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The "Velvet Chain Street Teamers" are individuals helping Velvet Chain at the grass roots level by actively spreading the word about the Velvet Chain within their communities. Street Teamers are provided with Velvet Chain stickers and other promotional items to help. Since these promotional items contain the band's website address, spreading them around means more people find out about Velvet Chain, visit Velvet Chain's website, and discover the band.

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Independent bands like Velvet Chain depend heavily on word-of-mouth. No matter how good a band is, it won't make any difference unless people know about them -- otherwise, the band might as well be playing on the moon.

So... the cool Velvet Chain Street Teamers turbo-charge the word-of-mouth machine by passing out a bunch of VC stickers and some good words. Lots of people are finding out about the band this way, and they are, in turn, telling their friends.

There's a lot of good karma between Velvet Chain and its fans, and it has a lot to do with the way the band is, both musically and personally. Velvet Chain's music seems to attract good people, and this is perhaps the sweetest reward.


                                           

the Velvet Chain Street Teamers

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Ragna Cook
Oceanside, California

1

Come to Me
Watching You
Treason (Live)

They rock. Not only that, but they really care about fans, and the fans care about them. And it seems like they really have fun making music that they want to listen to, not just what they feel they have to make.
Smashing Pumplins
Linkin Park
Avril Lavigne
Queen of the Damned
Alice in Wonderland
(Disney Version)
Kindergarden Cop
Cornflower Blue
Black
and Green
AQUARIUS
Cerise Reed
Bristol, England
2
Diva
Watching You
Floating Away
I heard your music on Buffy originally, then bought all your CDs through your site. I love your music, and how incredibly responsive you are to your fans. It's a rare thing in this industry and it's heartily appreciated. :o) Velvet Chain are now one of my favourite bands - each album has an eclectic mix of styles to suit every mood. Velvet Chain rock, and I'd recommend you to anyone!
Ultravox
Talk Talk
Peter Gabriel
Sarah McLachlan
A League of Their Own
The Abyss
Better Than Chocolate
Purple
LEO
Allie Costa
Tracy, California
3

Treason
Watching You
Southwestern

An incredibly talented group of people, when combined, create music with interesting beats and thought-provoking lyrics.

Gene Kelly
Duncan Sheik
Jonatha Brooke
North by Northwest
Singin' in the Rain
The Strange Love
of Martha Ivers
(1947)
Purple
VIRGO
Cynthia Lin
Schenectady, New York
4

Watching You
Why Can't You Behave
Strong (Warm)

I love Velvet Chain because their music is so creatively different than anything I've heard. I don't know how to describe it... there's just a distinct VC-ness about their sound. The band members are super nice and that just makes it easier to love them.
Sting
Tom McRae
Voltaire
X-Men (both)
Lord of the Rings
Boondock Saints
Blue
VIRGO
Heather Lo
Oro Valley, Arizona
5
Why Can't You Behave
You Got Me
Strong
Velvet Chain combines various music genres to create their own, unique sound, which I love! Plus, Erika Amato and Jeff Stacy rock.
Michelle Branch
Maroon 5
But I'm a Cheerleader
Purple or Blue
VIRGO

Aimee & Jeff
Wallin

Burlington, VA

6
Come To Me
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
Strong

Velvet Chain creates some of the most approachable music we have ever heard, and the musicianship is just amazing!

Aimee:
Tori Amos

Jeff:
Led Zeppelin

Aimee
Labrynth

Jeff
Real Genius

Aimee - Red

Jeff - Orange

Aimee:
VIRGO

Jeff:
SAGGATIRIUS
Nina Moreland
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
7

Strong
Treason
Emily

Because they're a well-made band with strong vocals.
Queen
Notting Hill
Black
CAPRICORN

 

Mark Waddoups
Hillmorton, Rugby, U.K.

