Velvet Razor is:
Dave Kent: Vocals/Guitar
“Mutton” Jeff Rose: Bass
Paul “Mr Fantastic” Tillotson: Drums
After practicing their music for years in an abandoned aircraft hangar just outside of Fair Oaks (in Surrey UK), then toiling away for years in the thankless dark and dank clubs of London (and the South-East) really getting nowhere fast, singer/song-writer and guitarist – Dave Kent and erstwhile collaborator (and younger brother) William Kent quit their nowhere band, employed the services of a talented keyboard player: “Gavin Cox” and founded a brand new band – Velvet Razor in 2003.
For over 13 years Velvet Razor has thrilled audiences around London and the South-East, also playing the festival circuit. While playing live they exude tremendous energy and they have a proven ability to entertain audiences of all ages, in intimate venues up to large festival stages. Their forays into the recording studio always yield interesting results, which explains their 10,000+ strong worldwide following on MySpace and 1400+ Twitter followers. Melding the essence of British & American rock, in the styles of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Cult and The Doors, but with the energy of bands like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, QoTSA, Foo Fighters, Greenday and Muse.
“Rainbow Warriors” (was promoted by the QuiteGreat PR agency) was the band’s 4 track EP Released March 2010 With standout tracks like “Victims of Love,” and “The Shimmering Sun” it received favourable reviews from Guitar magazine.
“Hex” is their latest release in July 2010 and is available worldwide on amazon, iTunes, Napster and other reputable music stores. “Hex” unites Dave Kent’s politically charged yowling vocals with road-seasoned melodies to create genre defining album chocked full of fist-pumping rock. With standout tracks like “Lover’s Lament,” and “Do you dare to lie?” look out for Velvet Razor to be a potential leader in the rock landscape for years to come.
Some of the band’s career & performance highlights:
Guilfest 2012, 2010 on the second pro stage (2nd largest stage)
In Feb 2008 Velvet Razor’s song “You don’t care” was voted MP3 of the week by UK live music site Lemonrock.
Guilfest 2006 on the second pro Ents 24 stage (2nd largest stage).
Surface Unsigned Festival 2008
Sample Venue/Performance List:
Guilfest 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005
Surface Unsigned Festival 2008
Fleetfest 2008, 2007, 2006
Boiler Room, Guildford 2009
The Happy Landings Stanwell 2015
The Jubilee, Sunbury, 2013, 2012
The Woburn Arms 2013
The Silver Birch Bracknell 2013
The King’s Head, Acton 2009
Red Lion, Twickenham 2009
The Grey Horse, Kingston 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Robin Hood, Guildford 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
The Blue Anchor, Byfleet
Hand & Spear, Weybridge 2005, 2006
Borderline, London 2005
2010 CD Album/Download – Hex
2010 4-Track CD EP/Download – Rainbow Warriors
2008 4-Track CD EP/Download – The Wyvern – WSC Studio Sessions
2006 4-Track CD EP/Download – The Razor’s edge – Garden Studio Sessions
2003 Debut CD album/Download – The Day the Earth Rocked
2015 I dream of you from the imminent new album “Stonehenge welcomes careful drivers” Released on YouTube
2014 Indigo Skies Released on YouTube
2014 Lover’s Lament from the album “Hex” Released on YouTube
2010 Victims of love Released from “The Wyvern” EP to various video sites including (YouTube and Vimeo)
2009 All for the love of a fool (Radio Mix) Released to various video sites (including YouTube and Vimeo)
2008 Prime Obsession (Radio Mix) Released to various video sites including YouTube and Vimeo
January 2016 Rock and Blues Radio show in France
December 2009 Russ James on Radio Liberté, France (CD play)
November 2009 Interview & CD Play on the James Neale show on Radio Lion
August 2009 Live and Unplugged on the Mandy Worral show on Radio Lion
July 2009 Interviewed by James Neale, Radio Lion at Festival
July 2008 Live and Unplugged at Keith Woodhouse show on Delta Radio
May 2008 Interview & CD Play at Brooklands Radio
July 2007 Russ James Rock Show on Radio Liberte (CD play)
June 2007 Russ James Rock Show on Radio Liberte (CD play)
Velvet Razor’s demos are available to listen to here at
(www.velvetrazor.com), and available to buy at velvetrazor.net,
Watch this space for new tracks & Videos.
Live for the music, anything else is just distraction – Dave Kent (Guitarist)