Twang supreme ...
"...soul food, that blends the snottiness of early Rock'n'Roll with flavors of Rhythm & Blues
..."

Years on the road and in studios have let
Velvetone mature not only as musicians, but also made them very aware of what they are doing!
This was affirmed by headliners like Wanda Jackson, Willy de Ville, Brian Setzer and Die Ärzte, who invited Velvetone to collaborate or play shows together.
Velvetone are among the most accomplished bands when it comes to digging deeply into the dirty roots of Rock Music to uncover its hidden facets.
Embedded in a sound reminiscent of bands like the similarly eclectic Calexico or Los Lobos, we find tasteful originals and select cover songs, crowned by Ray DeVaryo’s crooning.
Velvetone not only embrace the heritage of rock, but keep developing what they love passionately: Country, Cajun, and Rhythm’n’Blues and their common offspring, Rock’n’Roll.
On stage is where Velvetone are really at home. Here, Ray DeVaryo’s charisma unfolds and the band’s immaculate interplay generates explosive live shows. It is then that the arcane, dark power emerges, that Velvetone’s archaic, yet timeless Roots Rock exudes.
(Andreas Schnell)
Wie eine Garagenversion von Robert Gordon und Link Wray, gröber und ungeschliffener. - Rolling Stone

Super kooool!!! ...Viva Los Velvetone!!! (...) This is your 'Ticket Home'...so 'deep' and so fully 'mature' ...not a weak spot in there anywhere!!! This is really all the way the most fantastic kooool and super-killer records all the way!!! - The Paladins, Dave Gonzalez

Dit is rock'n'roll voor een David-Lynch-film! - Boppin' Around

Slightly sinister feel, shit-hot sound and top class musicianship throughout... Quite a distinction. - Deathrow

Bremens coolste Combo bietet eine Mischung all dessen, was die Bezeichnung "Rock'n'Roll" jemals verdient hat: trashigen R&B, "Whooooooaaaahaa"-Soul a la Screaming Jay Hawkins, Rockabilly und durchgeknallten "Ihr seid alle Sünder"-Gospel, dass es nur so kracht. Mit Velvetone bekommt Coolness einen neuen Namen: VELVETONE! - Indigo Notes

Über der ganzen Platte liegt die düstere Atmosphäre eines allmählich verblichenen Hotels in New Jersey, dessen Charme aber in jedem Winkel zu spüren ist - düster, aber heimelig. - Persona Non Grata

Neo rockabilly fantastico! Gutsy, Loud, Twangy, Loud, Distorted. Most of it fast and vicious, but then in contrast you get tracks like the slow but sinister "Moonstruck". And it's great! Fantastico! - Rocket

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rhe Musik rockt und rollt, so dass man am liebsten gleich zur Royal Crown-Pomade greifen möchte.... Wäre Ray DeVaryo 40 Jahre früher aktiv gewesen, hätte er vor dem King den Sex in den Rock'n'Roll gebracht und der King wäre schwul geworden. -
Harakiri


Die Jacke ist aus Velveton, so etwas wurde vor 20 Jahren für rund 40,- Mark verkauft. - ADAC