8
Watching You
Diva
Frenchie
I like Velvet Chain because they have they have their own sound -- a kind of funk-lounge-rock group. They don't sound like a band that's been manufactured by some 50 year old guy in a boardroom, who wants the record label to make more money -- or a band that sounds like another band because the producer did Korn's last album or something.
Black Sabbath
Star Wars
A kind of bluey pink gray color..
CAPRICORN
Julie Bartel
Salt Lake City, Utah
9

Sun Setting Sun
Treason
Come to Me

They get gold stars for being unique; shiny medal for cool and accessible goodness; and multi-colored fangirl sparkles for not only playing the Bronze, but also writing the glorious, slayerific "Buffy."
Sting
Fred Eaglesmith
Agnes Poetry
Velvet Chain
LotR
The Last Unicorn
Star Wars
13th Warrior
Red
(today)
PISCES
Laura & Todd Cotten
Broomfield, Colorado
10
Oui Je L'Adore
Frenchie
Diva
I like Velvet Chain because Erika has a truly fantastic voice and I love listening to her sing.
Velvet Chain
Judas Priest
Metallica
Empire Strikes Back
Lord of the Rings
Violet
Laura:
CAPRICORN

Todd:
GEMINI
Henri Karrenbeld
Ultrecht
the Netherlands
11

Come to Me
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
Little Sugar

The styles of the songs are very diverse. And Erika has this great voice that makes you feel all fuzzy when listening to it. I also like the fact that the band makes, produces and sells their merchandise themselves, and that you can get it all over the Internet. Unfortunately for me, this means I never got to see the band live (not living in the USA and all that).
na
na
Black
SCORPIO
Crystal Johnson
Bloomington,Minnesota
12
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Loris Stehle
Lausanne, Switzerland
13
Fall Away
Treason
I Spy
VC has very different kinds of songs, from very mellow and smooth ballads (like "Fall Away") to more energetic songs (like "Warm"). They are very funky with Jeff's bass, and I love how Erika's voice fits the music so well.
Garbage
Air
Hooverphonic
Bowling for Columbine
American Beauty
Blue
ARIES
Ileana Gonzales
Murray, UT
14
Diva
Strong
LOVE THE BASS LINES
Very emotionally developed music
Tori Amos
Pump Up the Volume
Navy Blue
PISCES
Jim Maloney
Evansville, Indiana
15

Strong
Medicine Man
My One Desire

Because they rock, they played "The Bronze," and they're cool people
Metallica
Velvet Chain
Foo Fighters
The Usual Suspects
Clerks
Dazed & Confused
Black
GEMINI
Andrea Ellison
Houston, Texas
16
Watching You
Strong
Well... they are just an awesome band. The variety and diversity of the musical styles used in their songs are unlike any band out there. Erika's voice is sultry enough to add a good mood to the music in the slower songs, and powerful enough to give plenty of kick to the rockin' ones. I am also a big Buffy fan, and I love the band's connection with my favorite show.
Chris Isaak
Madonna
and of course
Velvet Chain
Cube
Pitch Black
Fight Club
Labyrinth
Purple
AQUARIUS
Nikka Lanzarone
Studio City, California
17
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SCORPIO
Joanna Hiles
Comber, Co. Down
Northern Ireland
18
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
Sour Times
Limo
... basically, the unique quality it's hard to put a finger on -- and the diference between every song.
Janis Joplin
Darling Violetta
Ash
Shawshank Redemption
and, Forrest Gump
Purple
ARIES
Adam Griffin
Fort Washington, MD
19

Come to Me
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
Why Can't You Behave

Velvet Chain has a sound that I haven't heard anywhere else. I was into hip-hop/rap throughout the majority of high school, but after a while that genre of music didn't apply to the way I was feeling from day to day. I discovered Velvet Chain around the same time that my musical tastes began to branch out, so everything pretty much fell into to place at once. Ultimately, in my opinion, Velvet Chain's music fits everyday life no matter what the situation happens to be.
Foo Fighters
Weezer
N.E.R.D.
Army of Darkness
Transformers
The Movie
The Killer
Gray
PISCES
Brooke Fishman
Dublin, Ohio
20
Watching You
Fall Away
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
It's so refreshing to hear music that isn't the cookie-cutter Top 40 stuff that fills the airwaves today. I love how the instrumental versions of VC songs are wonderful on their own, and Erika's voice on the vocal versions is very distinct and unique. Plus, what other band is so dedicated to their fans? It makes listening to the music all the more pleasurable.
Robbie Williams
Dido
Kristine W.
the Princess Bride
Pink

On the cusp of

GEMINI
and CANCER

Ashley Harper
Tallahassee, Florida
21

Treason
Emily
Strong
(country-swing version)

