VELBEN

VELBEN

BandJazzHip Hop

A classic combination of hiphop and soul with a touch of jazz is what comes to mind when describing the Velben sound. Velben music is feel good music thats a breath of fresh air.

Biography

When asked what word best describes his music, Velben says innovative. His music takes your mind on a lyrical journey to the unknown and unfamiliar. This Detroit intellect has been singing since the age of nine years old. At every given opportunity he would spend countless hours listening to his idol influences namely Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince to name a few. Growing up around a continuous barrage of gospel and classic soul music, Velben developed a deep passion for entertainment. Later on he began to explore other genres of music such as pop, jazz, reggae and classical. After singing in choirs from middle school to high school he started writing songs in 1995, which led to hundreds in a collection to date. In 1997, he began his search for a place in the music industry by seeking producers and exposure. Velben preserved his vocal arrangements and musical ideas on a cheap karaoke machine to hone his skills. After years of soul searching he began to see the hardships of the industry and confided in poetry. One problem Velben faced was that he couldn't find music that represented what he was about. The sound that matched his soul was lacking until he found an instrumental track called Walking Large by The Roots. Simply taking some previously written poetry and playfully singing over the tune created pure art. Velben began singing over tracks from Slum Village, Common, Jay Dee, Madlib etc. The only next step was to find original producers of this sound. It is safe to say that Velben has his own sound that can't be imitated. His lyrics contain realness with a poetic edge. Throughout his career Velben had various performance opportunities including numerous appearances at the Detroit renowned Fox Theater. He has also performed at many talent showcases and had the opportunity to audition for the MTV show “Making Of The Band II”. He spends his leisure time singing background vocals, writing for local artists and working on his debut album. Velben feels that a lot artist work at being unique trying to create that new sound, but it's real when you just are unique with a new sound.

Lyrics

About Love

Written By: Velben

About Love

Verse 1

Sometimes misconstrued in passion
Love has a way of breaking hearts
And leaving tears in the eyes
And it never lies
But when it’s good you spread it all around
Mountain, hilltops and even leveled ground
Its all apart of love

Pre-chorus
When you’re deep in love
You want the world to know
But when love breaks your heart
You tired soul just falls apart

Chorus

Have you heard about, Love
What you know about, Love
(2x)

Verse 2

Lacking in the skill of patience
Cause rushing can only complicate
Emotions running on high
And we just can’t fight
That nagging urge
That makes us want to fly
Foolishly as we stumble into lies
It’s all apart of love

Pre-chorus

Chorus (repeat)

Copyright©2005

Discography

FORMLESS - EP

About Love is the single getting airplay

Set List

No Guarantee
Dont Change
About Love
My lady
Starchild
If Its Magic