Verity is now represented in 2017 by UK music company, I’m not a machine music. Published by Faber Music, new song works are in development, with a particular focus on sync licensing. Having recently collaborated with Scottish/NZ electronic duo Modifier, Verity’s singing and song writing abilities are also being showcased within an edgier, darker sound in their production music albums, in addition to production music collaborations with British producers MOTIF and groovefurnisher. A brand new co-write is also in the works with Czech Drum n Bass producer Panorama!
“Most artists remind me of someone; your work is always unique and original. I really respect that”
For fans, mid 2015 EP ‘Almost Strong Enough’ was released after the ‘Recompense’ single, which followed the late 2013 release ’A Song Yet Sung…Part Two’. Delivered on UK based indie label Silvery Records, and I’m not a machine productions, this previewed music with an international band spanning the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, bringing an acoustic jazzy feel to her thoughtful lyrics and calm vocals. For the Song Yet Sung series, recordings at producer groovefurnisher’s studio in Birmingham, England, saw long term band members in attendance – guitarist Si Hayden, drummer Ben Haines, bassist Wayne Matthews, backing vocalist Francesca Egan plus French saxophonist Patrick Goutanier and violinist Jools Street. With sponsorship previously from Bang & Olufsen in New Zealand, radio play from the likes of BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire and Radio Ponsonby Auckland, performances at venues throughout the Midlands, the Godiva Festival in the UK, as well as live shows in NZ’s North Island, including an appearance representing the British Council in New Zealand during Brits At The Beach, the songs introduce spiritual themes to the listener through an ‘easy on the ear’ style.
Verity trained early on in KaiAmea – a school of therapy and spiritual development based on quantum and meta-physics. With a formal background as a devising theatre performer and director in Non-descript theatre company, Verity graduated from Theatre & Professional Practice at Coventry University, UK where she first began writing and recording new music. The first release was an acoustic EP entitled ‘Calmly Contemplate’ (2004) with current Sony/ATV artist Olivia Broadfield on guitar and backing vocals, followed by a full album called ’Glassbox Vol.1′ (2005, remixed and remastered 2007 for iTunes) as part of the ‘spank-jazz’ trio Hojo. This led onto the EP ’Bamboo Sessions’ (2007) produced by Hojo collaborator – composer and multi-instrumentalist Sunim Koria. Leaving her theatre career to pursue music full time in 2007 led to the discovery of all the current English band members through the live music circuit in Coventry. This has seen a series of releases on Silvery Records from the debut album ’Trust Again’ (2009), single ’Step Forwards’ (2009) to live album ‘The Journey Live at Playwrights’ (2010) followed swiftly by rock EP ’This Mess’ (2010). Relocating to Auckland, Verity started to write new material in 2011, recorded and released ‘A Song Yet Sung…Part One’ (2012) and ‘A Song Yet Sung…Part Two’ (2013).
Running international creative production company I’m not a machine productions, and now I’m not a machine music, Verity has initiated and overseen all creative projects since its’ inception in 2006. She has worked with English animator-artists Sarra Hornby and Ben Skirth, British artists Brian Harley and Amerjit Kaur Dhaliwell, New Zealand guitarist Warren George, French and English producers VE Sound and groovefurnisher on electronic based remixes, with her music inspired by the likes of Gemma Hayes, India.Arie, and Lizz Wright.