The Veer Union Biography
The Alternative-Rock band The Veer Union was formed in late 2004 by vocalist
Crispin Earl and guitarist Eric Schraeder. Originally from Port Alberni,
British Columbia CANADA, the two longtime friends surprisingly found themselves
living as neighbors.
By early 2005, Earl had begun a collaboration with Mötley Crüe's drummer Tommy Lee, gaining attention as a songwriter with credits on his solo CD "Tommyland: The Ride"; Schraeder relocated back to Vancouver after a stint in Los Angeles with his previous band.
After writing for months with such a positive attitude, it was time to find bandmates who shared their mindset. While recording the first batch of The Veer Union songs Earl and Schraeder were introduced to guitarist James Fiddler and bass player Marc Roots through a mutual friend. Finally the last piece of the puzzle was put into place when the band met drummer, Neil Beaton.
After nearly two years of endless touring across the continent, the band
signed a record deal with Universal/Motown Records out of New York City
and started piecing together their label full-length debut; in the meantime,
the quintet made an eponymous 6-track EP which included the Hot Mainstream
Rock top 10 hit "Seasons".
"Against The Grain" followed in April 2009 reaching the top 40 of The Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. It contained two more singles, "Youth Of Yesterday" which made the lower reaches of The Rock Songs chart and the minor hit "Darker Side Of Me".
The quintet has toured the U.S. for over a year in support of the album, hitting major cities across the nation. The band has played shows and festivals with the likes of Staind, Hinder, Theory Of A Deadman, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Framing Hanley, 30 Seconds To Mars, Flyleaf and many more.
The Veer Union issued their sophomore effort, "Divide The Blackened Sky", in March 2012 via Rocket Science Ventures. The majority of the 10-song disc was self-produced, written and recorded by the band. First single, "Bitter End", soon blazed up the band's social sites but failed to dent the official charts.