Winter of 2017. After bouncing back from personal troubles, Vick Nader (vocals) broke a 2 years live performance hiatus teaming up with an old music companion/former band mate Ed Marson (drums) and Berkeley graduates Vinny Da Silva (guitar) and Apoena Frota Jones (bass) to have fun and jam out some rock tunes at private parties they threw at “The Monroe Mansion” in Brooklyn, NY. The parties started getting bigger and bigger so they were forced to relocate them to local music venues.
It wasn’t until a few months later though, in August 2017 at Irving Plaza that The Velvicks finally officially debuted live as a band. Since then, they have been refreshing the rock scene in NYC, delivering an all original “stadium rock” experience to intimate and well known venues like Rough Trade, Union Pool and Gramercy Theater without having any music released yet.
With influences from Pink Floyd, QOTSA, The Black Keys and Radiohead, yet a sound and vision completely singular, the general feedback so far has been nothing but inspirational and 100% positive, being considered by industry folks like the rebirth of NYC’s Rock n’Roll.
“Songs are making sense, the band is delivering badass live performances and people are responding to it.” said Vick.
The band is less than 1 year old and it’s currently mixing their first EP “Red Head” to be released soon. Check out their calendar for upcoming dates and experience them live. The Velvicks are still known for their “energetic” private parties.