AMERICAN EXPRESS TWILIGHT AT TARONGA PRESENTS
Vera Blue | supported by Kesmar | SOLD OUT
Vera Blue is one of a kind. Her Perennial album (released in July 2017) debuted #6 on the ARIA Album Chart and amassed a GOLD ARIA single with 'Hold', a triple j Album of the Year nomination, a Top 10 triple j Listeners Album of 2018, and an ARIA Award Nomination for Best Pop Release. In total, Vera Blue's music has been streamed over 100 million times from singles such as 'Hold', 'Mended', 'Regular Touch', 'Private' and 'Settle'.
Since releasing her EP 'Fingertips' in 2016 and debut album 'Perennial' in 2017; Vera Blue has played 4 completely sold out Australian tours and multiple festivals including a standout performance at Splendour In The Grass 2017. She also features on Illy's triple platinum ARIA accredited single 'Papercuts', as well as singles 'Fracture' withSlumberjackand 'Young Melody' with PNAU.
Internationally, Vera Blue performed her first sold out headline shows in the UK and US in 2017 with the likes of Paper Magazine claiming the Australian artist is "...undoubtedly on the path to world domination."
In 2018 Vera Blue had two appearances on the triple j Hottest 100; coming in at #15 with 'Regular Touch' and #29 with Mended.
Vera Blue has recently unveiled a killer new version of her single 'Lady Powers' featuring Atlanta's hip-hop maverick Kodie Shane. Lifted from Power Ladies Remix EP - the EP features 4 additional interpretations of 'Lady Powers' by all-female producers TOKiMONSTA, Maya Jane Coles, Alice Ivy and Maria Marcus. The new release was supported by her SOLD OUT Lady Powers Tour dates across Australia, as well as headline shows across Europe and USA, including sets at Lollapalooza.
Joining Vera Blue, in his first Twilight performance, KESMAR is a new chapter for Sydney musician Nathan Hawes. Having first picked up a guitar in 2006, Hawes spent over a decade serenading audiences with his folk tunes with great success. In his latest evolution Hawes' has traded his acoustic guitar for swirling synths. Kesmar is sure to deliver the sounds of summer.