The Velvet Hands
Where are you from?
We met at Truro College in Cornwall but have now moved to Kilburn, London.
What do you do?
We rock and we roll.
Describe your style in three words?
Leather, Velvet and Fur.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
PJ Harvey at The Eden Project was incredible. She came on with this mad marching band.
If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Iggy Pop and The Clash.
Which subcultures have influenced you?
The Dandies of the 1800’s, of course.
If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Probably Robert Johnson to find out the truth about the devil, and if he could pass on the secrets of shredding to The Velvet Hands.
Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
The Old Bakery in Cornwall is such a great venue. The Underground or The Junction in Plymouth for the best crowds.
Who is your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
People don’t talk about Tom Waits enough.