FORMER MUSICAL ARTIST PARTNERS
At Verity, supporting the community is more than just talk. We partner with artists and showcase their talents in our branches, advertising, events and more. The following musicians have helped Verity showcase local talent since 2015.
See all the commercials featuring original songs by local musicians on Verity's YouTube channel.
THE BANNER DAYS
Singer/songwriters Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney are both established in Seattle music scene. The group started as a casual co-writing experiment between Bradford and Beth and resulted in the release of their debut album, The Banner Days, in August 2014. Beth's husband and collaborator, Aaron Fishburn, rounds out the group on upright bass.
Bradford, born in the Pacific Northwest, got his start in music with school choir, band and orchestra. During school, he developed a love for the songs and stories of American folklore, and uses those roots and style to share his emotions. His influences include The Civil Wars, The Swell Season, Johnny Cash and T-Bone Burnett.
Beth grew up in an artistic family on a farm north of Seattle. The award-winning songwriter creates music about simple things: faith, suffering, hope and love. She combines the storytelling of folk music and a bit of pop to captivate audiences and send them home with an inspirational anthem.
The Banner Days joined Verity's list of featured musicians in 2016, writing two original songs: "Time" and "Home."
FLY MOON ROYALTY
Vocalist Miss Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action J were the duo behind Fly Moon Royalty, a Seattle-based electro-soul music group. The pair drew inspiration from a diverse range of musicians, including Stevie Wonder, J Dilla, Bjork and Betty Davis. The group disbanded in 2017.
Fly Moon Royalty partnered with Verity in 2015 as one of the first four music groups.
The duo’s sophomore album, Delicious Trouble, dropped April 2016. They were named by Seattle Magazine as one of the city’s best new bands and by City Arts Magazine as one of the best local bands in 2012. They debuted at #5 on KEXP’s R&B charts, and have supported other Seattle-area musicians, including Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Macklemore, Slum Village, Robert Glasper, Nneka and Allen Stone.
THE GODS THEMSELVES
The Gods Themselves arrived on the Seattle music scene in 2014. The trio is made up of Astra Elane on vocals and wah-wah guitar, Collin O’Meara on drums and Dustin Patterson on baritone guitar. Each member of the band has been involved in live music for years when they decided to combine their powers and improve as instrumentalists, songwriters and people. The group mixes soul, edge and groove to produce hip-shaking, heart-moving and interesting music.
The Gods Themselves partnered with Verity in 2015 as one of the first four music groups to be featured.
Jupe Jupe is a Seattle quartet that creates mournful pop music with synthesizers, pulsating beats, crooning vocals and guitars. Jupe Jupe is made up of My Young on vocals and synthesizers, Bryan Manzo and Patrick Partington on guitars and Jarrod Arbini on drums and percussion. The group is influenced by British new wave, ghost-town Americana and 60s European spy films, giving their songs a dark yet movement-inducing quality.
Jupe Jupe has released three albums – “Invaders,” “Reduction in Drag,” and “Crooked Kisses.” The group can be heard on KEXP as well as college radio stations across the U.S. and Canada.
Jupe Jupe partnered with Verity in 2015 as one of the first four music groups to be featured.
RED JACKET MINE
Seattle pop group Red Jacket Mine was founded in 2003 and has evolved from a home recording project into a crowd-drawing band for their energetic live performances. The quartet is made up of founding singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr, keyboardist Daniel Walker, drummer Andrew Salzman and bassist Eric Bryson. Red Jacket Mine blends pop and soul, drawing inspiration from “omni-pop” group NRBQ. The group has released several albums, the most popular titled “Some Else’s Cake” in 2013.
Red Jacket Mine partnered with Verity in 2015 as one of the first four music groups to be featured.
Naomi Wachira burst onto the Seattle music scene in 2013 with her mesmerizing voice and guitar-playing abilities. The Kenya native and daughter of Kijabe pastor got an early start to her music career, spending her childhood with her family’s travelling band. Naomi is strongly influenced by Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba and blends her Kenyan upbringing and Pacific Northwest inspirations to create unique folk music.
Naomi joined Verity’s list of featured musicians in 2016, writing two original songs: “Me” and “Keep."