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Musical artist

Verity is a singer, songwriter, actress and motivational speaker from Cape Town, South Africa.

Biography

Verity was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. She won the Catch a Rising Star talent search in Florida in 2002 and was awarded a US working visa as an artist of outstanding ability in 2003. She performed to capacity audiences in Nashville and New York in 2005 and has established herself as a nationally acclaimed performer in South Africa.

Verity has been internationally recognised for innovation in the music industry and has been featured in various news sources in South Africa and around the world, including Carte Blanche, Africa's premier news reporting show. Verity launched the 'Lucky Packet Project' which is an initiative to generate funding for her records, independently of assistance from record labels, as well as to create investment for upcoming artists in South Africa.

Verity is the first musician in South Africa to sell her CD's before the CD's existed. Verity's web team developed a transaction facility on her website. 'Future Owners' bought enough of her CD's for Verity to fund the production of her album. Over 2000 people in 25 countries bought the CD, without guarantee of their investment being realised. 10.6% of every sale was given to two South African charities (POWA empowering women and the Live Your Dreams Foundation funding up and coming artists) and by the time the album was recorded over R30,000 had been contributed.

Verity is the first artist in South Africa to achieve a self-funded project of this nature. Verity has bucked the trend of signing up to a major record label and is the first person in South Africa to do this.

Verity's album, named "Journey" by her fans, was recorded with award-winning producers Paul McIver & Brian O'Shea and was released in July 2008. The story has been broadcast as Virtual Verity on M-Net's Carte Blanche, SABC3's The Power Within and more recently SABC3's Journey to the Core.

Verity plays regularly with her band Verity and the Shades around South Africa and is reputedly currently working on another album.

Singing and songwriting

Discography

Performances and gigs

  • Up The Creek Festival 2003 and 2005
  • Levis Vintage Sundays 2004, 2006 and 2007
  • Kirstenbosch Winter Concerts 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • The Women's Show Cape Town and Johannesburg 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Artscape Theatre 2007
  • V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre 2006 and 2007
  • Durban ABSA Stadium 2008

Documentaries on "Lucky Packet Project"

Television appearances

Radio interviews

Press coverage

  • Weekend Argus (South Africa)
  • Cape Times (South Africa)
  • The Star (South Africa)
  • Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  • AboutTime (South Africa)
  • Cosmopolitan (South Africa)
  • Oprah Magazine (South Africa)
  • Top Billing Magazine (South Africa)
  • Clarion (Argentina)
  • SA Times (London)
  • El Economista (Spain)

Radio playlisting

  • KFM
  • Radio Highveld
  • Radio Algoa
  • OFM
  • Radio 2000
  • SAfm
  • MFM
  • UCT Radio

Songs used on movie soundtracks

Motivational speaking

MC'd events and talks

  • TEDxJohannesburg 2009
  • SA Innovation Summit 2009
  • KTV Market Day MC 2009
  • Standard Bank Rocking Future Roadshow 2008
  • 1st for Women Feather Awards 2009
  • Coca-Cola Artside of Life 2007
  • Media 24 Awards 2005
  • Life Lab Show 2006
  • Educor Awards 2006
  • Teach A Man To Fish Conference 2008
  • Reach for a Dream 2007
  • Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital 2006
  • Graduate School of Business, Women in Business Conference 2007

Shared the stage with

  • John Demartini
  • Lisa Nichols
  • Mike Dooley
  • Robin Banks
  • Patricia Glynn
  • Bruce Muzik

Acting and voiceovers

Movies and television series

References

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