The name of Verona comes from Shakespeare's earliest known play, Two Gentlemen of Verona, which has the smallest cast of any of the Shakespeare plays. The band imagined it as the underdog of sorts, surviving on the sheer virtue of its story.
Their full story is coming soon ... it will undoubtedly be the greatest story ever told.***
of Verona is what happens when band members from the Williamsburg -Brooklyn- scene and Toronto -Canada- meet in Los Angeles. With an indie sensibility and a commercial appeal, of Verona combines the core elements of a classic four-piece rock band with the electro pop heartbeat of 2050.
of Verona consistently mesmerizes audiences with their engaging live performances. The Examiner recently stated: "It has been said in the past that some bands create a wall of sound; of Verona creates a tsunami of sound that crashes down all around the venue, sweeping the audience away in the pure pleasure of the moment." Along with their huge sound and passionate vocals, of Verona also incorporates a stunning visual element to their live show that can only be described as some next level 'ish.
The band has toured consistently over the past year, packing venues such as the Troubadour and El Rey in Los Angeles and playing nationwide at many notable events including: the Summerfest Music Festival in Milwaukee, The Seattle Music Festival, Filter's Cultures Collide Music Festival, Sundance Film Festival, the opening night of The New Music Seminar and recently opening for Moby. This September the band also played a sold out residency at The Viper Room in West Hollywood that was sponsored by both KROQ & Converse.
The industry has also started to take notice ... MTV's daily live show, The Seven, recently featured of Verona as a 'Band to Know' stating, "If you like melodic rock & roll with great female vocals like Florence & The Machine, you'll definitely dig of Verona." Leading industry publication, Hits Magazine, declared them as one of the top five bands to watch for this year and KROQ recently stated that "behind Mandi Perkins powerhouse vocals and heartfelt lyrics, of Verona has quickly become a leading act to watch for."
The band recently completed their self-produced debut EP, Fall Like Roses, which was mixed by John O'Mahony -Metric, Coldplay- and have their full length, The White Apple on its way. The albums lead single, Castles, has already been getting spins on stations such as KROQ in Los Angeles, Radio Sophie 103.7fm in San Diego and XFM 104.9fm in London -UK-. With the recent inking of a licensing deals with EMI Publishing and MTV, the buzz continues to build.Buzzzzzzzz ...