This week, Cathy from Velvet Crisis was published in The Guardian saying how she’d joined a band as part of the unglamorous music project, so here’s a blog post about what Velvet Crisis have been doing.
Read the article here
As a result, Velvet Crisis and Cathy have received wonderful messages of support from around the world and many people have subscribed to the unglamorous website, which is only partly constructed and not really anything grand at the moment. But thank you if you have subscribed!
It’s a really busy time at the moment, but we’ll try to add loads more images and words to the blog and website when we can. This week, Velvet Crisis are playing a gig in Leicester at The Soundhouse Leicester LE1 1SJ with Helen McCookerybook and The Verinos.
It’s on Friday 11th November, 8pm – 11pm and you can buy tickets here
Then on Wednesday 16th November, there’s an unglamorous music event where women can have a go at playing instruments, followed by a performance that includes music, narrative, chat, as we tell the story of the 9 all-women unglamorous bands that have formed in Leicester so far! There must be nearly 40 women involved now, and it’s another chance to see and hear Velvet Crisis.
Its Upstairs at the Western, Leicester LE3 0GA with the show beginning at 7.30pm. The workshop is before that from about 5.30pm while we’re setting up and is very informal. Click here for more info and tickets from the venue.
The other thing Velvet Crisis and the other unglam bands are doing is finishing off the recording of tracks for a compilation LP which is sounding very good indeed already. Watch out for a kickstarter campaign to raise extra money for vinyl pressing etc.
Here’s Velvet Crisis recording their tracks: