique vocal and piano styling of Joni Mitchell's 'Case of You', Bonnie Raitt's 'I Can't Make You Love me' and Glen Hansard's 'The Moon', "Feels:Covers, Vol.2" is an album that will transport you into other worlds. 

Venus loves highlighting lesser known artists in her song selections and this album features a full acapella reworking of the brilliant Scott Matthews song 'Underlying Lies'.

Venus is bound to be the new shining star in pop music.” - Gary Lefkowith (Feb 2021)

Radio Promoter and Producer - Artists worked with include Prince, ShaniaTwain, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi.

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VENUSWORLD

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'VENUSWORLD' is the brand new album from UK singer-songwriter and Twitch music streamer Venus.

Over two years in the making, ‘VenusWorld’ is an album that has been shaped by the unique alchemy that happens when ‘artist meets fan’ in a live interactive environment such as music streaming. Venus, whose powerful and haunting voice and piano-playing
'VENUSWORLD' is the brand new album from UK singer-songwriter and Twitch music streamer Venus.

Over two years in the making, ‘VenusWorld’ is an album that has been shaped by the unique alchemy that happens when ‘artist meets fan’ in a live interactive environment such as music streaming. Venus, whose powerful and haunting voice and piano-playing lie at the centre of all her performances, has come to know her fans, their passions, their struggles and their values. And she celebrates her own stories and those of her fans through her compositions which explore subjects as challenging as addiction (‘The Devil at Your Door’ - lofi indie pop), as powerful as belief systems (‘God From Joe’s Perspective’ - alt indie) and as personal as imposter syndrome (A Million Voices’- lofi pop).

Co-produced with record-producer dad Bazza (who made his living as an engineer and producer in the formative days of the UK house music scene and who was one of the first UK songwriters/producers to sign to Motown’s UK publishing division), ‘VenusWorld’ is unashamedly diverse and draws its inspiration from a deep pool of musical influences that span several decades and many genres with flavours of Lana Del Rey, Adele, Aurora, Bowie, Radiohead and cinematic soundtracks. From the contemporary beats of the love song ‘Swathe of Stars’ to the 007 rock vibes of the paranoia-themed ‘Hunted’ to the stripped back acoustic rawness of ‘Her’- a song all about having the courage to express yourself - ‘VenusWorld’ is the unveiling of an artist who has truly found a way to express herself through a diversity of styles
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PRESS release

Venus

"VenusWorld"

RELEASE DATE: 26th February 2021

Label: HAND DELIVERED RECORDS

DISTRIBUTION: AWAL

UPC: 5056167154129 

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UK singer-songwriter Venus, whose emotion-packed live stream show VenusWorld has become one of the biggest musical success stories on the multi-million audience viewing platform Twitch, is set to unleash her fan-inspired album ‘VenusWorld’, her debut album as Venus, globally on February 26th on her own Hand Delivered Records label.

Over two years in the making, ‘VENUSWORLD’ is an album that has been shaped by the unique alchemy that happens when ‘artist meets fan’ in a live interactive environment such as music streaming. Venus, whose powerful and haunting voice and piano-playing lie at the centre of all her performances, has come to know her fans, their passions, their struggles and their values. And she celebrates her own stories and those of her fans through her compositions which explore subjects as challenging as addiction (‘The Devil at Your Door’ - lofi indie pop), as powerful as belief systems (‘God From Joe’s Perspective’ - alt indie) and as personal as imposter syndrome (A Million Voices’- lofi pop).

Co-produced with record-producer dad Bazza (who made his living as an engineer and producer in the formative days of the UK house music scene and who was one of the first UK songwriters/producers to sign to Motown’s UK publishing division), ‘VENUSWORLD’ is unashamedly diverse and draws its inspiration from a deep pool of musical influences that span several decades and many genres with flavours of Lana Del Rey, Adele, Aurora, Bowie, Radiohead and cinematic soundtracks. From the anthemic fan favourite 'A Million Voices', to the contemporary beats of the love song ‘Swathe of Stars’, from the 007 rock vibes of the paranoia-themed ‘Hunted’ to the stripped back acoustic rawness of ‘Her’- a song all about having the courage to express yourself - ‘VENUSWORLD’ is the unveiling of an artist who has truly found a way to express herself through a diversity of styles. 

A committed performer and musician, Venus has played over 450 'gigs’ since launching on Twitch in 2018, totalling over 1200 performance hours, building a set of over 300 songs, including a growing stockpile of originals. She currently has 34,000 Twitch followers and regularly performs live to audiences of between 400-500, the equivalent of playing 5 packed gigs every week at London’s famous Marquee Club.

Fun Venus facts: Venus was previously known as Sophie Janes with her debut album being ‘The Fog’ which was mastered in London's legendary Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton who has also worked on releases for The Beatles, Aurora, The Chemical Brothers and Mumford and Sons; the title track was featured in SKY TV's Formula 1 coverage; her debut gig was London's Earls Court, swiftly followed by Balham's iconic 'The Bedford Arms' where artists such as Ed Sheeran, U2 and The Clash have given early career performances; Twitch stream visitors have included DeadMau5 who asked Venus live on stream to collaborate and mega Youtuber Mr Beast who donated £1100 in one hit!

ABOUT THE FOG

'The Fog' was Venus's debut album (then known as known as Sophie Janes), crafted over a two year period. Cinematic pop meets orchestral grandeur; concert piano meets in-your-face voice; Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Lana del Rey and Adele meet Einaudi, Howard Shore and Ramin Djawadi. Shaped around melodies brought into life by her piano-based songwriting, Venus created an album that brings together the drama and rawness of the emotional battle-field in 'Stop Me', the playful yet disturbing environment of a child's mind in 'The Web', the summer of love harmonic inspiration in 'Diving for Pearls' and the epic drum-driven power of despair in 'Paralysed'. Title track 'The Fog' was used globally by SKY Sports TV in their Formula 1 coverage and has become another stream favourite, even leading to a special Twitch remix inspired by the community.

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TWITCH Followers 35,000 (1500 monthly subscribers)

INSTA: 3,500

YOUTUBE: 5,200

TWITTER: 2,100

FACEBOOK: 3,000 

LATEST PLAYLIST ADD 13/03/2021

BEFORE SLEEP - 'BEFORE YOU GO'

Thanks so much to the Ismet Emre Usta for adding  Venus's 'Before You Go', from the new VenusWorld album, to the  'Before Sleep' Spotify playlist. 

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