Can you introduce yourself and your role in The Veer Union?
My name is Fid, and I play guitar and sing a little bit in TVU.
Your debut album, Against The Grain, was released in April. How do you feel about the album overall?
We are so very very proud of Against the Grain. We poured our hearts and souls into that album and want the chance to share it with everyone.
What has been fan reaction to the album? Are they into it?
We have been getting a great reaction from the album. People are really connecting with it which was our goal from the get go.
How did the Veer Union come together?
In short form. The word “Veer” means to change direction. Before TVU we were all in different projects and not happy with the situations we were in. So we “veered” away from all that and came together as a “Union” and here we are today.
What are your touring plans for the rest of the year?
We are currently on tour with Halestorm, Burn Halo, and Since October till the end of June. Till the end of September we go out with Sick Puppies and Hurt. After that, there are definitely some big plans, but can’t quite say yet.
Tell me a little about your involvement with the “You Can Be Anything Foundation.”
It’s a foundation that helps raise money and awareness for kids in music programs. We find it such a fitting foundation because all of us started in school. Many music/art programs in schools are getting their funds cut, so we want to help kids try and reach their potentials and answer any questions they might have.
What are some of your major musical influences?
The whole band has a list that goes on and on and on. As a child I grew up around everything you could think of. Right now I am really into bands like Thrice, Incubus, Misery Signals, Radiohead and that’s just the tip of the ice berg.
Where would you like to see The Veer Union in a year from now?
Doing the exact same thing with more and more people singing along.
For new listeners, what song would you recommend they listen to and why?
I’d have to say Seasons which is our first single. It’s a high energy track that I think a lot of listeners can relate to.
How would you describe your sound?
We are considered an Alt Rock band, but it’s so hard to stick any band in any kind of genre, so you’ll have to have a listen to decide for yourself.
www.myspace.com/theveerunion and grab our album Against the Grain off itunes!