Velvet Razor - The Band

Dave Kent – Lead Vocalist/Lead Guitarist
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Dave started playing guitar and joined his first band while attending Heathside School in Weybridge, Surrey. Dave has played in many semi-professional and amateur bands over the years playing originals, covers and 50/50 split. Dave Kent founded Velvet Razor in 2003, he is the main song writer and visionary of the band. Velvet Razor operates as a benign dictatorship.Though Dave has been involved in several bands over the years, Velvet Razor is dearest to his heart.
Dave’s Equipment

Here is a List of all his lovely musical toys

Electric Guitars

  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul standard 1953 (Sunburst finish)
  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul standard 1958 (Sunburst finish)
  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul deluxe 1973 (Sunburst finish)
  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul deluxe 1980 (Red finish)
  • Gibson 6-string Les Paul Custom (Red Semi-Trans finish)
  • Gibson 6-string Les Paul Classic 1960’s Reissue (Sunburst finish)
  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul standard 1992 (Sunburst finish)
  • Gibson Nighthawk Custom (Gold finish)
  • Gibson Nighthawk Custom (Red finish)
  • Steam-punk Guitar (unique custom made clockwork finish)
  • Axl badwater 6- String Les Paul (sand crackled finish)
  • Axl badwater 6- String Super strat (dark crackled finish)
  • Ibanez 6-string Saber S470 Custom (Metallic Blue Finish – Main Axe!)
  • Ibanez 6-string Saber S470 Custom (Metallic Green Finish)
  • Ibanez 6-string Saber S470 ( Metallic Grey Finish)
  • Fender Deluxe Stratocaster – Red
  • Fender Stratocaster – Salmon
  • Fender Heavy Metal Stratocaster (Cracked blue ice finish)
  • Fender Squier Stratocaster Japanese (White finish)
  • Arbiter (Gibson SG Copy) 6-string/12-String Double neck (For Sale)
  • Satellite Humbug through neck Strat – (Now SOLD)
  • Shine SIT-80 Superstrat – (Now SOLD)
  • Gibson 6- String Les Paul Custom (Jim Beam Finish) – (Now SOLD)
  • Edwards (Gibson Les Paul 59) Jimmy Page wiring – (Now SOLD)
  • Fender Telecaster Special (Grey finish) – (Now SOLD)

Acoustic Guitars

  • Takamine 6-string Electro-acoustic
  • Tanglewood 6-string Electro-acoustic TW45-FC4 (For Sale)
  • Harmony Sovereign 6-string acoustic
  • Epiphone 12-string
  • Ovation 6-string/12-String Double neck electro-acoustic

Strings & Accessories

  • Ernie Ball Slinky, custom slinky  and Super Slinky
  • Martin Strings for Acoustics
  • Hypnotic Straps (http://www.hypnoticstraps.com)

Effects (Foot candy)

  • Vox Tonelab SE Multi-effects
  • TC Electronics G System
  • BOSS GT-8 Multi-effects
  • BOSS ME-8 Multi-effects
  • Line 6 POD XT 3 Live
  • Digitech RP20
  • Morley Pedal Wah
  • Morley Pro Pedal Phase
  • Morley Pro Pedal Flanger
  • Big Muff Pi Fuzz Box
  • MXR Phase 100
  • Line 6 DL4
  • Line 6 DM4
  • Colorsound Tone-bender
  • Any good fuzz/distortion pedal he can get his hands on…
  • Any good phaser pedal he can get his hands on…

Amps

  • Mesa Boogie Studio .22
  • Mesa Boogie Simul-Satellite (For Sale)
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head
  • Mesa Boogie 4×12 (400W) Cabinet
  • Ibanez Valbee (Modified)
  • Marshall 4×12 (400W) Cabinet (Now SOLD!)
  • Vintage Orange Overdrive (Now SOLD!)
  • Peavey Chorus 212 (Now SOLD!)

