Verity Price

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Birth name Verity Price
Born (1975-05-16) 16 May 1975 (age 42)
Umtali (now Mutare, Zimbabwe
Genres Afro, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress and Motivational speaker
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2002 – Present
Labels Lucky Packet Records, Musketeer Records

Verity is a singer, songwriter, actress and motivational speaker from Cape Town, South Africa.


Verity was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. She won the Catch a Rising Star talent search in Florida in 2002 and was awarded a US working visa as an artist of outstanding ability in 2003. She performed to capacity audiences in Nashville and New York in 2005 and has established herself as a nationally acclaimed performer in South Africa.

Verity has been internationally recognised for innovation in the music industry and has been featured in various news sources in South Africa and around the world, including Carte Blanche, Africa's premier news reporting show. Verity launched the 'Lucky Packet Project' which is an initiative to generate funding for her records, independently of assistance from record labels, as well as to create investment for upcoming artists in South Africa.

Verity is the first musician in South Africa to sell her CD's before the CD's existed. Verity's web team developed a transaction facility on her website. 'Future Owners' bought enough of her CD's for Verity to fund the production of her album. Over 2000 people in 25 countries bought the CD, without guarantee of their investment being realised. 10.6% of every sale was given to two South African charities (POWA empowering women and the Live Your Dreams Foundation funding up and coming artists) and by the time the album was recorded over R30,000 had been contributed.

Verity is the first artist in South Africa to achieve a self-funded project of this nature. Verity has bucked the trend of signing up to a major record label and is the first person in South Africa to do this.

Verity's album, named "Journey" by her fans, was recorded with award winning producers Paul McIver & Brian O'Shea and was released in July 2008. The story has been broadcast as Virtual Verity on M-Net's Carte Blanche, SABC3's The Power Within and more recently SABC3's Journey to the Core.

Verity plays regularly with her band Verity and the Shades around South Africa and is reputedly currently working on another album.

Singing and Songwriting[edit]


Performances and Gigs[edit]

Up The Creek Festival 2003 and 2005

Levis Vintage Sundays 2004, 2006 and 2007

Kirstenbosch Winter Concerts 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

The Women's Show Cape Town and Johannesburg 2007, 2008 and 2009

Artscape Theatre 2007

V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre 2006 and 2007

Durban ABSA Stadium 2008

Documentaries on "Lucky Packet Project"[edit]

Trust 22, Award winning USA Documentary 2006

Virtual Verity, Carte Blanche, 2008 M-Net

Verity, Journey to the Core, 2009 SABC3

Verity, The Power Within, 2008 SABC3

Our stories, Our voices, 2007 SABC 2

Television Appearances[edit]

Weekend Live, SABC 2

Morning Live, SABC 2

Luv Sport, M-Net SuperSport

Hectic 99, SABC 2

Keeping it Real, SABC 2

Showbiz Report,

Top Billing, SABC3

Radio Interviews[edit]

Kieno Kammies, Cape Talk/Radio 702

Afternoon talk, SAFM

Risky Business, Radio 2000

Women on the move, Radio 2000

Homebrew, KFM/94.7 Highveld Stereo

Press Coverage[edit]

Weekend Argus (South Africa)

Cape Times (South Africa)

The Star (South Africa)

Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

AboutTime (South Africa)

Cosmopolitan (South Africa)

Oprah Magazine (South Africa)

Top Billing Magazine (South Africa)

Clarion (Argentina)

SA Times (London)

El Economista (Spain)

Radio Playlisting[edit]


Radio Highveld

Radio Algoa


Radio 2000



UCT Radio

Songs used on Movie Soundtracks[edit]

"Careless", Oil on Water

"Forever in Me", Oil on Water

"Would You", Oil on Water

"Shine", Eden Campus

Motivational Speaking[edit]

MC'd events and Talks[edit]

TEDxJohannesburg 2009

SA Innovation Summit 2009

KTV Market Day MC 2009

Standard Bank Rocking Future Roadshow 2008

1st for Women Feather Awards 2009

Coca Cola Artside of Life 2007

Media 24 Awards 2005

Life Lab Show 2006

Educor Awards 2006

Teach A Man To Fish Conference 2008

Reach for a Dream 2007

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital 2006

Graduate School of Business, Women in Business Conference 2007

Shared the stage with[edit]

John Demartini

Lisa Nichols

Mike Dooley

Robin Banks

Patricia Glynn

Bruce Muzik

Acting and Voiceovers[edit]

Movies and Television Series[edit]

Slipstream, 2003, Margaret – Bank Teller

What is Love, 2004, Wife

Charlie Jade, 2004, Agent No. 3

Cotton Wool, 2005, Student

Mercenary for Justice, 2006, Female Assistant

The Triangle, 2005, TV mini-series, Nurse

Poseidon Adventure, 2006, Dying Woman

Interrogation Room, 2008, Nurse Anna

Oil on Water, 2008, Art Student

Ella Blue, 2008 TV mini-series, Slinger

External links[edit]