- Gloria - Vocals / Guitar, Songwriter
- Lorrae - Keyboard (piano!)
- Craig - Bass Guitar
- Jared - Drums
Formerly known as 'Blame Jayne' around the Adelaide music circuit, 'ULTRAVIOLET' is the new front name enhancing our current more flavoursome line-up.
Hard-hitting beats, and sultry but funkadelik bottom-end, provides the soulful groove beneath a range of catchy, flourishing melodies. With more bright than dull musical moments (hence inspiring the name 'UltraViolet'), our original tunes are "easy listening" and can be best described as Acoustic Groove.
Originally a female-based band, our male rhythm section offers diversity in the underlying strength of the music, and is also a good contrast to the feminine lyrics. The individual musical interests and experience of each UV member (ranging from Thrash Metal, through to Folk, Pop, Jazz & Dance) means we have been able to take the original material to another level. With so many influences abroad, we are still alternative in that we have toned down the pop-side and added a few more spices to the mix. DO NOT underestimate ‘UltraViolet’ as the subtlety of tones in the music can be easily spiked (like punch?).
We would like to especially thank Danny Bryan, who has been producing and recording our songs since 2004. His patience & commitment to quality has not gone un-noticed, and his musicality is an inspiration to us all. He has been an absolute pleasure to work with (hard to find these days), and we hope to continue doing business with him throughout the duration of UltraViolet.
Also a big thank you to Deanna Rohrsheim, who's was our mentor and gave us the confidence and the lift we needed to do what we do now. She also introduced us to Danny, above!
And last but not least, a special note from UV member, Gloria to her UV band buddies: I might be the key songwriter who brings the raw material to the group (well 98% of it!), but its these guys that join the party! I've always encouraged & trusted them to bring their own ideas to the music, and they've done me proud in making the songs their own! They're an ultra-committed bunch (hehehe), and we've made some great friendships throughout it all too. So thank you... thank you... thank you!
Whilst you have a listen to our tracks, be part of the history by checkin' out our brief Bio below . And please, please, please.... post us a comment. We'd love any feedback you have to offer!
Thanks, THE UV CREW x
> UV's Gloria was selected in 2004 as one of 5 national finalists to perform (with band) at the Gawler Gourmet & Heritage Festival as part of the 'Glenn Shorrock Music Scholarship Awards'.
> Later that year, her songs were entered into the SCALA Festival of Original Music, where she became the overall winner & most successful songwriter for 2004. She co-won the demo (featuring band) & live performance sections, whilst receiving a lyrical commendation & winning the Star Encouragement Award. The winning songs 'Bumpy Ride' & 'Butter Me Up' feature on SCALA's compilation CD - "Over the Edge", which won a db magazine award for best compilation CD in 2006. (Gloria's now a member on the SCALA Board of Management!)
> In September 2005, our single 'Transparent' was selected to feature on DB's MISA Compilation CD. (This song can be heard above on our playlist).
NOTE: Thanks to original members Lauren (Bass) & Brett (Drums/Guitar), who feature on this demo and a number of earlier tracks. They've played a big part in the arrangement and sound recording of the earlier songs - not to mention lots of gigs! (Thanks to Jane on Vocals also - who was the founding member of this band, and also features on our earlier tracks).
> Gloria was also chosen to represent her old high school Siena College in her role as Patron of the Arts 2005. UV's earlier tracks were recorded for the production of a compilation CD for the Siena Cabaret Festival.
> Feb 07 Sarah’s Café @ Where Inn – Leigh Street Party with Granny Flat, Illicit Eve & Laura Hill.
> Oct 06 "New Arrival" @ The Governor Hindmarsh as support act for Poetical Justice & Andrew Higgs
(and the Sandcastle Harum)
> Sep 04 Support Act for Melbourne Act, Mark Eden @ Jive
NOTE: We've gigged around at a few cool Adelaide venues, which also include Youth and Cultural Awareness weeks, plus a number of Charity-based events.