Veronica May has a sound that, whilst unique, makes you think of many of the amazing musicians of the past. The kind of musicians who were so talented that most of today’s artists cannot really even come close to.
Of course talent is crucial, but the musicians of the past understood something about how music and the artist should be one of the same -- full of passion and a love for what they do. No other queer band gets this notion quite like Veronica May.
It is the love of music that drives the guitar riffs, drum kicks and vocals for this band. You can hear it in songs like “Ain’t No Fool.” With heavy folk and blues set to lyrics and a voice that make you want to smile, listen, sit in the sun and drink a cold one.
However, Veronica May is able to wear many hats -- from heavy blues, folk guitar and vocals to songs that are mellow and have an almost Norah Jones quality to them.
The band was formed in March 2006 and has been playing and writing songs that keep getting better as they grow. So it seems does their talent. The members include Veronica May, who is lead vocalist and guitar; Jeff Johnson who plays bass; Simon DasGupta on drums; and Megan Jane, who plays guitar. They are on an indie record label called Kings of Ransom.
Beyond the musical qualities and talent that this band undoubtedly has, they are funny and without an ounce of pretension. They are truly a band that loves to play music and have fun whilst doing it.
If you would like to find out more about this band you can check out their Web site at www.veronicamay.com
They will be playing the following shows this month in San Diego:
April 17: Café Libertalia at 8 p.m.
April 18: Tango del Rays at 8 p.m.
April 21: U-31 at 9 p.m.
April 25: Art walk San Diego at 11 a.m.
So if you haven’t already seen Veronica May play yet, go check them out on any of these dates, and support queer arts and music. Hope to see you all there.