Band Bio

ROCK AND ROLL! Verona Red loves it as much as you do. The music bobs and weaves between folk, R&B and swing with as much ferocious energy as the band itself. Consequence of Sound raves, “When it comes to bands kicking ass, only the truth comes out, and Verona Red is the best Chicago band you must hear, hands down.” You can read more Verona Red press HERE.

To hear music from any of their albums, just click on the album's picture to listen on bandcamp. 
Side Effects, Verona Red's debut full-length album, was released in November, 2008, to more than 400 people at Chicago's Double Door.  The album was a change in a "dancier" direction, and highlights their  ability to combine distorted blues-saturated vocals, provocative guitar  riffs and boisterous sing-alongs into a sexy and undeniable rock and  roll sound.  Roctober Magazine commended the album's originality, saying "It's rare to get actual twists and turns  in indie rock these days (other than the contrived pre-determined ones  of twisty turny-core bands), so hearing this band shift gears between  hard, slinky, bouncy, ominous, rootsy, and points in between is  refreshing."

The single "No Way Home," released in 2010 was recorded and self-produced in a small church on the southside of Chicago.  A tribal-influenced dance-jam, the song quickly became a live show favorite.  While its structure may be less conventional than anything on Side Effects, the rock and roll energy they're known for is still front and center.  The single was released at Chicago's Beat Kitchen, and is available to download for free on their bandcamp page.

Pound, a 7-song EP, was released on February 4, 2011, at Chicago's Subterranean.  Founded on rock and roll, the album displays Verona Red's widest range of influences yet.  As with Side Effects, elements of blues and swing are heavily laced within the tracks, but Pound also introduces a strong backwoods honky tonk and soul sound previously unheard from the band.  Pound hosts an eclectic mix of writing styles, yet presents an undeniable Verona Red sound.