Carl Tweed (Born 30 June 1981) more commonly known by his stage name Vader aka Vades, is a Independent UK music artist.
He is widely known for his innovative input into the Birmingham/Midlands Grime scene, he started out in the late 90’s MCing over Jungle and Garage on local pirate radio stations.
Vader is one of the most influential MC’s to come out of the midlands, yet his distinctive lyrics and flows are recognised across the globe. Over the years he has released several projects, from his highly anticipated first mixtape “F*** a Deadline” (2005) up to his most recent EP “Nothing Like the Rest” (2017).
Check out Vader’s first single off his new album ‘Nothing Like the Rest’ below with ‘Hard To Go’.
Besides the numerous releases, from as far back as 1999 Vader continues to perform on many occasions across the UK & Europe. He was a permanent fixture at Sidewinder up until 2010 when he suffered from a Brain Haemorrhage. Following a long recovery, he started working on new material & entitled his next project “Road to Recovery” (2011). This project was supported by Kiss FM & BBC 1xtra who both gave Vader a platform to showcase the project & share it with the world. He continues to release music and has a variety of projects coming out later this year and is already planning his releases for 2019. Vader is renowned by his peers for being down to earth and humble in his approach to the music industry.
Here is Vader teaming up with Realz for Hitmans single ‘Come Through’. Watch the music video below.
In 2008 he founded the infamous Midlands grime collective “Invasion Alert” which created a platform for many artists which have gone on to be incredibly successful to date. He is a Birmingham Grime Pioneer and has influenced, inspired & helped many of today’s Birmingham artists along their journeys.
The show goes on and in the words of Vader “the fat lady hasn’t even done her verse yet.”
Let’s see what Vader has to say about Vocalzone!!
“Vocalzone has helped me massively over the years, it’s my go to voice repair tool. One memory that sticks in my mind was last December I had 4 shows in 48 hours. After the second performance, I had overused my voice and was struggling to project clearly, a few hours before the 3rd show I used Vocalzone which worked wonders on my throat and vocal chords and helped me perform again to my full potential.”