“Lead singer, Verlee, sings with a level of professional and sophistication that is beyond her age. The whole style of this band is what Junior’s Cave feels is great, and we know that the Indie Music Scene has a real GEM with Verlee for Ransom.” – Junior’s Cave Magazine
"This band has a very unique, original sound and every song has it's own identity...I really enjoy all aspects of it." - Dylan Fant of J Minus & Trading Voices
“…the band’s eclectic style, which is accessible enough to pass as pop. Vocals call to mind Bjork because of the bite and release style mixed with smoothness.” - Gail Fountain, Target Audience Magazine
Building from the standard electric guitar/bass/drums formula, the five members of Verlee for Ransom incorporate acoustic guitar & cello as well as piano, horns, organ & strings with the help of multiple keyboards/synthesizers. Infusing elements of classic rock, chamber pop, jazz, alternative, Americana, Latin, bossa nova, powerpop, alt country, ska and even doo wop… they have branded their own unique style of piano & guitar driven Indie Alt-Pop.
This may sound like a lot going on (and it is), but when anchored by the thoughtful & sincere songwriting and heartfelt vocals of 17 year old singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, Keira Verlee… it all comes together in a very cohesive and impressive performance.