OCT 11 - 13, 2024

Sierra Stage Friday 1:00 - 2:00 PM | Pine Tree Stage Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Genre: rock
California WorldFest | Official Performer

The Velvicks

“[The Velvicks] have been refreshing the rock scene in NYC, delivering an all original “stadium rock” experience to intimate and well known venues like Rough Trade, Union Pool and Gramercy Theater ”
– Brooklyn Vegan

Embracing such influences as: The Killers, and Ramones, The Velvicks, New York City’s up n’ coming ‘stadium rock’ band is beginning to create quite a stir on the world music stage. Singer Vick Nader, comes from a small Brazilian town in Minas Gerais, finds himself in the big apple surrounded by a group of incredibly talented musician friends.

Growing up between Brazil and USA he quickly found that music and guitar became both a therapy, and a social catalyst, connecting both of his cultures. Being a very prolific songwriter, Vick started sharing some tunes with the “Brazilian gang” (Vinny and Caio Moskalkoff) that besides being Berkeley alumnus, they were old friends from Brazil. They began writing songs for fun and playing them at parties thrown in a basement in Brooklyn, where it quickly escalated into full on rock  concerts.

Following a serendipitous encounter with a booking agent at one of these parties, strong support from their Brooklyn music community, and  the addition of Dennis D’Angelo and JV Vidopio, the group evolved into what is now known as The Velvicks.

After dozens of East coast shows and two West coast tours the band released their debut EP “Run” in 2020. The Velvicks’ music has reached over half a million streams, as well as mainstream radio exposure in Sao Paulo, Brazil and an increase of 1000%  on Instagram (engagement and followers) as well the interest of the industry, resulting in several record label proposals.

With an ever expanding fan base, The Velvicks continue to surprise and excite their audience, both by their music and by a dynamic performance that will not let you go till it’s over!