Velvet Starlings is fronted by Christian Gisborne an indie rock & roll singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer based in Los Angeles, known for a powerful 60s era Eric Burdon influenced vocal style and a commanding and dynamic stage presence inviting media & industry insider comparisons to Jack White and Ty Segall. Early musical influences include British Invasion staples, The Beatles, The Who & The Stones.
Velvet Starlings’ debut self-titled EP on Sound x 3 Records / Rock N Rolla Records was released in late 2018 in collaboration with producer songwriter Roger Gisborne (leader of 90s Brit Rock band “Plastiscene”) and was mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Black Keys).Gisborne wears his influences proudly on his sleeves. The single, “Borrowed Time” is a clear tribute to the sixties era and is presently receiving considerable airplay & review. “Sold Down The River”, the latest single, showcases Dylan-esque lyrics, soulful Hammond B3 organ, gritty guitars and raw blues inspired vocals, with an official video release in May 2019, which features some of the mural work of Shepard Fairey, world renowned American contemporary street artist, activist & founder of Obey.
2019 has been shaping up to be a great year for the band, who recently performed a sold out show for indie rocker “Barns Courtney”. The band recently completed a UK tour and is set to embark on a US tour, anchored with a slot on Summerfest, 2019 & Swedish dates to support the much anticipated follow up, “Love Everything, Love Everyone” produced and written by Christian Gisborne and Roger Gisborne in Los Angeles with engineer/mixer Josiah Mazzaschi (Smashing Pumpkins, The Kills, Jesus & Mary Chain and Deap Valley) and Brian Lucy for mastering. The new mini-album is also deeply rooted in the sixties, but adopts a slightly heavier sound, mirroring the band’s dynamic live performance. The new mini-album is lyrically & sonically the next step in the evolution of the Velvet Starling’s sound.