Jasmine: Where did you get the name “Veilside”?
Veilside: It’s the side you keep hidden from the public. In essence, the “veiled side”……but shortened
Jasmine: Where did you all meet?
Veilside: It wasn’t in one particular place. Tony met Bob at a show when he was with another band. Later that year, Bob introduced Tony to Jon and Ron; that kicked off this run. Since November 2006 we’ve been working at this.
Jasmine: What are your favorite things to do in Chicago?
Veilside: Bob and Ron enjoy a great beer, and can be found at most brew-fests. Sharon and Russ enjoy family time. Also, Tony enjoys mating.
Jasmine: What was your first performance as a band like?
Veilside: We worked so hard to bring the show to stage, it went by far too quickly!!
Jasmine: What qualities must all bands have to be successful?
Veilside: Stay together!! Just make sure you’re in it for the right reasons, and the members agree what those reasons are!
Jasmine: What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
Veilside: Continue to tour throughout the Midwest in support of our 2015 release “Intermission”. Hit the studio and begin recording our fifth CD for release in 2017.
Jasmine: What is your favorite music genre and why?
Veilside: While we’re a hard rock band, we listen to pretty much everything. Personally, when writing for a new CD, I try to stay AWAY from hard rock & metal because I’m always worried about re-writing what I’ve just heard .
Jasmine: What advice do you have for 716 Live?
Veilside: The biggest challenge for artists/bands is getting heard! 716 Live does a great job within it’s own network for giving resources to artists.