Mandi Perkins

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Mandi Perkins
Of Verona, Rehearsal at Swing House Studios, Hollywood, CA.jpg
Mandi Perkins, 2012
Background information
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, Alternative, Alternative Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop, Electro, Indie
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003—present
Labels Sony Music/RCA Victor Records (2007-2009); BMG (2013 - 2015); Sony/ATV (2016 - Present)
Associated acts of Verona
Website ofVerona.com

Mandi Perkins is a songwriter and lead singer of the band of Verona.

Biography[edit]

Mandi Perkins was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.[1] She attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with a degree in English literature.[2] Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music while attending law school.[1]

Perkins toured the country and performed regularly on the Sunset Strip, Silverlake and in Echo Park at such venues as The Roxy, The Viper Room, The Satellite, The Echo and The Troubadour. She completed her first independent full length album, bleeding the line ..., in 2007 with producer Warren Huart.[3]

She then began working with music producer Jeff Rosen, who introduced her to executives at Sony Music, which signed her to a record deal.[1] Mandi immediately began work on her major label debut album, Alice In No Man’s Land.[4]

After the collapse of the RCA Victor label and the firing of her label head,[5] Alice In No Man’s Land only saw a limited digital release. All the lyrics on Alice In No Man’s Land were written by Perkins and the album was produced by Warren Huart and mixed by Michael Brauer.

In the first half of 2009, Perkins played the South by Southwest festival[6] and did a club tour in the United States.[7][8][9] Perkins asked for a release from her contract with Sony in June 2009[10] and started a new band named of Verona in July 2011.

Discography[edit]

Release Date Title Label
2003 Mandi Perkins (EP)[1][11] Self-released Demo
2003 The Mandi Perkins Band (EP)[1] Self-released Demo
May 18, 2005 Broken Window (EP) Self-released Demo
August 14, 2007 Bleeding the Line De Novo Music
August 4, 2008 Alice in No Man’s Land Sony BMG
2009 Everybody Knows EP De Novo Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Steve Leggett, Mandi Perkins at Allmusic (Wayback Machine archive).
  2. ^ Christian John Wikane, Mandi Perkins. Pop Matters, September 16, 2008.
  3. ^ Through the Looking Glass With Mandi Perkins. Pop Matters, September 16, 2008.
  4. ^ Through the Looking Glass With Mandi Perkins. Pop Matters, September 16, 2008.
  5. ^ Billboard [1]
  6. ^ Hitting the Right Note Archived 2013-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.. NBC Los Angeles, April 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "Mandi Perkins". popdirt.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  8. ^ Mandi Perkins. Billboard, May 30, 2009.
  9. ^ Seductive Canadian singer takes over the Blue Room stage. Chico Enterprise-Record, June 30, 2009.
  10. ^ Mandi Perkins Parts Ways With Sony Music Archived 2013-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Pop Dirt, June 30, 2009.
  11. ^ Mandi Perkins biography, MTV.com. (Wayback Machine archive dated December 3, 2015.)