The Veils are a New Zealand band based in London, fronted by lead singer/songwriter, Finn Andrews.
The Veils sound has been likened to artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley, The Birthday Party & The Smiths. Their live shows have become famed for their emotional intensity and Finn's often scarily possessed stage presence. They have a small but incredibly dedicated fanbase worldwide with fans often crossing continents to see their shows. Fan obsession with the band has at times been seriously fanatical, with three suicides in Japan allegedly caused by the splitting of the first incarnation of The Veils. Finn has cited these events as being part of the reason for his regular retreats back home to New Zealand to write and escape this increasing pressure.
Finn started playing music in a folk club in Devonport, New Zealand, on an extinct volcano in an old World War II ammunitions bunker. Finn played in a 12 piece band there for 3 years, where he first started composing his own music.
Created by dipity on Jan 31, 2008
Last updated: 01/31/08 at 12:51 PM
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