The band is completely unique.
Madonna
Matilda
Black
ARIES
Ramon Lambert
Perth, Australia
22
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SAGITTARIUS
Stevie Robinson
Edinburgh, England
23
Strong
Watching You
They are a totally unique breed of music, with different styles mixed into a futuristic pleasure.
Veruca Salt
Prince
Hole
Nina Gordon
Empire Records
Purple
LEO
Craig Fox
Gillingham, Kent, England
24
Strong
Watching You
Treason
...
Stone Temple Pilots
Black Lab
Sarah Mclachlan
Donny Darko
Red
SCORPIO
Karen Clendenin
Anaheim, California
25

Strong
Diva
Oui Je L'Adore

They have a wide variety of song styles. Also, I am in awe of Erika's amazing voice, stage presence, and uncanny ability to remember names and faces!
Carman
Anne of Green Gables
Blue
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Don Zurfluh
Portland, Oregon
26

I Don't Care
Treason
Walk on Water

I like Velvet Chain because they cover so much sonic ground by crossing so many genres of music in one place. The textured and colourful music with smart and passionate lyrics just send me. Also, Erika can sing, not a lot of singers can do that these days. I like it.
Interpol
Dr. Strangelove
The Virgin Suicides
Green
GEMINI
Brandon Pena
Marlton, New Jersey
27

Strong
Diva
Treason

They travel through many different areas of music such as poetic music in Don't Leave a Diva to techno style music like Frenchie (Crazy Music) and Erika knows how to rock that microphone!
Velvet Chain and Dido
Scream
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Cruel Intentions
Red
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Ben Henderson
Peterborough, United Kingdom
28
Strong
(original ver.)
Little Sugar
Warm
The incredible power and range in Erika's voice is amazing, and it's been a long time since I've heard a band with such raw talent, both vocally and musically.
Gus Gus or Velvet Chain
Cruel Intentions/ Twelve Monkeys
Purple
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Adam Rinker
Mount Vernon, MO
29
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PICSES
Christine Rigda
Canfield, OH
30

Treason
Emily
Sea of Tranquility

The band is really unique and I think it's that --plus the quality of Erika's voice -- that makes this my favorite band.
Velvet Chain
Sara McLachlan
the Beatles
Three Weddings
and a Funeral
Amalie
Purple
AQUARIUS
Shane
Wadena, MN
31
Treason
Strong
Walk on Water
I like Velvet Chain because they have a very awesome and unique sound. It's just one of those things to me that can change or set a mood. This music has an amazing effect -- even though I listen to a lot of music-- it usually doesn't have the same effect on me.
No Ones Kind
From Zero
Crossfade
A Man Apart
Cabin Fever
School of Rock
Dark Rose Red
GEMINI
Angela
Kansas
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Nicki Morrison
Springfield, MO
33

Strong
Little Sugar
Frenchie

They have a different sound... kind of smooth and sexy-like. I don't exactly know, but Erika has a really neat voice.
Can't decide
Grease
&
Gone With the Wind
Pink
&
Black
TAURUS
Tavishe Coulson
Newmarket, Ontario
34
I Don't Care
Emily
Watching You
Velvet Chain's innovative sound is what drew me in, not to mention Erika Amato's sultry voice and lyrics. VC's pure love of music, not the money, allows them to explore a vast array of styles. It is this that mesmerizes me.
Tori Amos
Velvet Chain
Peaches
No Doubt
Mulholland Drive
A League of
Their Own
Talk to Her
High Fidelity
Black and
Crimson Red
LIBRA
Tamyka Bell
Toowong, Queensland, Australia
35

Come To Me
I Don't Care

Lovin' Ain't
So Easy

...
Velvet Chain
Heather Nova
Bif Naked
Rasputina
American Beauty
Fight Club
Pink
SAGITTARIUS
Debbie Cushman
36

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ARIES
Patrick Murphy
Macquire Park, North Ryde
NSW Australia
37

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CAPRICORN
Pete Luckhurst
Croydon, Surrey, England
38

My One Desire
Treason
Frenchie

I like Velvet Chain because they are me... in music form!
Sex Pistols
Atari Teenage Riot
Angelo Badalamenti
Heathers
Virgin Suicides
Fight Club
Purple
VIRGO
Tina Mearse
Hazel Green, Alabama
39
Come to Me
Strong
Sour Times

I like VC because they don't sound like anything else I've ever heard -- and I really like that. Life's too short for mediocre music!

