Where's Veronica?
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Where's Veronica?


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The best kept secret in music


"'Where's Veronica?' CD review"

The debut release from the island's own 'Where's Veronica?' is, well, pretty damn good. The self-styled spy rockers have created an 11-track soundtrack for murder, mayhem, and mystery. These ladshave great musical synergy and play with altered time signatures like they are second nature.

Slick vocals, creative bass lines, impeccable timing: this CD commands you to get off your feet, maybe shake your head around a little. These guys put on a fantastic, high-energy live show and it totally translates to the recording (not something every group can claim). The songs take me back to a time before hair metal, before commercialism - the intro to "Frogger" sounds like the best 1970s guitar rock and the pounding, psychadelic sounds of "No Hands" are the best reasons i've heard to go bust shit up. There's even an exploration into eastern-influenced sound in "Circumtree", and futuristic yet retro funk stylings in "Simpleton" and pseudo-raga with "Not Awake".

This album is definitely the soundtrack to mayhem; you've been warned.

- Nanaimo Navigator



2004 - "Doorf*Cker!" EP (sold-out)
*2005 - "Wheres Veronica?" LP
contains single "Drunktank" and VI '06 nominee "Mina Harker".

Online mp3s of us can be found at these URLs:





Feeling a bit camera shy


”So, you’re in a car chase. Foreign nationals are following you down a long, deserted, winding road. You suddenly think, I need some chase music. Where’s Veronica? is what you reach for.” - Miranda Nelson, the Navigator

Where’s Veronica? embody sweaty paranoia, pressure and progression; using crazy live junglist breaks, spyplane keyboards, and scrupulous guitar plots, to create a tricky ultramodern sharpblade funky villain-rock. But if you ask them what that all means they probably will shrug their shoulders. “Psychedelic Spy Rock” might be a more accurate term but I’m not sure what that means either. What we do know is they are one of Vancouver Island’s must see bands. Here is their timeline:

2003 - Programmer and keyboardist Andrew Wilson and bass player Will Gendemann bond basement jams in Duncan, British Columbia. They make a verbal agreement to back a certain female singer who claims she’s got festival hook-ups. Drummer and Victoria friend Ned Saric joins the scheme. The men hammer out a set for the elusive vocalist, but she is never heard from again.

2004 - The songs keep coming. New vocal/atmospheric-guitar help from journeyman rocker Brad Lundquist, also from Victoria, and Where’s Veronica? deliver performances that quickly become small town legends. Great support from the south Vancouver Island scene.

2005 - Rocked parties like Portalpalooza, Spring Sayonara, Open Air Festival(Funk-Fest opening for Wassabi Collective), live sets on CHLY radio in Nanaimo, and CFUV in Victoria. Four days with Zak Cohen at the Woodshop Studios resulted in enough music for a full length album. The “self-titled” debut CD was released in late 2005. Girls. Dancing. Everywhere.

2006 - In March of ‘06, Where’s Veronica? were declared the band of the month on 91.3 FM “The Zone” in Victoria. Their most recent achievement is nominations for the Vancouver Island Music Awards in the categories of: best male songwriters, best male vocalist (Brad Lundquist), and a nomination to Zak for engineer of the year for their debut recording. The highlight of ’06 was a slot at the Diversity Festival on Texada Island which has inspired these guys to hit the festival circuit hard in 2007. Go see them when they hit your town.