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Booda Velvets win Fleadh search

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The Booda Velvets, a New York City-based modern rock band, have won the Guinness Fleadh Battle of the Bands. More than 150 bands from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut participated in the competition.

The Booda Velvets will participate in this year’s Guinness Fleadh Festival, playing at Downing Stadium on Randalls Island on Saturday, June 13, at approximately 3 p.m. Other acts participating in the festival include: Sinead O’Connor, Tracy Chapman, The Chieftains, Chumbawumba and Patti Smith.

The Booda Velvets blend lush, distorted guitars, melodic vocals and atmospheric sonics to create their own compelling voodoo.

Singer Dan Cromie’s Celtic tenor soars between delicate tones and angry cries, delivering lyrics woven with self-exposing confessions, social critiques and poetic imagery.

They’ve enjoyed excellent reception playing electric and acoustic shows in clubs throughout the East Coast, including notable New York City venues Tramps and The Mercury Lounge. Their recently released, self-titled EP is in rotation at college radio stations from Pennsylvania to Maine and recently earned them a slot in the Wilmington Exchange Music and Film Festival in Wilmington, N.C.

For more information on The Booda Velvets, call For What Management at (212) 254-5213 or theboodavelvets@hotmail.com.

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