Velveteen Robot

Velveteen Robot

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Depeche Mode slinks into a back alley to meet The Dandy Warhols and Jet in a triple secret rendezvous. They "comingle"; resulting in the cosmic birth of a red-headed step child which is none other than: Velveteen Robot

Biography

VELVETEEN ROBOT Formed in the Summer of 2006 when Frank Handy responded to an ad placed by Kirk Nebel, and a few weeks later Vince Milanov joined up. After a brief line up change, Dan DeSantis came in on bass. Known for an explosive live show the music is reminiscent of 80’s New Wave meeting 90’s alt rock with strong emphasis on vocal harmonies and memorable hooks. Kirk Nebel, a veteran of Portland and Los Angeles music scenes has had songs cut for major TV ads including Victoria’s Secret. Frank Handy has enjoyed success with the R&B group Feramoan, Vince Milanov comes from Bulgaria where he had a hit with his previous group Millienum. Their song “For Always” spent 8+ weeks at the NO.1 spot on the European Billboard charts. Dan DeSantis received heavy radioplay in his native town of Pittsburgh with his original rockband "The Deviant Minds."

Lyrics

Driving

Written By: Velveteen Robot

The night was long
The feeling underwhelming
I wrote a song
Thinking of you
There was a sound
A ringing in my ears and
I feel around the space we occupy

And you're drive drive driving, me away

I'm driving down
The headlights glaring at me
The pain you feel
It isn't real
The night was long
We're always underselling
I write a song for someone new

And you're drive drive driving, me away

Lonely

Written By: Velveteen Robot

Changed your mind and
Changed all your plans for another
Try but, find your dream in decline
Closed your eyes count to ten
When the memory hits
Crimson shock on a bone white page

Still surprised just to hear you say
"I'm as lonely as you are"
Stop and think before you come back again
I feel it every night

I don't need you
To tell me I've already been told
Find a place and get over yourself
Once sky high, miles wide
Has turned into nothing
Lose the thought and you lose the blame

Still surprised to hear you say:
"I'm as lonely as you are"
Stop and think before you come back again
I feel it every night

Wake

Written By: Velveteen Robot

The Sun woke up this morning
It rises as it falls
Will we be together
Will we start at all

Slept it off a long while
Couldn’t find the door
The look you gave it froze me
Left me wanting more

Wake Up tomorrow
Wake Up today
We’ll live forever
Where we used to play

Came into the warning
A wanton summer day
Can’t believe I’d ever know
That could go away

Found a broken glass today
Stopped along the wall
Kept a secret there a while
Watch you as you fall

Wake up tomorrow
Wake up today
We’ll be together
Where we used to play

Wake up tomorrow
Wake up today
We’ll live forever
Until we stop the pain

High School Parade

Written By: Velveteen Robot

Coming down this high school parade
You see yourself as just another mistake
Cannot let yourself be one who’s afraid
Coming down this high school parade

Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants you but you don’t want them I know)

Coming down this high school parade
You take the things you left behind along the way
Cannot let yourself forget how you’ve changed

Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants you but you don’t want them I know)
Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants you but you don’t want them I know)
Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants to tell that they told you so)

Flash bulbs are blinding as you walk through
Red carpet handprints, moments of truth

Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants you but you don’t want them I know)
Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody’s gonna be the one that believed you know)
Hoo hoo hoo
(everybody wants you but you don’t want them I know)
Hoo hoo hoo

Learn To Fly

Written By: Velveteen Robot

There are many things I need
Don’t know why but I’m in between
Ordinary – is what life seems
Not a moment passes where I think

There are many things I need
Black and white but it’s still unseen
Ordinary – the world is a dream
When we wake up hope its blue not green

CHORUS
Why can’t we go back and live a simple life?
Throw out the T.V. and the radio tonight
We’ll take it slow as we learn to fly

Bless the laptop, blackberry
Cable cellular direct T.V.
My obsession, an S.U.V.
Wrecks the planet but it serves my needs

Perfect Ways

Written By: Velveteen Robot

She's got perfect, perfect ways
All their names, games she plays

Blue house, big mouth
Beauty stab, too loud
Somethin for nothin
Gonna get what you lovin

Bloomingdale, Paul Frank
Verse Chorus Gucci
Gonna getcha one more
And buy me a new house
Gonna buy me a new house

She's got perfect, perfect ways
All their names, games she play

Lavender, silk sheets
High heels, red meat
Something for nothin,
Gonna get with your lovin

Juicy jeans, Von Dutch
Gimmee sugar too much
Satisfy me, and all of my needs
Satisfy me, and all of my needs

All of the things that she wanted from me
All of the things that she wanted for free

She's got perfect, perfect ways
All their names, games she plays

Rise

Written By: Velveteen Robot

For all these things I know
When the question comes up to me
Acting contrary to me
Towards the end of the extreme

Am I real and am I free
Practical with my beliefs
When the question comes to me
Swept across the sorrow so I’ve seen

Then – A flicker of light
Pretend – I rise

As the chill of winter bleeds
Sets a path of free in me
Am I real and can I see
Practical to the extreme
Leads me to confess my tales
Of Pearl Petals flowers black
Delicate heavy bereaved
When the fear is gone I never bleed

BRIDGE:

Showing me signs that I could never see

Showing me signs that I could never believe

Then – A flicker of light - Pretend – I rise

Discography

Velveteen Robot, 10 Song LP, Released 10/1/2007

Set List

Driving
Lonely
Wake
High School Parade
Cruise
Need You Tonight
Learn To Fly
Perfect Ways
What You Know
Rise
Red Sonja
Krull
Typical Repertoire is all original music w/ occasional covers.

45 to 60 minutes in length.