Artist Biography Available in: Dune is a German Rave/Happy Hardcore/Techno/progressive trance band. The band took its name from the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert.
Oliver Froning was born on July 25, 1963 in Münster, Germany. He began his music career in 1984 under the name djraw. Together with Jens Oettrich, Bernd Burhoff he started the group Dune in 1992. The group performed from 1992 to 2000. Since 2004 Froning has been concentrating on his project djraw.
Their first single “Hardcore Vibes” featured the voice of Oliver’s then 11-year-old cousin Janine. Their second single “Are You Ready to Fly?” sounded quite different and already featured the typical Dune-style with high-pitched vocals and a catchy melody.
At the end of 1996 the band released the album “Forever” with a lot of tracks in a classical style - all tracks where performed together with the London Session Orchestra (see Dune & The London Session Orchestra). Lead singer Verena Von Strenge left Dune after the release of “Forever” to start a solo career. Dune came back in April 1998 with a new lead singer (Vanessa Hörster). The single “Keep the Secret” was only a medium success and its successor “Electric Heaven” flopped completely.
In late 1999 Verena Von Strenge came back as lead singer after her solo career was not as successful as she wanted it to be. The single “Dark Side of the Moon” was released and the album “Reunion” was produced and ready for release in May 2000. However the album was never released due to a court order that stopped the single “Heaven”.
The latest single released was “Rainbow To The Stars 2003”, a rework of their 1996 classic. It was released on 23 June 2003.