Sunday, January 8, 2012

That Velvet Echo 6.30pm tonight at The Ellington

In February 2010 the traveling partnership of Gabrielle Harter and Scott Nicholas arrived in Fremantle WA as High Street buskers. The duo had been traveling the South-West region of WA when they met, fell in love and decided to embark on their shared dreams and musical ambition together. It didn’t take them long to “turn heads” and gain recognition in the local Fremantle music scene, Drum Media saying, “That Velvet Echo turn heads, with comparisons to Damian Rice and David Grey the Duo have made a real impact on the local scene since their arrival here only months ago” while Xpress magazine’s Jennifer Peterson-Ward described the partnership as, “an inclusive, intimate tone. An extremely accessible and deeply personal performance”

LIVE That Velvet Echo has been one of the hardest working projects since they formed with over 280 live appearances (and counting) from February 2010 through to October 2011 being lucky enough to travel, tour and share the stages with some true Australian and traveling greats and some of Australia’s most amazing and influential unsigned and local talent, and many other influential, independent artists. With this introduction the duo found encouragement and influence through every performance they played and have not given any opportunity the chance to become a wasted one.

THE RELEASE The debut EP from That Velvet Echo, titled “Silence” is NOW RELEASED and AVAILABLE to DOWNLOAD from I tunes (released July 1st 2011) and is available at selected record stores. Deciding to avoid big name producers and studios the duo and friends created a bootleg studio in the backroom of their home in Fremantle and set about creating a 100% independent release. Recorded, mixed, mastered, pressed, published, produced and brought to you by Gabrielle Harter and Scott Nicholas - That Velvet Echo. Described by International singer/songwriter, Luka Bloom as, “full of heart and good spirit, with beautiful harmonies throughout”.
“What a better way to finish the program, than with the sentimental sounds of a Fremantle couple called That Velvet Echo. Scott and Gabrielle met over a year ago when they were playing solo open mic nights, and the rest is history. The glowing lovers shone rays of love at each other” -Annie Netwon, ABC”

“Ever since the dawn of the radio there’s always been male/female duos to capture our attention and with English-born Scott Nicholas and Freo-born Gabrielle Harter constantly touring as That Velvet Echo, WA has its own traveling duo with plenty of tales to tell” – Mathew Hogan – Xpress magazine.
Also joined by Georgi Kay and Mitch Becker Trio.

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