Highlights

★ three shows at Eurosonic 2017 – one recorded by Rockpalast

★ Indie/Alternative Album of the Year 2017 Award (Hungarian Grammy)

★ Sziget, VOLT, Fingers Up (Czech), Campus, Valley of Arts and many more festivals in 2017

★ Zandari Festa, Seoul, South Korea (2017)

★ opening for Skye and Ross from Morcheeba

★ main theme of an original HBO series broadcast in 18 countries

★ original song for UPC commercial

★ Junior Songwriter of the Year Award 2016 (Artisjus)

★ sold out show at Palace of Arts Budapest 2017

★ Nagy-Szín-Pad (Main Stage) Hungarian talent show finalist on national television

★ interviews in Elle, Marie Claire Hungary (2017)

★ Sofar Sounds Hamburg during Reeperbahn (2016), Sofar Sounds Debrecen (2017)

 

Vera Jónás is a hard-working, extremely determined singer-songwriter-guitarist, and a socially sensitive musician speaking up for the rights of women and minorities. Her band, Vera Jonas Experiment performed three shows at Eurosonic 2017, played at South Korea’s Zandari Festa, and opened for Skye and Ross from Morcheeba in 2016. She was chosen to participate in the Budapest Songwriting Camp in 2018.

Last March, Vera Jonas Experiment won the Indie/Alternative Album of the Year Award of the Hungarian Recording Industry Association. The band was selected to Hungary’s greatest talent show organized by Sziget Festival and the Hungarian National Television/Radio. Tiger, Now!, was released in April 2016, after which Vera received the prestigious Junior Songwriter Award of Artisjus, Hungary’s copyright agency. She recorded a session for Sofar Sounds Sessions in Hamburg, and a session for BalconyTV in Budapest. Vera sings the main theme of an original HBO series broadcast in 18 countries around the world, and a UPC advertisement. The band is constantly on tour in Hungary and abroad.

She graduated from the London Centre of Contemporary Music School in 2012. She was handpicked to the OneBeat program sponsored by the US Department of State, participated in a two-week workshop in Florida, and toured the Eastern Coast of the US.

After commuting between London and Budapest, playing live extensively with bands in both cities, she settled in Budapest and started to build her career from there. She formed Vera Jonas Experiment in 2011, released an LP (GAME) and an EP (WANTED) before this year’s new album, Tiger, Now!. The song, What would they do?! was the original soundtrack of a Hungarian mainstream movie, while her featuring with highly-acclaimed Hungarian producer-songwriter Máriusz Fodor has reached the Top30 of Hungary’s top alternative music radio.

GAME, which brought the band two nominations (Best Album, Best Spoken Word Song) at the 13th Independent Music Awards, was released in Japan, where they toured in the spring of 2015. The Experiment regularly plays in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Slovakia and are frequent guests at Hungary’s top clubs and festivals like Sziget and VOLT.

Awards, acknowledgements:
2018: Alternative/Indie Album of the Year and Electronic Album of the Year nominations - Fonogram

2017: Zandari Festa, Seoul, South Korea

2017: Alternative/Indie Album of the Year Award – Fonogram

2017: three shows at Eurosonic 2017

2016: Alternative/Indie Recording of the Year nomination – Fonogram

2016: Junior Songwriter Award winner – Artisjus

2015: Junior Songwriter Award nomination – Artisjus

2014: Best Album nomination – 13th Independent Music Awards

2014: Best Spoken Word Song nomination – 13th Independent Music Awards

 

Contact

Management & label:

dani@launchinggagarin.com

Booking:

eszter@launchinggagarin.com

Management and booking - international:

john@smallfishagency.com