VEER

VEER

BandAlternativeRock

Time To Break The Spell...

Biography

VEER was formed in early 2006 by Crispin and guitarist Eric Schraeder. Originally from Port Alberni, BC, the two longtime friends surprisingly found themselves living as neighbors: "we knew each other previously because we had played in bands together. We were both living out of our rehearsal studios in downtown East Vancouver," recalls Crispin.

At the time Crispin was the front man of Everything After, where creative differences led to his departure. While the remaining members of Everything After regrouped under the name Hedley, Crispin was gaining attention as a songwriter with credits on Motley Crue's drummer Tommy Lee's solo CD Tommyland: The Ride. Eric, who had recently relocated back to Vancouver after a stint in Los Angeles with 40 Foot Echo (Hollywood Records), was working on projects of his own. Roots, and Fid who play bass and guitars respectively came on board after playing together in bands for years and finally Neil "Spuddy" joined to play drums and round out VEER's lineup.

With this solid lineup, the band entered themselves into the "Vancouver Seeds" Competition put on by the local radio station 99.3 The Fox. This was all still before the band had even played their first show. This competition consisting of over 500 bands eventually found VEER winning a spot in the top 5, and allowing them to play their first couple shows as a band. This was a great start for Veer as their 2nd performance ever was at "Fox Fest Canada Day" in front of 8000 fans. Within less than a year as a band, VEER has sprinted to the top of the local music scene and continues to spread their music all over North America.

Much of VEER's music is a reflection of their life experiences. "Wish You Well" and "Sold Me Out" clearly demonstrate a positive message while showcasing their skills as songwriters. "Wish You Well" is about the area we're living in," explains Crispin, "looking at people who can't turn their lives around. No matter how rough a time we're facing, our life isn't that bad. The only thing we can do for them is to wish them well."

Check out Veer's debut full length CD, done with producer Dean Maher (Trapt, Atreyu, Rise Against) at Green House Studios in Vancouver, BC in 2006.

Veer will be touring all of Canada and the US this summer so stay tuned for more dates....

Lyrics

Over Me

Written By: Crispin Earl and Eric Schraeder

Over me

I wish I never left you behind
If only I could just push rewind
Now that your over me, now that your over me yeah

Verse 1
The memories of us won’t pass
I tried to let them go
Was our love to good to last
Will we ever know
I can see now your gone
I can’t seem to move on
I know why you’re the one
Cause you’re my oxygen

Pre chorus
I wish I never left you behind
If only I could just push rewind

Chorus 1
Now that your over me, now that your over me yeah
You are not my want, you are my need
You are the reason I breath
Now that your over me, now that your over me.
Why was I blind to see

Verse 2
When you fell over the edge
I should of broke your fall
Have you heard a word I said
Are you listening at all
I can see now your gone
I can’t seem to move on
I know why you’re the one
Cause you’re my oxygen

Bridge
I won’t feel the same
I’m stuck inside the shame
And I know I’m to blame
That you don’t feel the same

Youth Of Yesterday

Written By: Crispin Earl and Eric Schraeder

Youth of Yesterday

Your always ending up at the bottom
Your thinking it over
The life you’ve given up left you hollow
Its not too late to start over
Don’t you know your life’s your own mistake
Don’t blame me

Chorus

You are the youth of yesterday sorry
Don’t take it out on me
We are the youth of a new day sorry
Don’t take it out on me
We stumble through the land of lost and broken dreams
Can’t you see your bottled up beyond believe
Don’t blame me

Verse 2

Another day has come, time for healing
You thinking it over
You hid the past away now it’s revealing
It’s not too late to start over
Don’'t you know your life’s your own mistake
Don'’t blame me

Bridge

Don’'t take it out on me
Don'’t take it out on me

Discography

-Debut Album titled "Time To Break The Spell"
-Canadian hit single "Over Me"
-Youth Of A New Day Benefit Tour
(www.ycbafoundation.com)
-New EP soon...

Veer band members have collectively shared the stage with bands such as:
GOD SMACK
SALIVA
BREAKING BENJAMIN
SEETHER
THREE DAYS GRACE
THE USED
FINGER ELEVEN
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
THEORY OF A DEAD MAN
BILLY TALENT
REVIS
SAOSIN
CHEVELLE
SWITCH FOOT
THE KILLERS
AFI
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
RISE AGAINST
MUTE MATH
METRIC and many more.