Verona Chard – Reviews

‘Verona Chard…her new album FEVER is a delight from opening act to epilogue! A thing of beauty – a sequence of very diverse songs. You’ll find a fantastic variety of material and Verona paying tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton with her visionary recreation of Humph’s menacing tone poem Jail Break. Verona is a fine new jazz singer’ – Digby Fairweather

‘A superior set of musical highs’ – The Musician

‘I saw a great gig with Verona Chard and her band – a new classic based vocalist at the 606 Club, great night out.’ Richard Wheatley – Jazz FM

‘Chard has a rather captivating voice and Fever gives her the perfect opportunity to swagger her undeniable vocal talents. Her voice was made for jazz. With Willow Weep for Me you can hear the emotion and vulnerability…really portrays Chard as an impeccable vocalist.’ – Entertainment Focus

‘This is and inspiringly researched, arranged and performed album – taste it and see’ – Ian Maund – Sandy Brown Jazz

‘Fever, an imaginative enterprise well realised. Chard’s thespianism surely informs the most striking moments here, such as the occasion, 3:35 into Cool, where ‘coolly cool boy’ erupts in a melismatic tornado that sounds unlike anything in the standard jazz vocal lexicon. Pianist Alex Stanford had a major role in arrangements that mix funk, reggae and swing, and Charlotte Glasson and Kevin Robinson weave convincing bebop lines throughout. Alan Barnes and Dave Green appear on a number of tracks, lending top-flight distinction to an ambitious debut.’ – Clive Cooper – Jazz Journal

Fever Cover Full Size Verona’s new album has been reviewed on Bebop Spoken Here.

“…Verona Chard is a cut above many of the current crop of chantelles and I have to admit I’m quite taken with her interpretations.” – Lance Liddle – Bebop Spoken Here.

Read the full review here.

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Support Verona and the band by 'Choosing Your Favourite Track' and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw for £250.00 cash and / or you can pre-buy the forthcoming album at a pre-launch value of £10.00, please see Verona's Angels for details.

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Private Tuition : Vocal Masterclass

Verona has been vocal technique adviser to a number of successful singers including : Claire Martin, Tatiana Okupnik, Gill Manley, Barb Jungr, Victoria Hart

She is a visiting consultant at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Students from CSSD have currently gained parts in - Les Miserables (tour), Dad's Army (tour), The Globe etc.


July 21st 2012 - 606 Club, London - Masterclass with Claire Martin OBE, Verona Chard and Gareth Williams

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