It is rare for me to listen to a female singer and actually like what I hear. I don’t know if it is the fact that I feel most of their voices all sound the same, or the thought of them writing lyrics that they could never relate to. But when I first heard the voice of the band I am sitting with today I practically fell off my chair. Not only does her voice give you chills but the instrumentals behind her are spotless. Having toured with guys like the Fray and Jack’s Mannequin (currently on tour with those guys actually) they are getting some invaluable exposure. I cannot wait to see them perform live as if it even comes close to what is on their newly released album it will be worth every penny. Sit with me today as we get to know the folks in Vedera a little bit better.
Where did you guys come up with that name?
The name is from the “veda” which means secret writing.
You seem to be all over these social networking sites. Do you have a favorite?
Right now Twitter is my favorite because it is quick and easy and we can do it on your phone. Right now we have the band page but we are thinking of splitting it up and getting our own.
So you are on tour with Jack’s Mannequin and fun. How is that working out for you guys?
The driving is not fun! I have heard great things about fun.
Do you guys have a favorite venue to play?
I like the Fillmore in San Fransisco. It has history. We have toured so much I have a lot of favorites. I like Seattle and Portland. I just like the towns. We like the San Diego House of Blues. The House of Blues is great in general. You get catering, a great staff, and the lighting is great. They even have stage hands. It is always easy when you play a House of Blues.
How long have you all been performing?
It will be six years in May. That sounds and feels crazy. We are still the original lineup. That is what is the craziest. We all met in high school. Drew and Bryan are borthers. That was easy for them to know each other. We all just started playing together.
You guys have shared the stage with quite a few acts. Who has been your favorite artist to tour with?
I really liked the Fray tour. They did a down play tour. They did smaller venues. That was actually last year. I am not a fan of winter tours and it being cold, but that was a memorable tour for me. We did two dates with Jason Mraz. I loved him and his band. All of his fans are really cool too. They are all music listenenrs. I would like to do a tour with him for that matter.
So tell me about this new album that just dropped.
It has twelve tracks and we worked on it for a while. We recorded for a couple of years. It came out today actually. We put it on iTunes first. We played a song on the Hills TV show and that helped getting people to know our name. That show is to the masses for sure. It is our baby and we are really porud of it.
If you could only play one song for the rest of your career what song would you pick?
Wow. That is one hard question. Right now I am digging ‘Loving Ghosts’. It is one of theose songs that has an anthemic course. We could jam that song for a long time.
I dare you to describe your genre in one word.
How do you guys get hooked up with Mat Kearney?
We have the same management as him. He came to some shows way back. We made a friendship and we was on our last tour. It was really fun. That tour was great too.
Who writes all of your lyrics?
I, the lead singer, does!
Where do you get inspiration?
From everything. Being on the road and being in a different cities everyday because I am out of my element. I am out of where I am comfortable a lot of times. Being on tour with other bands and seeing whaet they are inspired by a lot of songs are about my husband Brian and what we go through. Relationships I see around me.
Where do you see yourselves in five years?
I hope that this album has done well and that we build our fan base and keep touring. I want to improve on what we are doing and possibly have a baby by then. Maybe.
What do you want to be remembered for when this is all said and done?
That my heart led me as much it could.
I always let the artist get the last word. Go.
Thank you. That’s what I want to say.