Velveteen Playboys

Velveteen Playboys

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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A flurry of 70's Rock, 80's Pop and Swing combine to create a hybrid sound that is unique, yet familliar. One music insider states, "the best thing to come out of Boston since Aerosmith and the J.Geils Band!"

Biography

Velveteen Playboys are a band for the world. A multi-racial, multi-dimensional, transcontinental juggernaut of musical talent. The band’s members are American, Caribbean, and Mexican and their musical influences are as diverse as their lineup. Their infectious combination of rock, pop and swing keeps audiences moving in their seats or dancing in the streets. They are a modern day presentation of a retro sound that is both unique, yet familiar. The band’s strength lies in their dynamic live shows which are both energetic and fun. Their latest CD, “Shakin’ Not Stirred,” produced by 3-time Grammy Award winner Bob St. John, is garnering both national and international attention. Velveteen Playboys are a musical tornado and they’re ready to tear the roof off!

A “super group” of musical talent including bassist Lenny Bradford formerly of "Entrain," and saxophonist Bob Gay who played and recorded with such greats as David Bowie and Chaka Khan, Velveteen Playboys' musical styles range from 80's New Wave to Swing to the Beatles to Burlesque to Led Zeppelin to Cabaret. All these influences combine with the guiding force of their own, brilliant originality to create a lush, melodic and powerful sound that can only be described as Velveteen Playboys.

Velveteen Playboys were the featured musical guest at the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 28th. Their performance was lauded as one of the highlights of the Games on the ESPN2 live television broadcast and in the opening paragraph of the New York Times coverage of the Games the next morning.Their 2009 Cosmic Lounge Tour was highlighted by shows at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Metropolitan Room in NYC, Showcase Live in Boston, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Twin River Casino in Rhode Island.

For more information on Velveteen Playboys, visit: www.velveteenplayboys.com

To contact the band, write to velveteenplayboys@hotmail.com

For bookings contact Ed Keane @ Ed Keane Associates www.edkeane.com or call 617-846-0067

Discography

Velveteen Playboys- "Cosmic Lounge" CD

Velveteen Playboys- "Live at the Orpheum Theatre"
DVD/CD

Velveteen Playboys-"Shakin' Not Stirred" CD

Singles-"The Way You Do" and "Big Rock Wall"

Set List

THE WAY YOU DO

WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ THIS WORLD

OVER AND OVER

I WANT THAT GIRL

THE GIRL LIKES SAX

LAST GIRL ON EARTH

HOUSES OF THE HOLY

HOW TO LIVE

LUCKY DAY

TANGERINE

HAPPY

DARKEST HOUR

BIG ROCK WALL

LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION

‘TIL THE END OF THE WORLD

TEMPTATION EYES

VIRTUAL GIRL

SHE'S INTO ME

BURN IT DOWN

90 MINUTES OF ORIGINAL MUSIC