Velour was started by Corey Fox in January 2006. As much as it is a performance venue it also focuses heavily on artist development and has been a launching pad for several local bands into the national spotlight. Six bands have signed major label record deals between 2006-2016 including Grammy winning Imagine Dragons, platinum selling Neon Trees, The Moth & The Flame, The Aces, Fictionist and others. Also very known for it's atmosphere and lush interior.
“Most unusual....Great ideas....Lots of promise....”
Ray Manzarek - Battle of the Bands
“The young group is catchy and engaging enough to garner admiration from both teenaged screamo fans and older college-rock aficionados. ...[with such] well-written songs that it’s a wonder [t]his band is still playing local shows.”
Gabe Meline - The Bohemian
“Wav is a good first record full of well-crafted songs that vary in genre but in that magical way sound like they’re still being played by the same band. It’s an EP that has peaked my interest and leaves me wondering what they have up their sleeves for a full length.”
--Jamie Robash, No More Division