Portishead
Garbage
Lamb
Aimee Mann
Velvet Chain
Heathers
Lost in Translation
Romeo and Juliet
Cerulean Blue
TAURUS
Jon Dixon
Derby, England
40

Strong
Watching You
Floating Away

You have a unique and wonderful sound all of your own and the musicianship and arrangements are quite astonishing, as is the range and expressiveness of Erica's beautiful voice.
Velvet Chain
Heather Nova
William Orbit
Leon Redbone
Black Lab
Blade Runner
Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Big Labowski
Purple
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Amanda Boyce
Ocala, Florida
41

Warm
Little Sugar
Treason

I love VC because of Erika's raw, yet enchanting vocals, the catchy lyrics, and the overall music - how it goes from fast to mellow. Also the fact that they are one of the few bands that my Dad and I can agree on.
Silverchair and Queen
Footloose and Mallrats
Green
ARIES
Alexia Moreland
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
42
Buffy
Strong
Diva

Because I like all the songs.

N'Sync
Selena, The Movie
Pink
..
Diana DiFrancesco
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada
43

Treason
Emily
Oui Je L'adore

I love Velvet Chain because you guys never sold out and you constantly surprise me. All your songs are different, no two are alike, and none of them are about typical, generic subjects. I love the musicality of them, and at the same time, really dig the lyrics.
Velvet Chain
and
Idina Menzel
Black Christmas
Any kind of Blue
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Kitty Carlton

Adelalie Australia
44
Strong
Treason
Warm
I love their original sound, which is very warm and inviting. Plus, I can kick back and relax while listening to VC after a hard days work without going into a coma.
Catatonia
Darling V.
The Breakfast Club
Red
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Mike Todd
Spring Hill, FL
45
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NO CLUE
Nicole Mooring
Prince George
British Columbia, Canada
46


Oui Je L'Adore
Diva
You Got Me

Because they RAWWK my SAWKS! The music is cool, the people are cool, they're just all around a very cool band that give you an attitude when you're walking...there's a lot of cool jazz and I can feel it.
NOOOO! Don't make me answer this! NOOO! *hides*
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Bring it On
Purple
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Michael McLarty
Canton, Georgia
47
You Got Me
Little Sugar
Treason

I like VC because their sound is a lot different than what is out today. They mix funk with rock and also pop and it sounds really good, considering I'm more of a punk/ death metal fan.
Nine Inch Nails
Clockwork Orange

Anything Kubrick
Black
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Romeo Vasquez Flores

San Jose, Costa Rica
48
Strong
Treason
Lovin' Ain't So Easy
Watching You is really cool too!
I like VC because Erika's voice is very sexy and she can make it sound soft and sweet or strong and aggressive whenever she wants, always with great results. It also hits me the way the whole band combines its different elements (lyrics, voice, bass, guitars, keyboard, etc.) and adds various rhythms to every single song, making it sound like many tunes combined to one another. Never seen or heard anything as cool as this band before.
Sarah McLachlan, Velvet Chain & Garbage
Star Wars (all eps), Star Trek: First Contact, Half Baked and many, many more.
Green
..
Sarah Conway
Durham
North East England
49
Come To Me
Treason
Emily
I like Velvet Chain because they are one of the rare musical treasures you find if you know where to look. The music is different and creative.
Black Lab
Sister Hazel
Sarah McLachlan
Girl Interrupted
Fight Club
Labyrinth
Silver
Aquarius
Jessica Shepard
Cold Spring, New York
50
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Tim Fry
Rownhams, Southampton, England
51
Diva
Strong
(no answer)
Too many to list
Roman Holiday
among others
Black
(for clothes)
British Green
(for cars)
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Top 12 Favorite VC Songs Among the Street Teamers...
Updated May, 2004

1. Strong
2. Treason
3. Watching You
4. Lovin' Ain't So Easy
5. Come to Me
6. Don't Leave A Diva
7. Emily
8. Frenchie
9. Fall Away
10. Little Sugar
11. Floating Away
12. I Don't Care

 

                                           

 

HISTORICAL VELVET CHAIN STREET TEAMERS

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