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Vera Ellen

Vera Allen is a Wellington/Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and wildly prolific songwriter, who you may recognise from LA band Girl Friday, or grungy NZ 4-piece Maple Syrup.

Vera Ellen’s ‘It’s Your Birthday’ was written over the space of a few years. It chronicles the highs and lows of Vera’s early twenties, and is integral to the artist’s growing process. Each song hits some kind of unforgettable, yet relatable, touch stone in the artist’s life:

‘It’s Your Birthday’ is Vera’s gift to the world, but Vera wants to be the kind of uncle that always shows up with a gift on your birthday, so it shan’t be the last.


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