On Saturday December 15, 2018, The Maryland Music Awards hosted their 3rd Annual ceremony at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, where Annapolis band VEER received the award for “Best Rock Artist,” then closed the show with a performance of their hit single “Come Clean.” The band was also nominated for “Best Breakout Artist,” making them one of the few acts to be nominated for multiple awards in a single year. This prestigious award show has featured some of Maryland’s largest acts including national recording artists KIX, Kelly Bell Band, Silvertung, and many more. We got to talk with VEER about their big win:
Have you ever received this award or any other award before and if so, when and how?
We have not received this award before, last year it was won by the band KIX. The only other award we have received was voted best indie band in Australia in 2018 voted by fans.
What did it feel like and did anybody in the band do anything random or weird during the ceremony?
We were very excited when we found out that we had won. There were a lot of big bands nominated for this awards so we were shocked when they called our name. Nothing really crazy happened because we were getting ready to perform and close the show out. Usually something crazy would happen if we had been drinking or something, especially from me or Ron. We were being good! lol, especially since it will air on FOX 45 sometime soon.
Where will the plaque be showcased?
The record will showcased at VEER HQ along with a bunch of other memorabilia that the band has acquired over our career.
What can we expect to see in 2019?
2019 will be a great year for the band- we have a lot of stuff planned and we are really excited to shoot our first "real" music video for our single "Power Drive." We are also direct support for TRAPT in March which will be our first show of 2019. We also have some other great shows coming up that we can't announce yet. As always, we will be writing new material and coming up with some new ideas to release to the masses!VEER, who formed in 2016, have quickly risen to the top of the mid-Atlantic music scene while also enjoying international success. Prior to the release of their debut album, Apocalyptic, Baby, the band had songs chart both domestically and abroad, with hits “Come Clean,” “Make You,” and “Power Drive” reaching #1 on the Australian indie rock charts, and where fans subsequently voted VEER as the #1 best indie rock band internationally. Apocalyptic, Baby was released December 1, and immediately broke the Amazon Top 100 rock albums (#55). That evening, VEER played a sold-out performance in support of the album’s release at the Metropolitan , in their hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Veer have also become the go-to opening band for national recording acts coming through Maryland, having shared the stage at sold-out shows with Puddle of Mudd, Fuel, Sponge, Eve to Adam, and many more. The Maryland Music Awards was sponsored by the Sheeld Institute for the Recording Arts to benefit the Nicole Van Horn Foundation. VEER is: Ronald Mal - Lead Vocals / Guitar Ryan Fowler - Lead Guitar Christian Mathis - Bass Guitar Jon Mal - Drums PRESS CONTACT: Magothy Music PHONE: 410.693.3621 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.veerband.net