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Words and Music by D. Schanche Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie Produced by D. Schanche and Patrick Emswiler Engineered by Danny Naim Drums recorded by Blair Sinta Drums - Kelly King Bass - Pete Donnelly Guitars, Vocals, Keys, and "The Bells" - Derek Schanche Cover Concept and Photo - D. Schanche Art Direction - Terri Moore

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Awake

Velvet Blue

Loud Guitar Melodic Power Pop

“Awake” is 3:19 minutes of pure pop bliss that’s soon to be released on the forthcoming LP “Fun Control” by Velvet Blue.

What started out as a t-shirt and jeans home demo written by Derek Schanche and recorded in Garageband by Patrick Emswiler, this new song was taken to The Cave to record drums and feedback guitar with Danny Naim (Beyonce, Rihanna).

Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies).

"AWAKE" also features Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, Graham Parker) on bass guitar, Johnny Sandoval (Tower of Power) on drums and Kelly King on percussion.

Produced by Derek Schanche and Co-produced by Patrick Emswiler.

All Songs Copyrighted © by Derek Schanche (ASCAP)

Cover art concept by Derek Schanche Art Direction by Terri Moore

“Awake” leans heavily on bands such as Big Star and Boston’s own Buffalo Tom where Derek spent 19 years writing and recording while immersing himself in the local music scene with his previous bands Señor Happy (Mike Deneen/Q division records) and Stars Crashing Cars on CBS Records (Tom Polce/ Larry Jenkins).

Full of loud guitars and an intro/guitar riff that’s reminiscent of The Beatles “Paperback Writer,”
it’s a song that fans of pop music will enjoy.

“We decided on releasing singles online with a cover to match each song” Derek stated. “I wanted the artwork to be just as much a part of the music for people to appreciate”.

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Disruptor

Velvet Blue

Fast Punk Power Pop with loud melodic guitars and a kick-ass solo!

The new single by Velvet Blue "Disruptor" is a short punk/power pop song heavily leaning on Buzzcocks "Singles Going Steady" LP. It's filled with fast, raw, melodic guitars and Derek's breathy vocal sound. Originally recorded in Garageband with Pat Emswiler, Derek loved the guitar work so much that "we decided to recruit Pete Donnelly (The Figgs) to lay down some bass and Kelly King (King Leg) to hit drums". The solo was later laid down by Derek and recorded by Danny Naim at The Cave in Los Angeles CA. Mixed by Paul Q. Koldrie (Dinosaur Jr./Radiohead/Hole)

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Silently Slips Away

Velvet Blue

LA based T-shirt and jeans Rock and Roll

Velvet Blue is the recording and performing moniker for songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Derek Schanche (two-time ASCAP Award Winner and Boston Music Award Nominee for Best Debut Album). His brand new single release "Silently Slips Away" is from the forthcoming album "FUN CONTROL". The music is filled with loud, soulful, melodic guitars and honest, raw lyrics. Produced by Patrick Emswiler and Derek Schanche Mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, The Pixies) Engineered by Danny Naim at The Cave Featuring Pete Donnelly on bass (The Figgs, NRBQ) and Kelly King on drums (King Leg) Drums Recorded by Blair Sinta at Donkey Den All Songs Copyrighted ℗ by Derek Schanche (ASCAP) Cover art painting "Fun Control" by Derek Schanche Art Direction by Terri Moore

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Velvet Blue

Velvet Blue

LA based t-shirt and jeans rock 'n roll.

Here are six songs from the main energy center of Boston based "Senor Happy"/Qdivision Records and CBS Records "Stars Crashing Cars". The EP features members of The Figgs and The Candles/Norah Jones along with other special guests. Velvet Blue features a loud brand of electric and indie rock guitars along with strong songs. It was recorded and mixed at The Sound Ranch in Los Angeles, CA by Bobby Tamkin and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in MA. "Silent Scream" was recorded and engineered by Steve Scully in Boston, MA. All Songs Copyrighted ℗ by Derek Schanche (ASCAP). Cover Art Painting "Julee Cruise" by James Scott Art Direction by Terri Moore

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