Verity Pabla

Verity Pabla

 Coventry, England, GBR
BandPopAdult Contemporary

I perform with a band of incredibly talented musicians playing the songs I write, which are about love and relationships, self-development and awareness, and experiences in this ever changing life and our world. Our sound is mellow and soulful, and we share something quite personal!

Biography

Mid-2012 release 'A Song Yet Sung...Part One' on UK based indie label Silvery Records, previews the latest music from Verity Pabla with an international band spanning the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, bringing a jazz/soul feel to the thoughtful, heart-based lyrics and mellow vocals of the British born singer-songwriter-guitarist. Sponsored by Bang & Olufsen in New Zealand and now managed by Linda Nelson of Envision Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, USA, Verity's music is starting to reach ears around the globe. With 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 in her current home of New Zealand, including an appearance representing the British Council in New Zealand during Brits At The Beach, the warm and soulful songs introduce spiritual themes to the listener through an 'easy on the ear' style.

"The ultimate aim I have for my music is to empower individuals to live their truth, be emotionally honest, and self-loving! This life is a beautiful one and, although it might be challenging, it is also full of opportunities to grow, to love, and to create our reality from a place of power and passion."

For 'A Song Yet Sung...Part One', Verity recorded at producer Groove Furnisher's studio in Birmingham, England with long term band members - guitarist Si Hayden, drummer Ben Haines, bassist Wayne Matthews, backing vocalist Francesca Egan plus a new addition in the form of accomplished French saxophonist Patrick Goutanier. The new songs have come from her experience of "moving to the other side of the world alone to fulfil a long-held vision, letting go of the past, and embracing 'the moment' and the joy of taking risks whilst allowing life to flow". Currently collaborating with UK/NZ electronic duo Modifier, Verity's singing and song writing abilities are also being showcased within an edgier, darker sound in their debut album due for release on Karin Park's record label State Of The Eye Recordings in late 2012.

Verity is trained in KaiAmea - a school of therapy and spiritual development based on quantum and meta-physics, which has infused her life with a sense of deeper meaning, understanding, and a focus on expression through creative form. With a 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) as part of the 'spank-jazz' trio Hojo. This led onto 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). Having relocated to Auckland, Verity started to write new material in 2011 and continues to song write in anticipation of the next studio album.

Running international creative production company I'm not a machine productions, Verity has initiated and overseen all creative projects since its' inception in 2006. She has previously worked with animator-artists Sarra Hornby and Ben Skirth, artists Brian Harley and Amerjit Kaur Dhaliwell, producers VE Sound and Groove Furnisher on electronic based remixes, with her original music having been inspired by the likes of Eva Cassidy, Sarah MacLachlan, Heather Nova, Gemma Hayes, Shea Seger, Amy Mann, and India.Arie. Honoring her favourite artist, Lizz Wright, the band have produced a version of Wright's song 'Speak Your Heart' for the latest release, hoping to reach the hearts and ears of the discerning soul-focused listener.

Lyrics

Where My Heart Lays

Written By: Verity Pabla

Give me some music to write for you
Give me some tunes to play
Let me love you if you want to
Promise I am here to stay
I am here to stay

Here’s where my heart lays
Here’s where my heart lays
Here’s where my heart lays

Yeah
I know that love ain’t simple
But are we better off alone
The answer to this question
Is deep inside your heart

‘Cos I will love you
If you let me
Promise I am here to stay
I am here to stay

You’re where my heart lays
You’re where my heart lays
You’re where my heart lays

Awaiting Me

Written By: Verity Pabla

Setting out on this road
Sometimes I forget where I want to go
But can I come into my own
With the odds against me
And with some people saying no

But you're a sweet thing
They say
And it's a good life good life good life
You're a sweet thing
They say
And it's a good life good life good life
Awaiting me
Awaiting you
It's waiting for us
Just waiting for us

Blazing forth across this Earth
Beloved I know you're on your own
So can I come into your world?
Bringing all I am with me
And some people that I love

'Cos you're a sweet thing
They say
And it's a good life good life good life
You're a sweet thing
I know
And it's a good life good life good life
Awaiting you
Awaiting me
It's waiting for us
Just waiting on us
'Cos it's a good life good life good life
It's a good life good life good life

Setting out
Blazing forth
'Cos it's a good life
Just waiting on us
It's waiting for us

All You Can Feel

Written By: Verity Pabla

When someone pulls away
'Cos you can't give them what they want
But you love them oh so much
It's hard to say what you feel inside

It's hurting it's soulful and it's mellow
It's all that you can think of
It's painful its acceptance and its wrong
It's all that you can feel
This is life this is passion this is thought and feeling all mixed into one
This is you this is me this is us and spirit all mixed into one

When someone needs some space
'Cos it's what they need to get by
But you want to hold them close
It's hard to know what's best and what's right

It's hurting it's soulful and it's mellow
It's all that you can think of
It's painful its acceptance and its wrong
It's all that you can feel
This is life this is passion this is thought and feeling all mixed into one
This is you this is me this is us and spirit all mixed into one

It's hurting it's soulful and it's mellow
It's all that you can think of
It's painful its acceptance and its wrong
It's all that you can feel

This is life this is passion this is thought and feeling all mixed into one
This is you this is me this is us and spirit all mixed into one

It's hurting it's soulful and it's mellow
It's all that you can think of
It's painful its acceptance and its wrong
It's all that you can feel

This is life this is passion this is thought and feeling all mixed into one
This is you this is me this is us and spirit all mixed into one

Secrets

Written By: Verity Pabla

There are secrets in my heart
Times I'd like to take you there
Just open the door
Step right in
You'll see it
You'll feel it
Don't talk now
There's no need to talk now

'Cos I won't complain
If you just let me stay
And I won't say a word
No I won't say a word

If you just let me stay

Speak Your Heart (Cover Version)

Written By: Lizz Wright

I know what you wanna say, I see the words behind your eyes
By the time you show me what you're hiding it won't be no surprise

Why do you keep on whispering
Talking with your face turned away

You say that love don't come easy for you
What makes you think I ain't afraid

Let me in, or let me go
It's time you tell me where you're standing baby

I won't go down if you say no
Just open up your mouth and say it baby

Speak your heart
Speak your heart

You used to say, the world goes away when you're with me
I don't want to be your reoccuring dream

Let me out, let me stay after the sun rises
I want to be real to you, no more disguises

Let me in, or let me go
It's time you tell me where you're standing baby

I won't go down if you say no
Just open up your mouth and say it baby

Speak your heart
Speak your heart
Speak your heart
Speak your heart

Discography

2012: 'A Song Yet Sung...Part One' Album Teaser
2010: 'This Mess' EP
2010: 'The Journey Live At Playwrights' Live Enhanced Album
2009: 'Step Forwards' Single
2009: 'Trust Again' Album

Songs from each release are played on BBC Introducing in the UK, radio in Coventry UK, and in New Zealand (North Island).

Set List

Set will consist of all original material from latest releases, with one or maximum two cover songs. Full band.