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BIO

Singer-songwriter, looper and guitarist Vera Jonas guides us to a fresh and unique world of music. Original songwriting, powerful voice and sweet presence on stage. Personal songs performed with good taste, mixing live electronics (looper, delay) with fully acoustic instruments and sounds. Her sound has maturity and soul that's bound to be discovered. 

Vera's debut album GAME was released in the fall of 2013 and presented on stage in October as part of a successful album launch concert at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest. GAME was a great success, it was also nominated as the Best Adult Contemporary Album at The Independent Music Awards 2014. Track Cold Fire became a very popular song in Hungary, in 2014 it was selected to be a soundtrack of the latest hungarian feature film titled “What Ever Happened to Timi”. Before the beginning of the summer festival season, Vera Jonas Experiment waved goodbye to spring in May with an amazing sold out concert in Palace of Arts, Budapest part of the well-known MR2 Akusztik+ series.

However, album GAME successes do not end here. Vera’s talent not only received attention overseas. The fall of 2014, japanese Whereabouts Records also discovered the hungarian singer-songwriter itself. In October, while the band toured  the neighboring country in Transylvania, their first album was released in Japan delight of the Far Eastern audience. For their hungarian fans, Vera Jonas Experiment also prepared an autumn surprise. Vera changed her band’s former percussion sound for drums and by the end of the year, Experiment brought out a brand new EP with a pretty cool and fresh sound. The new EP, titled WANTED, contains four new songs and had a highly successful debut at Klub Akvárium, Budapest. 

Meanwhile, Vera played with the fantastic San Francisco based Cello Street Quartet as well. As a result of common work, a new live session of (When) You’re Next Door has been published in September, shortly after Vera released her second video clip of Gigglyhead John.

Vera was quite active in the midst of making her recent albums. In August 2014, hungarian singer-songwriter and her team finally launched Vera’s dream project called Street Studio Hungary. This project brought together Roma youth from the Snétberger Talent Centre , Hungarian singer-songwriter Vera Jonas, and producers from the New York-based non-profit organisation Found Sound Nation to engage communities in the collaborative creation of music in public squares, universities, and music festivals across Hungary. 

Vera has verified her multiannual musical past and career obtaining a degree at the London Centre of Contemporary Music School in 2012. She’s been living and playing between London and Budapest for the past years, playing concerts with her bands, Vera Jonas Experiment and Vera Jonas Pyjama Sessions in both cities. In the fall of 2012 she was selected to become a OneBeat fellow, a program funded by the U.S. Department of State. Vera was one of the 32 professional musicians coming from all over the globe who took part in a two-week workshop in Florida, followed by a sixteen-station music tour up the East Coast of USA, finishing with two fantastic concerts in New York.

Recent News 

Brand new EP: WANTED

On November 22, Vera Jonas Experiment presented on stage their latest EP called WANTED. Brand new EP containing four songs, all four debuted in Klub Akvárium, Budapest accompanied by Kéknyúl Hammond Band. WANTED was produced by Mark Moldvai and as usual includes Vera own compositions that the band played on the stage of Akvárium in a special way so that we feel as if we were sitting on the couch at home. Track Wanted was featuring Jamie Winchester well-known hungarian artist who vocals on the title track.

2015 spring - Janapese Tour

GAME, which was released this fall by Whereabouts Records in Japan, will be presented to Tokyo audience in person by Vera in April/May 2015. According to the plans, Vera will have a number of  solo concerts, furthermore it is also planned to give some joint performances with local, japanese artists. Moreover Vera is eager to learn more about local Japanese traditions, local music and musical instruments as well.

Videos

Vera Jonas - Gigglyhead John

 

Vera Jonas - GAME

Vera Jonas - Cold Fire

Vera Jonas feat. Cello Street Quartet (USA) - (When) You're Next Door
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Vera Jonas Experiment - Not The Same Live @ Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

MR2 Akusztik: Vera Jonas - Run

Street Studio Hungary Intro

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Music

Press/Quotes

“Young singer-songwriter guitarist’s first album is an introduction to the elite club of the best singers of today.” (Fidelio)

“Debut of Vera Jonas Experiment is unified and very impressive in many ways. This acoustic-based and playful music operates with a lot of exciting small voice. Not so distant from the world of Suzanne Vega - even the quality! Strong introduction and best of all:  even more suspect to.” (Recorder about album GAME)

Contact

General inquiry

info@verajonas.com

Management, press, booking:

reka@verajonas.com

Management and booking - international:

booking@verajonas.com