V*enna - All The Way To Heaven

Tuesday 1st August 2000
V*enna - All The Way To Heaven

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Essential

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Former Psalmistry and Storm vocalist Lucy Britten teams up with American singer Sharnessa Shelton to form a girl pop duo determined to take on Britney! Along with Shine, they represent the British girlie invasion of American CCM and we should be waving the flag. OK, OK, V*enna are only half British but even now as you read this, Zarc Porter is ensconced in a studio somewhere in deepest, darkest Manchester churning out a pile more of these top tunes for the duo's debut album. So really it is the dancepop that we Brits do so well! This two-song taster (in seven different mixes) is a calling card for a band being hyped to blazes in the American scene. "All The Way To Heaven" is an Abba-esque piece of perfect pop (I even started singing "Winner Takes It All" half way through) which is annoyingly catchy! "Sunshine And Rain" has all the trademark sounds and production which has endeared Shine, Storm, JITHOG3 to your heart - good solid pop music acting as a gateway to ministry and destined to catch the attention of contemporary pop fans everywhere. Sharnessa and Lucy's voices blend perfectly and I can't wait for the album!

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