Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Annie Lennox, Adele, Baby Animals


band members

Vera Black


Influences

Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, Jim Morrison Stevie Nicks


Unearthed artists we like

D. Rogers, MA, M. Jack Bee, Leroy Lee, Babaganouj, FOAM, C1 Beats, MASK


Bio

Vera Black is a part Maori, Australian Singer/ Songwriter she has a unique heart-felt style of Folk/Soul/Rock..., as she puts it 'Modern Woodstock'.. that she blends into real music, touching on real issues. Ms.Black's temporary move to London see’s her taking up an Artist Development opportunity to work with former Island/DefJam UK President Marc Marot (U2, The Verve, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey) who is now CEO/Chairman of Crown Talent UK.(Jessie J) The the New Zealand born artist started writing songs 10 years ago in her hometown of Perth, WA, and has gone from strength to strength since then. Vera Black was well known around the live Sydney scene, selling out Venues like the Basement and the Vanguard, time and time again. Although some of you may remember as 'Amanda Baker'. Some more of her noteworthy accolades include, 'Grand Prize Winner' for 'Show Me The Music 2010' International songwriting competition, in Nashville for her song 'The Fool', 'Best Live Artist' at the 2007 Musicoz Awards, Best Video' for 'Addictions' at the 2007 Digi Festival Florence Italy, 'Best Swag' at the IMA's 2008 NY USA, and 'Best Cover Art' at the IMA's 2008 NY USA. Digifestival Jury Member, Roli Mosimann (Producer of Faith No More, Smashing Pumpkins) said, “She impressed me most with her abilities and rare talent of transporting the emotional content of her music straight to the heart, without filters or distractions. She is not just singing a great song about a difficult subject, she is telling a story and lets you feel and participate in what it all means to her in a way only great musicians can do. Beware! A truly addictive voice.”