Find out why The Veer Union is such a rockin’ cool band, and the reasons you should get out and see them live now. (Or, see The Veer Union on the next tour, if you dared to miss the band this time around.)
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, The Veer Union is a true, quality rock band whose live show should not be missed. Here are five reasons why a seeing the band in concert should not be missed. The Veer Union is currently on tour in support of their upcoming box set Decade: History of Our Evolution (releasing soon) and current radio single Last Regret.
1. An Excellent Live Show
Nothing quite beats a live performance where the artists personally engage with the audience by sharing stories about the band and info behind the music, accompanied by extreme energy, exceptional talent, amazing vocals, and fantastic harmonies. The Veer Union gives its audience just that: a top-notch show. Lead Singer and Songwriter Crispin Earl, along with Rhythm Guitarist Ryan Ramsdell and Lead Guitarist and Harmony Vocalist Dan Sittler, provide a very professional and polished sound, plus a super cool look. The uber-talented drummer sports multi-colored hair, and Crispin Earl has a killer dreadlock mohawk. Bottom line, the Veer Union offers a complete musical package, both audibly and visually.
2. Powerful Music
Talented and mighty vocals, entrancing melodies, and powerfully meaningful and relatable lyrics very simply describe the beautifully complex music performed by The Veer Union. Here’s the deal: the band’s music can be truly enjoyed by a full spectrum of music lovers, from the heaviest of hard rockers to those who like the lighter stuff. Not many bands are able to capture that extreme range of listeners, but The Veer Union is able to pull it off. Some of the songs you might hear in concert are:
- Bitter End (a Number One song on SiriusXM Octane in 2012)
- Darker Side of Me
- Over Me (“I wish I never left you behind. If only I could just push rewind.”)
- Show Me How to Live (Audioslave cover)
- Borderline (Featuring co-vocals by Jonny Hetherington from Art of Dying)
- Seasons (the band’s first song played in the US)
And, you never know… the band might do something impromptu, like play a few acoustic songs because Crispin says there is “an acoustic vibe in here” (like he said in Akron, Ohio at The Empire Concert Club and Bar in January). So, keep your fingers crossed at intimate venues like at El Corazon in Seattle, you might be in for a little surprise. Rock, yeah!
3. The Show Must Go On Attitude
How many times does it happen? A band goes on tour, drives for 72 hours straight in the winter – with no heat in the van unless the vehicle is in motion – the van breaks down, a tire is blown, and…. no shows are cancelled. Oh, and the lead singer partially loses his voice, and still no shows are cancelled. The statistics are unknown, but as Crispin from The Veer Union stated in Akron, the band is “Always going to play like it’s the last show.” Interestingly, Crispin also described that he was singing at a 32% capacity on that particular night. Due to the extraordinary fact the show was quite amazing, one must ponder, how would Crispin have sounded live that night if his voice had been at 100% capacity? Do the math and look out! The point here is that The Veer Union is serious and present, ready and able to conquer despite the odds, and will put on an amazing performance. No. Matter. What.
4. They’re the Real Deal
We hear that “the West is the best” and that “Canadians are nice,” but what does it all mean? Well, in The Veer Union’s case, the west is awesome, Canadians are definitely nice, Vancouver rocks and is completely gorgeous, and all of these things equate to a different perspective that shines through in the band’s music and performance. The band plays and sings from the heart, and talks to anyone and everyone after the show, treating the attendees like highly honored guests. And the really cool part, the band has been offering a T-shirt, two CDs, a poster, and a shot class all for $25. Yes, please!
5. Very Loyal Fan Base
When most of the audience knows all of the words and very happily sings along to the songs, the rest of the audience generally wants to be a part of the team, too. This scenario perfectly describes a show of The Veer Union. So, message to the loyal fans: Get out there and see one of the remaining tour shows before it’s too late! Message to those reading this and not fans yet (gasp!): You will be; just get to a show and experience the magic. (Or, at least download some of The Veer Union music before the next tour begins.)