The Veer Union

The Veer Union

Xaon, Véio, Ghosts of the Pacific, Feeding Locusts

Sat Feb 17 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

The Veer Union
The Veer Union
The Veer Union was formed in 2004 by vocalist Crispin Earl and guitarist Eric Schreaeder. Originally from Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, the two longtime friends and neighbors had a common bond. "We had played in bands together and we were both living out of our rehearsal studios in downtown East Vancouver," recalls Crispin.

Living for their music was to become the thing that held the UNION together. Crispin, who was the vocalist for the popular local band called Everything After, was gaining national attention as a songwriter with credits on Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's solo CD Tommyland: The Ride. Eric, who has recently relocated back to Vancouver after a stint in Los Angeles playing with the band 40 Foot Echo (Hollywood Records), was working on projects of his own. The two wrote music together for months and found their styles extremely compatible.

The Veer Union made their mark in 2009 with the top 10 hit single "Seasons" off their debut album Against The Grain, which peaked at #7 and was the longest charting rock song for a new artist all year. It became the theme song for the 2009 Stanley Cup winners, the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Seasons" was also featured in all Major League
Baseball postseason telecast as well as NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, WWE, NHL and more. Their second release "Youth of Yesterday" was the highest added song to rock radio first week of its release. They have played shows and festivals with acts such as Hinder, Breaking Benjamin, Framing Hanley, 30 Seconds to Mars, Flyleaf, Staind, Seether and Theory of a Deadman.

They are set to release their highly anticipated sophomore LP Divide the Blackened Sky on March 27, 2012 after signing their recent deal (Rocket Science/Adaptation/SONY/RED).The majority of the album was self-produced, written and recorded by the band. In addition, production on the first single "Bitter End" was handled by world renowned producer Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Skillet, Puddle Of Mudd, Rev Theory) and was mixed by Jay Van Poederooyen. "The first single Bitter End describes the band overcoming the struggles of the past, and persevering into a brighter future."

The band will be heading back out to tour in 2012 and already has shows booked this spring with successful bands such as My Darkest Days and Red Tide Rising.
Xaon is a Swiss melodic death metal band.
Veio is an American Alternative Metal band from Portland, OR. Veio is releasing its first album with this lineup in March 2017 entitled Infinite Light//Desperate Shadows. Their sound is heavy, mature and complex, while still catching listeners with a wave of intense heavy grooves and soaring anthem-like vocal melodies. Veio is making waves in 2017 as they expand their reach with new music releases and touring campaigns.
Ghosts of the Pacific
Ghosts of the Pacific is a gritty alternative band that definitely gets it roots from the Seattle area; a band with a refreshing but familiar sound, original, groovy rock songs with great catchy hooks and a live show that's both visually and sonically entertaining.

We started out as Ashes of Mercury, which was formed in 2014. The lineup included founding members Sean and David Kebely along with Jim Reagan on vocals. The band went through various lineups while playing local clubs and bars. Francis Hunnycut was recruited to perform the bass duties and Brad Turner joined on drums to round out the lineup.

We decided to part ways with frontman Jim Reagan in the summer of 2016. After auditioning quite a few potential new singers, we finally found Josh Williams. Josh brings a very welcomed edge to our already gritty alternative Seattle sound. With the new frontman and the songs and sound evolving into something new, the band decided it would be the perfect time to change the band name. We became Ghosts of the Pacific.
In December of 2016, it was mutually decided that drummer Brad Turner would leave the band to pursue other musical interests. Michael Ball was the first drummer we auditioned that same month. He showed up completely prepared and ready to rock. He was such a good fit that we didn't feel the need to audition anyone else and he was officially named in January of 2017.

Bassist Francis Hunnycut decided it was time to move on and focus on other areas of his life that following May. Kyle McClelland filled in for a couple of shows but Francis eventually came back to rejoin the band on an interim basis until we could find a suitable replacement.

Several bassists auditioned in an attempt to fill Francis’ spot. When Tom Evans arrived for his audition and began playing with us, a wide-open pocket was created and his powerful, edgy sound was an awesome fit. Tom was officially announced as the new bassist early that September.

We released our first music video, "Human Machine", in May, 2017. We are currently in the process of recording our first studio album.
Feeding Locusts
riginal Modern Rock/Alternative Metal

Logan James-Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar
Mike Madden-Lead Guitar/Vocals
Chris Hoover-Bass/Vocals
Chris Black-Drums
Venue Information:
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109