Velvet Shakes

2019 Music and Dance Award Winners

Despite having only formed back in June 2018, Manchester-based four-piece Velvet Shakes and their genre-transcending sound have wasted no time in establishing themselves amongst the city’s infamous music scene. With five singles already released, and relentless gigging throughout Manchester, and further afield in Liverpool, Newcastle and Leeds already behind them, the band have spent the past twelve months developing their sound through a shared love for indie, disco and house; resulting in a blend of indie-based guitar melodies, psychedelic synths and disco-infused groove capable of getting even the most stubborn of crowds moving. Having ended 2019 with packed out support slot with Crazy P at Manchester’s Gorilla, Velvet Shakes are set to soar in 2020 with their newly reinvigorated, high energy, charisma filled live show and brand new material already confirmed for the likes of Focus Wales and Kendal Calling; building on already established support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, and XS Manchester.