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"Through the art of music, and by sharing their heartfelt stories as part of the "Bullied To Silence" cast, Kristen & Katherine are raising awareness of challenging topics like bullying, and self harm."
Susan Broude, Producer/Writer, BulliedToSilence.com
The Veayo Twins – Bio
The Veayo Twins, seniors at Hall-Dale High School, are well on their way as one of the rising stars in New England's jam-packed musical landscape. The duo was just nominated for "Best in State" for a second consecutive year by The New England Music Awards.
Kristen & Katherine Veayo have a mild stutter, which led to bullying, a major crisis, and eventually relocating to a new high school. Both girls know far too well what hurtful words can do. Their personal story is told in the award winning documentary film called “Bullied to Silence”. Healthy & happy now, the two are involved in important charity work, producing & performing at Bullying Awareness events including appearing in schools.
“Kids come up to us in tears after shows sometimes,” Katherine says, “and we know how they feel and wish other kids didn’t have to feel that way.”
Unlike many young performers in today’s music scene, the Veayo Twins didn’t cut their teeth with songs written for them. Kristen has been the artistic guiding force from the beginning, and both her songwriting and full-bodied delivery suggest an old soul. She has already crafted an album that combines pop, straight-ahead rock, gutty R&B and a little country with a message; An inspirational message targeting the pain and alienation that teens can face in today's culture, including bullying and other traumatic experiences.
Still, the sisters don’t get ahead of themselves. There’s more songs to write. But there’s time for all that. In the meantime, they’re excited to build on thrills like rocking out the Jonas Brothers Softball Challenge in New Britain, CT, or opening for Grammy winners Emerson Drive, and rocking at New York City’s historic Webster Hall. Heck, they even got to play the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bahamas!