The Velvetones


Born in Dublin in the summer of 2011 The Velvetones brazenly played their second gig in the Ballyknockan inn of Knockanstokan being snatched up by MML after rocking into their  first gig of a June Fission Friday in Sweeney’s, of which they weren’t even booked on the bill, and creating a breath of fresh air for the audience with their “More passion than fashion” attitude.
The four piece Roots Reggae Rhythm and Blues cultural review Led by guitarists and prolific songwriters Andy Hurley and Brian Connolly almost immediately picked up a residential slot in Temple bars The Mezz which lasted until June of 2012, where the group took time to work on new material and record their highly awaited debut album ‘Hits, Bits and Ridiculous Banter’ which should be released in summer 2012 on Raga Muffin Records.
Continuing to Rock hungry audiences from London,to Kerry ,and tearing up irelands underground rave and session scene at small festivals like Coxygen”  and The hill of Tara solstice festival The Velvetones are not an act to be missed in a heated party atmosphere and are surely one of the most promising and honest rock and roll bands to grace the stages of Knockanstokan this year.


Andrew Hurley   – Guitar & Vocals
Andrew Ross     – Bass
Brian Connolly   – Vocals/Guitar/Keyboard
John Howard     – Drums