Vera Blue
Get Vera Blue essential facts below. View Videos or join the Vera Blue discussion. Add Vera Blue to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Vera Blue

Vera Blue
Vera Blue 2017 2.jpeg
Vera Blue performing in 2017
Background information
Celia Pavey
Born (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 25)
Forbes, Australia
Genres
Instruments
2013-present
LabelsIsland Records Australia
Websiteverablue.com

Celia Pavey (born 23 January 1994), known professionally as Vera Blue, is an Australian singer-songwriter signed with Mercury Records Australia, which is part of Universal Music Australia.[1] Her folk-inspired album This Music peaked at number 14 on the Australian ARIA Charts in July 2013.[2] Pavey sings, and plays the guitar and the violin.[3] She placed third in season 2 of The Voice Australia.

Career

2013-2014: Celia Pavey, The Voice and This Music

During the 2013 season of The Voice Australia, Pavey auditioned while playing the guitar and received acclaim from the judges and audience.[4] Her first audition clip of Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair / Canticle" has amassed over 11 million views online.[5] She joined Team Delta and placed third in the competition.

Pavey released her debut studio album This Music in July 2013, which peaked at number 14 in Australia. In 2013, Pavey was nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Awards.[6]

Celia Pavey released her debut EP Bodies on 29 August 2014 which was produced by Eric J. Dubowsky. Pavey toured the east coast of Australia in support of the EP.[7]

2015-2017: Vera Blue Fingertips and Perennial

In August 2015, Pavey announced that she would be releasing music under her new project 'Vera Blue'.[8]

Her EP entitled Fingertips was released on 13 May 2016.[9] It features five tracks, including the two singles "Hold" and "Settle".[10]

In 2016, she was featured on Australian rapper Illy's song "Papercuts", which peaked at #2 on the ARIA singles charts.

Her single "Hold" peaked at number 5 on the US Spotify viral top 50 chart and number 1 on the Australian Viral 50 chart. In February 2017, Vera Blue released "Private". In June 2017, Vera Blue announced the release of her second studio album Perennial. The album was released in July and peaked at number 6 on the ARIA Charts. Her song "Regular Touch" placed at number 15 on triple j's 2017 Hottest 100.

2018-present: "All the Pretty Girls" & "Like I Remember You"

On 26 October 2018, Vera Blue released the single "All The Pretty Girls" after premiering the song a day before on Australian radio station Triple J. She also released the live album Lady Powers Live at the Forum.[11]

In February 2019, Vera Blue released "Like I Remember You" in partnership with Greenpeace[12]. Describing her involvement, Celia stated "I'm lending my voice to the campaign to stop oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight - for the love of our oceans... I feel a deep connection to our oceans and I know that the seafloor is no place for risky oil drilling".[13]

Touring

Vera Blue supported Conrad Sewell on his Australian tour September 2015. In April and May 2016 Vera Blue supported Matt Corby on his Telluric tour.[14] In July 2016 Vera Blue supported Broods on their Australian tour.[15]

Vera Blue's own Australian headline Fingertips tour was completed in May 2016, with all 8 dates around the country sold out.[16] Vera Blue's second headline tour commenced in August through to October 2016, hitting metropolitan and regional cities.[17]

Vera Blue supported Flume at the 2016 Splendour in the Grass Festival, performing his number one hit Never Be Like You.

The 'Private' Tour was announced on 16 February 2017 and toured Australia in support of her released single, "Private". After the rising popularity of March 2018 single "Lady Powers", Vera Blue set off on her biggest Australian tour, titled 'Lady Powers' in March and June 2018.[18]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak positions
AUS
[2]
This Music
(as Celia Pavey)
  • Released: July 2013
  • Label: Mercury Records, Universal Music Australia
14
Perennial
  • Released: 21 July 2017
  • Label: Island Records Australia, Universal Music Australia
6

Live albums

Title Album details
Lady Powers Live at the Forum
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Island Records Australia, Universal Music Australia

Extended plays

List of EPs, with selected details
Title Details Peak positions
AUS
[19]
Bodies
(as Celia Pavey)
  • Released: 29 August 2014
  • Label: Mercury Records / Universal Music Australia
  • Format: Digital download
--
Fingertips
  • Released: 13 May 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Universal Music Australia
72[a]