Favourite Bands/Artists

Sorted by genre: Heavy/Hard & Grunge Rock

  • Led Zeppelin
  • AC/DC
  • The Cult
  • The Doors
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Nirvana
  • Queens of the Stone Age (QotSA)
  • Foo Fighters
  • Deep Purple
  • Black Sabbath
  • Iron Maiden
  • Queen
  • Pearl Jam
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Muse
  • Metallica
  • Bush

Progressive & Neo-Progressive

  • Pink Floyd
  • Genesis
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Yes
  • King Crimson
  • Marillion (Fish & Hogarth)
  • Fish
  • Asia
  • Dream Theatre
  • Roxy Music
  • Rush

Gothic

  • Sisters of Mercy
  • The Cult
  • The Mission
  • Type ‘O’ negative
  • Fields of the Nephilim
  • The Cure

Punk

  • The Stranglers
  • The Damned
  • The Clash
  • Bauhaus
  • Joy Division
  • Billy Idol

Pop & Ordinary Rock

  • The The (Matt Johnson)
  • David Bowie
  • Velvet Underground
  • U2
  • Simple Minds
  • The Police
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Kings of Leon
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Verve
  • The Killers
  • Blondie
  • Evanescence
“Mutton” Jeff Rose – Bassist
Jeff has been playing for many years and is a keen aficionado of Rock/grunge and indie music. Jeff has been the bassist of seminal covers band “Bone Idle” . Jeff has also joined the auspices of Velvet Razor at the tail end of January 2010
 Jeff playing at the Silverbirch

Equipment

Aria 4-String Bass Trace Elliot Bass Combo Strings & Accessories Hypnotic Straps

Favourite Songs/Artists

Open Up – Leftfield, Rule the World – Shihad, She Sells Sanctuary and Rain – The Cult. American Dream (Afterlife Remix), Jakatta YYZ – Rush, Ramble On – Led Zep, Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd, Push – The Cure Elegantly Wasted – INXS, All That Money Wants – Psychedelic Furs, Toccata – Sky, Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia), Us3 Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes, King of the Mountain – Kate Bush, Talking Loud and Clear – OMD, All Hooked Up, All Saints The Chain – Fleetwood Mac All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix, Time – Pink Floyd, You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees Money, The Flying Lizards Dayvan Cowboy, Boards of Canada What You Waiting For?, Gwen Stefani Stop, Sam Brown Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana Benedictus from The Armed Man, Karl Jenkins Helicopter – Bloc Party, 0.7734, Blu Peter Pounding – Doves, Wishing I Was There – Natalie Imbruglia, Destiny – Zero 7, Lucky Man – The Verve

Paul Tillotson – Drummer
Paul Tillotson Live at the Silvwerbirch Bracknell
Paul started playing the drums at school and has played in many professional and semi-professional bands (playing mainly Rock covers), he was part of a band named “Poser” in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in the UK and Europe.More recently over the last two years Paul played in a number of music festivals in Asia and toured throughout Thailand in 2008 with a (spicy) Thai superstar Sek Loso before returning to the UK in late 2008. He also toured this year (2015) throughout Thailand again with Sek Loso and Bonehead (Ex-Oasis rhythm guitarist). Paul’s drumming style can only be described as bombastic !! “ So that’s why we call him Mr Fantastic…
Also “He Luvs a lovely cup of Rosie Lea”
 Equipment

  • Pearls Bass drum
  • Pearl Floor tom
  • Pearl hi-tom
  • Pearl lo-Tom
  • Ludvig snare
  • Zildjian – 18″ A Custom China Cymbal
  • Zildjian – 18″ A Rock Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
Favourite Bands/Artists

  • Led Zeppelin
  • AC/DC
  • The Cult
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • QoTSA
  • Nirvana
  • Deep Purple
  • Black Sabbath
  • Pearl Jam
  • Iron Maiden
  • Metalica
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Muse
  • Foo Fighters
  • Kings of Leon