Zandari Festa
Zandari Festa
Vera Jones Experimen Vera Jones Experiment
Rock / indie
Band Members
Vera Jonas (Vocal Guitar), András Csizmás (bass, double bass), Bence Bécsy (guitar), Hunor G. Szabó (drums, vocals), András Bartha (sound engineer, technician), Dániel Sándor (label management)
Nationality
Hungary
Genre
Rock / indie
Introduction
Vera Jónás is a hard-working, extremely determined singer-songwriter-guitarist. Her band, Vera Jonas Experiment performed two shows at Eurosonic 2017, and opened for Skye and Ross from Morcheeba in Budapest last fall.
This March, Vera Jonas Experiment won the Indie/Alternative Album of the Year Award of the Hungarian Recording Industry Association. The band was selected to Hungary’s greatest talent show organized by Sziget Festival and the Hungarian National Television/Radio. Tiger, Now!, was released in April 2016, after which Vera received the prestigious Junior Songwriter Award of Artisjus, Hungary’s copyright agency. She recorded a session for Sofar Sounds Sessions in Hamburg, and a session for BalconyTV in Budapest. Vera sings the main theme of an original HBO series broadcast in 17 countries around the world, and a UPC advertisement. The band is constantly on tour in Hungary and abroad.

Highlights
★ two shows at Eurosonic 2017 – one recorded by Rockpalast
★ Indie/Alternative Album of the Year 2016 Award (Fonogram - Hungarian Recording Industry Association)
★ Plato Record Store show at Eurosonic 2017
★ opening for Skye and Ross from Morcheeba in November 2016
★ main theme of an original HBO series broadcast in 17 countries, finalist at SXSW Film Festival 2017
★ original song for UPC commercial
★ Junior Songwriter of the Year Award (Artisjus)
★ chosen to Nagy-Szín-Pad (Main Stage) Hungarian talent show
★ Sofar Sounds Hamburg during Reeperbahn 2016, Sofar Sounds Debrecen (2017)

She graduated from the London Centre of Contemporary Music School in 2012. She was handpicked to the OneBeat program sponsored by the US Department of State, participated in a two-week workshop in Florida, and toured the Eastern Coast of the US.
After commuting between London and Budapest, playing live extensively with bands in both cities, she settled in Budapest and started to build her career from there. She formed Vera Jonas Experiment in 2011, released an LP (GAME) and an EP (WANTED) before this year’s new album, Tiger, Now!. The song, What would they do?! was the original soundtrack of a Hungarian mainstream movie, while her most recent featuring with highly-acclaimed Hungarian producer-songwriter Máriusz Fodor has reached the Top30 of Hungary’s top alternative music radio.

GAME, which brought them two nominations (Best Album, Best Spoken Word Song) at the 13th Independent Music Awards, was released in Japan, where she toured in the spring of 2015. The Experiment plays in Romania regularly. They also played in Austria and Germany, and are frequent guests at Hungary’s top clubs and festivals like Sziget and VOLT.

Awards, acknowledgements:
2017: Alternative/Indie Album of the Year Award – Fonogram
2017: two shows at Eurosonic 2017
2016: Alternative/Indie Recording of the Year nomination – Fonogram
2016: Junior Songwriter Award winner – Artisjus
2015: Junior Songwriter Award nomination – Artisjus
2014: Best Album nomination – 13th Independent Music Awards
2014: Best Spoken Word Song nomination – 13th Independent Music Awards

Recent Appearances
January 11, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Eurosonic 2017, Huize Maas, Groningen (NL)

January 12, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Eurosonic 2017, Plato Record Store, Groningen (NL)

January 12, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Eurosonic 2017, De Spieghel, Groningen (NL)

January 13, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Cafe Cafe, Hasselt (BE)



FEBRUARY

February 17, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Rómer Ház, Győr

February 18, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Rocktár, Kiskunfélegyháza

February 24, Vera Jonas Experiment @ JATE, Szeged



MARCH

March 02, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Atelier Cafe, Cluj-Napoca (RO)

March 03, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Hostel, Sfântu Gheorghe (RO)

March 04, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Moszkva Kávézó, Oradea (RO)

March 11, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Trafó, Gödöllő

March 22, Vera Jonas @ Sofar Sounds, Debrecen

March 24, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Nappali, Pécs

March 25, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Helynekem, Miskolc

March 28, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Artisjus Award Ceremony, Budapest



APRIL

April 19, Vera Jonas + Bence Bécsy @ Akvárium Tavasz Terasz, Budapest

April 21, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Expresszó, Veszprém

April 22, Vera Jonas Experiment @ PopUp, Zalaegerszeg

April 28, Vera Jonas Experiment @ Start Műhely, Gyöngyös

April 29, Vera Jonas Experiment @ RómerKvelle Fesztivál, Győr
Recording Label(s)
Launching Gargarin
Discography
Releases:
2013: Game
2015: Wanted EP
2016: Tiger, Now!
Sep 30 (Saturday) @ Muv Hall 17:30 - 18:30
Venue Information
Muv Hall 서울시 마포구 잔다리로 32 http://www.muvhall.co.kr/ https://www.facebook.com/muvhall/
Media