Velvet Chain performing live at the Key Club in Los Angeles
|Origin||Los Angeles, US|
|Genres||Trip hop, Alternative rock|
|Labels||Freak Records (Band's own Label)|
Velvet Chain is a Los Angeles-based band who play a mixture of trip hop, rock, and pop, with a jazz/funk flavor. (The band has sometimes been known to refer to their work as "space-jazz" or "moody groove music" - which is also the title of one of their albums.) Velvet Chain was formed in the mid-1990s by Jeff Stacy and Erika Amato, the creative core of the band. They found mainstream attention after they appeared on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later had a song included in the show's soundtrack. Their music has also been used on other TV shows, including HBO's Sex and the City, MTV's Road Rules, and ABC's Big Shots.
- Groovy Side (1993), out of print
- Warm (CD-5) (September, 1997), out of print
- Warm (full length) (December, 1997)
- Frenchie Vinyl (1998), out of print
- The Buffy EP (1999)
- Moody Groove Music (2000)
- Velvet Chain Live at the Temple Bar (2000)
- The Velvet Chain Custom Album (2001), this album allows the buyer to pick the tracks, artwork and title of the album. There are also several preset choices available.
- Asteroid Belt (2003)
- Space Patrol (2004)
- Jeff Stacy - bass guitarist
- Erika Amato - lead vocals
- Brian Reardon - guitar
- Marc Antonio - keyboards
- Dan Wistrom - guitar
- Brett Chassen - drums
- Jeff Mince - drums and electronics
A large number of collaborators have also been involved with the various albums. See specific albums article for more details.