Harp, flute, cello and light synth. Fronted by harpist/composer/producer Carol Tatum, Angels of Venice's sound is ethereal, joyous, uplifting, mysterious and elegant.
UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 26, 2006: An exotic CD of holiday music entitled "Sanctus" (meaning "sacred") was released Winter, 2003. "Sanctus" has been nominated for an award, and features songs such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" arranged with middle eastern percussion, tambura (a sitar-like instrument), harp and has a silky smooth, relaxing feel (available through CDBaby.com). This beautiful CD is actually listen-able year round.
Carol Tatum is now working on a new CD for release in early 2007. This bold, new departure for Angels Of Venice is actually Carol Tatum coming "full circle" back to her rock roots as an electric guitarist in the late 80s and early 90s. Instrumentation will be hammered dulcimer, cello, violin, east Indian female vocals, world percussion, sitar, keyboards, harp and more. The CD, entitled "Primitive Kiss", will be a two-disc release. One CD will be instrumental and the other will have four songs with rock/industrial male lead vocals. The first guest vocalist will be Charles Edward from the industrial/goth/rock band Seraphim Shock. Carol will also be doing a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Four Sticks." Please e mail Carol with any questions about the upcoming release or to be put on the e mailing list. We will let you know when "Primitive Kiss" is out. Peace, please. ~Carol Tatum, ANGELSVEN@aol.com, www.angelsofvenice.com
Contemporary Instrumental / NeoClassical
Beethoven, Bach, Mahler, 13th c. Medieval Music, Renaissance music
Mozart, Renaissance music
Los Angeles-based Angels of Venice completed a U.S. tour January, 2000 playing to mostly sold out shows and garnering standing ovations, encores and selling out CDs at almost every show. Their rendition of "O Holy Night" was featured in the DVD/video "Winter Solstice On Ice" (airing on the A & E channel Winter, 1999) with the CD charting in Billboard Magazine's Top 200. Angels of Venice were voted #2 Favorite Group on Echoes 25 Top Requested Bands Listeners Poll (www.echoes.org is a syndicated radio program covering 165 stations in the U.S.). Angels of Venice are on the cover of the magazine Entertainment Today which was released Friday, March 10, 2000 (see "Artwork" below/left of this page or go to www.ent-today.com). UPDATE: Angels of Venice is happy to find an efficient, organized new record label that actually pays the artist and has nice, non-bullying, non-ego oriented personnel: Trine Records.
Carol Tatum (composer, producer, harp, hammered dulcimer, bouzouki) PLUS MUSICIANS Peggy Baldwin (cello); Cathy Biagini (cello); Susan Craig Winsberg (flutes, recorders); Christopher Pellani (world percussion; visit his website: www.soundformation.com); Ed Graham (keyboards ~ visit his MP3 site www.mp3.com/edgraham); OTHER GUEST ARTISTS include Brian Hughes (oud) and Hugh Marsh (violin) both from Loreena McKennitt's touring band, Turkish sensation Omar Faruk Tekbelik (ney, world percussion) and Eric Gorfain (touring violinist with Page/Plant).
Harp, flute, and cello.
Four Independent Releases: 1) "Music for Harp"; 2) "Awake Inside A Dream"; 3) Angels of Venice: Music for Harp, Flute and Cello"; 4) "Sanctus (Christmas CD)" One Windham Hill Release: "Angels Of Venice" (amazon.com) *****WATCH FOR A VERY EXOTIC NEW 2007 RELEASE!*****
N.A. RETAILER MAGAZINE - "Music For Harp, Flute and Cello" - Wow! Glorious musical compositions, exquisite packaging...strikingly beautiful presentation...powerfully captivates the senses. NAPRA REVIEW MAGAZINE - "Music For Harp, Flute and Cello" - Alluring...leads the listener straight into the world of dreams...surprises the jaded ear. HEARTSONG REVIEW - "Music for Harp, Flute and Cello" - Sensuous...mysterious...evocative...inspiring...I love it! MUSIC DESIGN "IN REVIEW" - "Music for Harp, Flute and Cello" - Enchanting...richly textured...introspective...intimate...enticing
One Windham Hill Release: "Angels of Venice" on Windham Hill Records (www.windham.com) (they won't sell me back my masters so I guess it's still selling well for them... : / ~ Carol)
Los Angeles, CA - USA