Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics

Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics

“It’s About Time,” the full-length debut album from Atlanta’s Ruby
Velle & The Soulphonics, has quickly made waves around the globe since
its recent September 2012 release. Billboard has recently ranked the
album in the top 30 on the Heatseeker charts, a chart devoted to
emerging artists. In the US, the lead off single “My Dear” was
featured as iTunes’ “single of the week”, sparking a digital soul-grab
of 200,000 single downloads, and 1200 full album download sales,
landing the album at #4 on the iTunes R&B charts. The same week, Jim
Farber of The New York Daily News named the album in his much
sought-after top ten. In addition, Google Play has offered“My Dear” as
a free track for the month of October for all smartphone users.

In Christmas week December 2012, the single “Heartlite” was featured
as the Starbucks “Pick of the Week” which garnered over 250,000
downloads and presence in all Starbucks location wi-fi pages

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and
history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B
that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless
gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45rpm singles already under their
belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily
increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists
today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of
soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta. Ruby Velle &
The Soulphonics are taking it world wide in 2012, with the release of
“It’s About Time.”

Heavy Chevy

Heavy Chevy delivers solid funk complete with groovy bass, sassy horns, and cosmic synth lines. Skape Zilla [keys, samples] and Luke Zollinger [bass] met in 2004 and have been making music together since, including an 8-year stint producing for notable and up-and-coming rap and pop artists. Bored of trendy, predictable music, they craved making something timeless that wouldn't have a musical expiration date. Having discovered old-school funk was the special sauce in their favorite hip-hop albums, the sound was a obvious starting point.In 2011 the duo cut a few demos, Skape called up friends Mike and Tony James from his old dub band, and within months they were making bodies move at venues in their home-base of Atlanta. Since, the crew has grown to a seven-piece stocked with talent. In addition to the founders are Mike Applebaum [keys, trumpet], Radley [drums], Travis "Trombone Jesus" Cottle [trombone, guitar], Tony James [percussion], and Michelle Marshall [keys, vocals]. Each member brings their own vibe to the funk. Skape stirs in hip-hop, dub and DC Go-Go, while Zollinger provides dirty rock and fuzz. Jazz, soul, R&B and Latin rhythm influences from the other members make Heavy Chevy distinct, and keep the sound fresh.

$10.00 - $15.00


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