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crushing velvet


Band Alternative Pop


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The best kept secret in music


"LA Weekly"

crushing velvet alternates a commercial pop sound with a darker, groove oriented side. There is a sense of drama and dynamics that is refreshing in today's sterile pop music scene. Look for great things from this band! - Live in LA

"The Star Newspapers"

Crushing Velvet has landed songs on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Salyer", "Third Watch" and "Dawson's Creek." Now, the band has released its own CD, featuring Chyanna's light but entrancing vocals and Tom Diekmeier's crunch-pop guitar and keyboard instrumentation.
"Crush" is a strong recording for an independent band, with a good mix of slow-building anthems and upbeat rock songs. Fans of femme-fronted bands that spend more time setting moods than trying to pen three-minute pop hits will enjoy this disc. - John Everson, Music Critic

"Mish Mash Indie Music Review"

Crushing Velvet has a scary underground pop sound with music that is downright incredible. They move from aggressive beats to a trip-hop daze with ease, flowing from style-to-style and attitude-to-attitude skillfully. Plus, it doesn't hurt that vocalist Chyanna purrs with unbridled sensuality. - Orange Crush


"crush", released 2002,
"acoustic velvet", released 2002,


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crushing velvet is on the cutting edge of today's music scene. Their alt-pop sound seamlessly weaves infectious grooves and unforgettable melodies with thought provoking lyrics to create a truly unique sonic experience.
Hip TV shows and films have already discovered crushing velvet and have featured their songs on soundtracks.
crushing velvet garnered a special “Award of Special Recognition for Outstanding LA Band” at the Los Angeles Music Showcase Awards where lead singer, Chyanna was also nominated for “Outstanding Female Vocals” at the same award show that was held at the Hollywood Palladium.
crushing velvet live showcases the bands abilities to deliver their own unique, dynamic performance that is both "charismatic and compelling". crushing velvet live is a performance you don’t want to miss.

Soundtrack Credits:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UPN
Dawson's Creek, WB
Third Watch, NBC
Birds of Prey, WB
As the World Turns, ABC
Not Like Us, HBO
Screenland Drive, Touchstone
Numerous independent films