Veronica McNamee

Actor, songwriter and dynamic singer, this Bolivian/Canadian artist has experimented with various musical genres, finally settling down in rock and blues. Originally set to follow the path of actor, this late bloomer discovers her singing voice while performing with a community theatre troupe in Huntsville, Ontario, in 2005. Veronica moves back to Bolivia in 2007, where she finds her way into the Bolivian jazz community, who take her under their wing. For the next two years, Veronica learns and performs with a superstar jazz band and participates in international jazz festivals. Returning to Canada in 2009, Veronica begins expanding her vocal skills and finding her true musical passion. She pairs up with exceptional vocal coach Pattie Kelly and makes her rounds in the jazz and blues communities. She meets Steve Pass, guitarist and founder of original heavy rock band Second Pass, in 2013 and joins the band as lead vocals. With Second Pass, Veronica co-writes and records four EPs and performs in various renowned venues and festivals in the GTA and the U.S. But with a strong desire to go back to blues, Veronica spearheads a blues/rock project which becomes The Muddy York Blues Machine, and with her are three of the most versatile, dynamic, and all around extraordinary musicians of the GTA.   

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