Yes, this is some ah-some Rock music for your summer days and nights.
When I say Rock Music, or Rock Band, or Rock Star, what image(s) immediately comes to mind? Kravitz, Guns N Roses, Kiss, The Cure, Hendricks, Van Halen, Zeppelin, Bowie? (to name a few)?
Well, I pretty much figured these would be some of the answers simply because looking back on music there were not many females in Rock even though women came onto the scene of Rock music back in the 1930s. But clearly they were not on the main stage or making it to the airwaves until the 1960s. So of course most fans of Rock music instantly think of the male form when they are asked this question and they are not wrong.
But when music videos became a cult favorite in the 80’s, females in Rock began to create more waves. They were displaying their nine inch nails, their diamond studded stilettos, and their leather. They were rebellious and they were raw. So now we have Chrissie Hynde, Tracy Chapman, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt, Courtney Love, Brittany Howard, The Go-Gos, Grace Slick, Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Grace Jones, Annie Lenox as well as others who have laid tracks and are making and leaving their mark.
Well, I have run across many female “Rockers” today, but one that stands out in the crowd as a legend in the making is Verity White. If you do not know her, shame on you, but there’s hope. Read on, and I bet once you get finished reading, you will be a fan of this diamond.
Hailing from the UK, Verity White has the same work ethic, dangerous panache, and lyrical flavor and stamina as those females listed above.
Formally an active member in function bands and theatrical productions, it wasn’t until 2016 that Verity began digging her nails in Rock music as a solo artist. She went on tour with Pendragon as a backing vocalist and followers began to become curious as to how her own voice sound. Working along with her husband Alex, Verity found her sound and her style and introduced it to the globe professionally in autumn 2016 with her first release.
Since 2016, Verity has garnered accolades for her originality and sound receiving the honor of “The Best Female Indie Artist” (Spiderweb Radio) and “Best Alternative Rock Song” (Akademia Awards Jul 2017). Indie radio stations have established her as a regular on their playlists across the world while she racks up promotional scores from active social media platforms and channels.
Preceding her most recent work in music are two EPs “Parentheses” and “Stripped Bare.”
Her latest release “Breaking Out” is a collection of Rock songs kissed by Soul, Punk, Progressive, Folk, and EDM which just puts her above her Rock female competitors today on mainstream radio.
Verity’s personality is like a diamond which just gets brighter and of more value under pressure and she has conveyed this distinctiveness into “Breaking Out” which exhibits how females, like diamonds, just get better and better and they win!
That’s why she’s on my Indie Music List for the Summer – it’s going to be blazin! I bet you pick her music to be on your summer playlist too.
To purchase “Breaking Out” go to https://veritywhite.bandcamp.com/album/breaking-out. Follow her on Twitter @VeeBear.