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected details
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[20]
NZ
Hot

[21]
"Believe Me"[22]
(as Celia Pavey)
2013 -- -- Non-album single
"Red"
(as Celia Pavey)
2014 -- -- Bodies
"Hold" 2015 62 -- Fingertips
"Settle" 2016 79 --
"Private" 2017 84 -- Perennial
"Mended" 96 --
"Regular Touch" 97 --
"First Week"[25] -- --
"Lady Powers"[26]
(featuring Kodie Shane)
2018 -- --
"All the Pretty Girls"[27] 82 -- TBA
"Like I Remember You"[28] 2019 --[b] --
"The Way That You Love Me"[30] --[c] 30

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected details
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[32]
"Papercuts"
(Illy featuring Vera Blue)
2016 2
  • ARIA: 4x Platinum[33]
Two Degrees
"Fracture"
(Slumberjack featuring Vera Blue)
2017 89 Fracture
"Rushing Back"
(Flume featuring Vera Blue)
2019 20
[34]
TBA

Other appearances

List of other non-single song appearances
Title Year Album
"Young Melody" (Pnau featuring Vera Blue) 2017 Changa
"I Know How It Goes" (Nina Las Vegas featuring Vera Blue and Ecca Vandal) 2018 Lucky Girl

Other charted singles

Year Singles Peak positions
AUS
[2]
2013 "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" 27
"A Thousand Years" 23
"Woodstock" 29
"Jolene" 15
"Edelweiss" 23
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" 23
"Xanadu" 73

Notes

  1. ^ Fingertips entered the ARIA Singles chart
  2. ^ "Like I Remember You" did not enter the Top 100, but peaked at number 19 on the Hitseekers Singles Chart.[29]
  3. ^ "The Way That You Love Me" did not enter the Top 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Hitseekers Singles Chart.[31]

References

  1. ^ "Interview with Celia Pavey". Cream Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Discography Celia Pavey". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Music director saw Celia's talent". Daily Liberal. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "The Voice grand finale live blog". smh.com.au.
  5. ^ "Celia Pavey Sings Scarborough Fair Canticle: The Voice Australia Season 2". youtube.com. The Voice Australia.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.123agency.com.au/announces-bodies-coast/[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Celia Pavey announced new project Vera Blue". righthandmanagement.com.au. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Fingertips EP". iTunes AUS. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Vera Blue Facebook". www.facebook.com. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Vera Blue releases new single "All The Pretty Girls" and new live album". Don't Bore Us. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Watch Vera Blue's New Music Video". act.greenpeace.org. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Vera Blue on Instagram: "IT'S TOMORROW!! My new single 'Like I Remember You' in collaboration with @greenpeaceap is dropping and I'm so excited. We worked on..."". Instagram. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Matt Corby Announces Support Acts For Upcoming 'Telluric' Tour - Music Feeds". Music Feeds. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "BROODS announce new album 'Conscious' and headline Aussie tour | Music News | triple j". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2016/03/18/vera-blue-announces-first-run-of-headline-shows/
  17. ^ "Vera Blue Announces 2016 National Tour". themusic.com.au.
  18. ^ McIntyre, Isaac (23 April 2018). "Vera Blue shares her love and Lady Powers with new five-track EP as she heads for Groovin". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^
    • For Fingertips: "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1369). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 23 May 2016: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2016. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  20. ^
    • For "Hold": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1361). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 28 March 2016: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • For "Settle": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1363). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 April 2016: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • For "Private": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1409). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 27 February 2017: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • For "Mended": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1423). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 5 June 2017: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • For "Regular Touch": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1431). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 31 July 2017: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
    • For "All the Pretty Girls": "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1509). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 4 February 2019: 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  21. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Believe Me - Single by Celia Pavey". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2015.
  23. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ a b c d "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2019 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ "First Week (acoustic)". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2017.
  26. ^ "Lady Powers - Single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2018.
  27. ^ "All the Pretty Girls - Single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2019.
  28. ^ "Like I Remember You - Single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2019.
  29. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1511). ARIA. 18 February 2019: 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  30. ^ "The Way That You Love Me - Single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF) (1532). ARIA. 15 July 2019: 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  32. ^
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2017 Singles". ARIA. Australian Recording Industry Association. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  34. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Vera_Blue
 



 



 
Music Scenes