Venue: Debaser Medis(Sweden)
By: Sabine van Gameren
Velvet69 is a industrial/glam band from Sweden. The band is from the city Göteborg but tonight they were playing in Stockholm. They participated the Bodog Bandbattle.
I was in the venue already earlier this evening, so I saw some of the concurrents as well. None of them were making extreme music. I saw some reggae/soul, I saw some Hiphop, I saw alternative rock, but I did not see something more extreme, not even an ordinary metal band. That means that a band like Velvet69 sticks out. That can turn out positive or negative.
That Velvet69 sticks out was clear from the first second. The band did not even started playing yet and there was already a change in the atmosphere. The lights were way different than with the bands before. During the first songs, some people left the venue, I guess the music was too heavy for them. But what do not know is that they missed an awesome show. For Velvet69 is just standing on a stage playing their tunes not enough. Velvet69 brings you an extraordinary show which is worth to see. During the performance front man Anthony holds a huge banner with the band logo on it and later on he nails a flyer of the band on his stomach, to rip it off in one quick movement.
Tonight, the audience decides which band continues to the third round by voting. Unfortunately, the music Velvet69 makes is not common, so not too much voters for them. No surprise that the band did not make it to the third round. Too bad, but I think Velvet69 gets their fame anyway. You just have to see it someday!
Pictures by: Sabinevangameren.com