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:
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.
Ronald Mal – Lead Vocals / Guitar
Ryan Fowler – Lead Guitar
Christian Mathis – Bass Guitar
Jon Mal – Drums
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