VEER is an award winning American rock band from Annapolis, Maryland USA, whose roots are planted firmly in the soil of the mid-atlantic music scene. VEER's music owes its origin to the post-grunge, alternative hard rock movement of the mid to late 90's and early 2000's. Songs like "Come Clean,""Power Drive," and "Douse" have quickly come to signify their brand of original, hard-hitting, rhythm-driven alt-rock, layered with enigmatic lyrics.
"Lyrically, the songs are about nothing and everything all at once," says front man Ronald Malfi. "The music is midrange heavy but deceptively upbeat. The lyrics -the meaning behind the lyrics- are much darker than the casual listener might realize."
The backbone of the band consists of bassist Christian Mathis and drummer Jon Malfi, whose cohesion forms a steady pulsing groove at the heart of each song. Hook-laden choruses, driving guitar riffs augmented by lead guitarist Ryan Fowler's blistering solos, and energetic live performances have quickly earned the band a place among the mid-Atlantic's elite.
On January 16, 2018, the band's first single, "Come Clean," began to chart internationally, hitting #6 on Australia's 89.5 The Voice of the Valley. The single received a very positive reception and increased support from Australian radio, ultimately boosting "Come Clean" to the #1 position in Australia in February 2018. The band quickly released a follow-up single, "Douse," which went on to reach #5 in Australia that same month. By April, "Come Clean" was back at #1 on 89.5 in Australia, and also reached #8 in the United States on the 365 Radio Network's Top 20 charts. By September, their latest single, "Make You," took the top slot on Banks Radio Australia, and by November, their latest single, "Power Drive," claimed the #1 slot on 89.5 The Voice of the Valley. This success overseas, and particularly in Australia, led to the group being named the number one rock band, as voted by fans, on Banks Radio Australia.
"VEER's fearless delivery of pulse pounding guitar riffs and hook-i-licious choruses, are enough to shake the tweeters in your speakers, and rock their way to the top." Shockwave Magazine said in a review of the band's two singles as well as their live performances. AC Rock Reviews said, "An immediate influx of Hard Rock charisma hits you like a hurricane as "Come Clean" makes an unapologetic entrance," while Melodic Music Reviews expressed excitement for the upcoming full-length album, certain that it will be "a crowd pleaser for fans."
VEER's debut album, Apocalyptic, Baby, was released on December 1, 2018, and immediately broke the Amazon Top 100 rock album sales upon release. The band supported the record release with a sold-out CD release show. VEER closed out the year performing live at the 2018 Maryland Music Awards, where they were nominated for two awards, and took home the award for Best Rock Band. In April of 2019, VEER was awarded Best Rock Song for their single "Come Clean" by the World Songwriting Awards, an international organization that promotes and recognizes songwriting in various genres throughout 129 countries worldwide.
VEER has been direct support for a number of national acts, including Buckcherry, Sponge, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Trapt and 40 Below Summer, to name a few. VEER will continue the new year performing with many more popular acts in front of their ever-growing fan base.