We hope this message finds you all well and not too cabin-fevery!
We are SO HAPPY to be able to tell you that a complete album will be ready for delivery to you by the end of this month! Here’s a sneak peak of the beautiful album cover design by Mara Winthorst (Chocolate Designs).
Due to the effects of COVID-19, there was a big delay in production and freight, and we weren’t able to give you an update on exactly when it would be arriving at your doorsteps (we didn’t know either!). Again, we thank you so much for your patience and hope it will bring you joy as you emerge from Isolation. 🙏❤️
We hope you’ve had a great start to 2020. It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, but we’ve been keeping busy behind the scenes with album production, and… a little bit of human creation.
We’d love to introduce you to the beautiful Penelope Catherine McCorkelle (already dubbed P.C. Mac by Claire). Only 4 weeks old and already singing!
Our other baby (the album baby) is still in gestation – it has at least 10 tracks but no toes, and is ultra-sounding great!
We very excited to share it with you and we know you’re keen to hear it. We’re all busy at work with various aspects of the album production, especially Claire who is off to continue mixing this week! We thank you so much for your patience and support. Producing our first album has been a bigger task than expected and has been a learning experience for all of us.
|Hello again all you stunning Velvetonians!|
There is just over one day left of our Pozible campaign! We have been overwhelmed by your generous support during this process. When this campaign started we were set to head into the studio to begin recording – so thank you all so much for ensuring we can afford to pay for the studio time and can turn it into a first class album we can be proud of! ❤️
If you’d like a sneak peak of some of our hard work, check out a video we took after some early mixing work here
Things are sounding pretty lovely – if we do say so ourselves!
We are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed so far 🙏 However, the mixing process is taking longer than we budgeted for. There’s still a lot of work left to be done and all your support means that we can continue working on making this album great!
If you haven’t already, why not pre-order your very own copy of the album?!
There are heaps of other rewards too, so jump onto the Pozible page and see what takes your fancy!
We would love it if you would share the love, too. Please pass this on to anyone who you think will enjoy our music!
You can find all the details of the campaign and rewards on our Pozible campaign page – See you there!
Hello you fabulously wonderful and attractive Velvetonians!
Just checking in with a quick reminder about our Pozible campaign! We have only 10 days left to get all the funding we need to make this album possible. True… we have made our initial goal (which we are THRILLED about!!! – THANK YOU!!!)
We did, however, underestimate how much the mixing and producing was going to cost, so we’re falling a little short… and this is where we have to get a bit…well…
And ask for some more of your help!
If you haven’t already, why not pre-order your very own copy of the album!
There are heaps of other rewards too, so jump onto the campaign and see what takes your fancy!
We’d love it if you’d share the love, too. Pass this on to anyone you may think will love our album!
|Everything you need to know and all the details of all the rewards can be found on our Pozible campaign page.|
Now… On to other stuff!
We wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to all of the lovely people that joined us at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong with the Mae Collard Trio! We had such a fabulous time sipping champagne and singing our socks off! The thing that made this gig so special was the warm reception we received from the gorgeous audience. We are hoping to get back to this fabulous venue to do it all again next year, so keep a look out!
One last thing!
We all know that Christmas is fast approaching…Yay! And we love singing Christmas music almost as much as eating ham and xmas pudding!
So why not invite The Velvetones to your Christmas function? We’d be a fun little addition to any work party, carols event or other function, so please – Get in touch!
We love our supporters and we want to create something special for you. The stars have aligned (and we have lined up some stars) to bring you a truly sumptuous experience.
Overlooking the spectacular views from Mount Dandenong, you can spend an afternoon listening to not just one, but two of the finest jazz groups in Melbourne with bubbly in hand and the taste of a delicious canape still on your lips.
| Sunday the 15th of September 2019|
Skyhigh, Mount Dandenong
2:00pm Doors open, with canapes and a glass of bubbly to welcome you
2:30pm A two act concert featuring The Velvetones & The Mae Collard Trio
Tickets for this fantastic event are $58 including two bands, nibbles, your first glass, and the cost of entry to Mount Dandenong reimbursed on entry. We would love to see you there!
|Album Crowdfunding Update|
We are in our second week raising money to make our debut album! We have raised nearly $6,500 of our goal of $12,000.That’s including:
❤ Over 70 CDs,
❤ Nearly 40 tickets to the launch concert,
❤ Six producers (aka. our heroes!), and
❤ One house concert for an extra special supporter.
Thank you so much! But we are only half way – If you haven’t already, please go to Pozible to pledge (and receive a reward!) to help us make a fantastic album.
|Thank you for your support!|
|Hello loyal (and beautiful) Velvetonians!|
You may or may not have heard that we are getting ready to record our DEBUT ALBUM!! You’ve asked for it, so we’ve decided it’s time to deliver!
We just have one small problem…
We’re a little low in the funding department
But….This is where you step in!
We have just launched our crowd funding campaign with Pozible!
What does this mean?
You can help us out by pre-purchasing your very own copy of the album! We’ll even sign it for you!
There are LOADS more rewards that you can get your hands on. Tickets to our launch in Melbourne, workshops, and a house party performance to name just a few!
The only caveat (and there’s always something, isn’t there?): if we don’t raise our goal of $12,000 then it’s all for nothing. Our benefactors get their money back, no one gets any of the lovely rewards, and there is no album.
So please give generously, and talk us up to anyone you think might like what we do! It takes a village!… Or about eight people to have us over for a house concert.
Everything you need to know and all the details of all the rewards can be found on our Pozible campaign page.
We would not be here if it weren’t for YOU so please get on board and get some fabulous rewards!
The Velvetones are warming your winter performing at Festivals up and down the east coast of Australia in Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland. We have learned a few new tricks, polished a few old favourites, AND we will be running workshops teaching one of our toe tapping a cappella songs.
Melbourne International Singers Festival
Sunday 9th June
4:15pm – Workshop @ Deakin Edge
7:30pm – Festival Showcase Concert @ Deakin Edge
Voices in Paradise, Southport
Saturday 29th June
10:00am – 5:00pm – Youth Workshop @ Griffith University
7:00pm – VIP Concert @ Griffith University
Festival of Voices, Hobart
Wednesday 10th July
6:00pm – Boston Childrens Choir & The Velvetones @ Government House
Thursday 11th July
1:00pm – Free pop up @ the Cascades Female Factory
Friday 12th July
1:30pm – Jazz a cappella workshop with The Velvetones @ Waterside Pavillion
Saturday 13th July
7:30pm – A cappella Showcase Concert @ Theatre Royal
Our very own album! Watch this space.
|Happy New Year, everyone!|
The Velvetones have recovered from the holidays, and we are kicking off our 2019 with international a cappella sensation FreePlay! If you love The Velvetones vocal stylings, we know you will enjoy Freeplay’s live’ looping, vocal percussion, and amazing versatility – we are talking New York jazz, Aussie pop, European classical, Indian ragas and Brazilian samba… we’re getting a bit of a musical crush, really.
And you can see it all TOMORROW NIGHT at the MC Showroom! We will also be showing off a few new songs for you, so make sure you come along!