Verity

Verity

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

...Verity's music ignites that 'umph', that 'hells ya!', that 'this is awesome!' feeling inside of us. Her music has the ability to move someone emotionally and mentally into all kinds of states...enthusiasm, sorrow, hope and joy.

Biography

Verity is a singer and songwriter with a difference. Set on becoming a psychologist, she was surprised in her first year at university when she was inspired to write song lyrics sitting on a beach (Cape Town) on her twentieth birthday. She says it is the best gift she has ever been given, although very daunting and unexpected.

The reason she finally committed to living her dream was the result of losing her father unexpectedly in 1999. The shock of his loss left her searching for meaning and she found it in the form of an 800km solo walk across Spain to Santiago de Compestello. She realized that if she could walk across a country then there wasn’t much she couldn’t do.

Finally on the path, she recorded a demo in 2001 before heading to the States for a year. Her demo single “Raise” was playlisted on SAfm in 2002 and in the same year she won The Catch A Rising Star competition in Florida, USA and was awarded a US working visa as an artist of outstanding ability. She returned to SA in 2003 to focus on building her career here and is due to release her first official radio single “Wherever Love Goes” produced by Theo Crous of the Springbok Nude Girls.

Verity has been performing regularly in Cape Town for the last two years and enjoys a loyal following and is currently back performing in the US and building a strong fan base there as well…

Verity has also ventured into film work. She has had supporting roles opposite Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) in the action adventure “Slipstream” with Vinnie Jones and with Luke Goss in the Steven Seagal movie “The Mercenary”. She also gives her time to worthy causes and is the voice for a radio spot for POWA raising awareness about woman abuse in SA.

Verity boldly launched a CD initiative via her website in 2005 preselling copies of her album "Yet to Be" to raise the money she needs to record it. Future Owners of her CD interactivley create the CD with her, voting for song choices etc. 10.6% of all sales are pledged to 2 charities. One to help victims of woman abuse in South African (www.powa.co.za) and the other to financially aid developing singers in SA (Live Your Dreams Fund).

Verity has already sold 330 future copies in two months, and Live Your Dreams has been able to pay for a young singer to record her demo in Cape Town and 'live her dreams'.

Lyrics

Wherever Love Goes

Written By: Verity

I could fall in love with you,
If you would allow me to.
Slip inside your mind & swim away.
We could hold our breath awhile,
Just let go and drown in style,
Feel love washing over our faces.

We should go with this feeling,
Let our lives take on some meaning.
Love can be welcomed in,
Not turned away.

Chorus: So sink or swim,
'Cos its love we are in,
And you can fight it,
or you can go with the flow.
And breathe it in,
Let it give you wings,
And takes us wherever it is love goes.

We could sink like stones,
Let love cement our bones,
As we settle like shipwrecks on the bed.
We could fall down so deep,
Swim like fish play hide and seek,
Let our thoughts run through each others heads.

We should go with this feeling,
Let our lives take on some meaning.
Love can be welcomed in,
Not turned away.

Chorus: So sink or swim...

Wherever it is love goes,
I'm not afraid to just let go.
Wherever it is,
I can't always read in stars & tea leaves.
Wherever is love goes,
Somethings I just can't know.
Wherever it is,
Can't hold the tide that's washing in.

Chorus: So sink or swim...
'Cos its love we are in,
And you can fight it,
or you can go with the flow.
And breathe it in,
Let it give you wings,
And takes us wherever it is love goes.

Discography

radio singles due for release 2006: Wherever Love Goes, Perfect

Set List

Verity can perform 2 full 45 minute sets of her original material.

Raise
Wherever Love Goes
Perfect
Love Is
Sweet
Going Your Way
If
Don't Throw it away
Tomorrow It'll Change
Take Me Back
Devastation
Would you still love me
Don't Look Back
Will I still be the one
Careless
18 Holes
Shine
Box of Photographs
Little Bit of Peace
Forever In Me