Lush, dreamy, soulful, nourishing and pop. These are five words the people of The New Velvet will say that define their music from start to finish. Friends since highschool, Dustin, Robby, Sheep, and Ben have collaborated together, ultimately forming The New Velvet, probably the most popular up and coming bands ready to take over the airwaves. With thousands of fans all over the world, also known as ‘the velvet,’ waiting to see what they’ve next, this young but not amateur group has been touring nationwide, having split the bill with artists such as; J.Cole, Natasha Bedingfield and Plain White T are only a few.
The band’s recent collaborations with YouTube sensations Esmee Denters, Savannah Outen, and Alyssa Bernal have racked up millions of views. Not only do TNV make YouTube videos with other artists, but they’ve also released many videos, from numerous cover songs to their own original material.
While some of their musical inspirations are John Mayer, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Maroon 5, Third Eye Blind, and Coldplay, TNV have collectively created music, which is a fun combination of all these genres in one. They are currently hard at work in the studio, looking to release a single, EP or album in the near future. In the meantime, they will continue to make more videos, as they tour and perform, so make sure to check them out in a city near you.
Having performed both internationally and domestically, from Ukraine for a special appearance at Ecko Unlimited’s private event, to performing at the Bamboozle Festival in the Meadowlands, TNV was only just starting to become a staple in the music industry.
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What music can be found on your iPod?
Robby (vocals, chords, guitar) – The 1975
Lamb (vocals, bass) – Macklemore
Dustin (vocals, guitar) – I did not have it, I lost it in the Atlantic Ocean
Ben (vocals, drums) – Gotye
If you do not sing, what will you do?
Dustin – I’m going to be a pro player
Robby – I would watch Dustin’s gaming career skyrocket
Lamb – I would also watch Dustin’s gaming career skyrocket
Ben – I’m going to be Dustin’s agent