With millions of bands across this globe how can one more band really make a difference and be worthy of the music lover’s attention?… Well for starters, if the artist has something to say with a new perspective and a truly unique musical style showcased through powerful songwriting – that is a musical personality worth giving a listen to. Jupiter In Velvet is such an artist…
Who is Jupiter In Velvet and where is he from? The UK? Canada? The USA? That is the question many keep asking and speculating about. Jupiter In Velvet is a musical journeyman, American born, transplanted to the UK, and now calls home wherever he may be at the time. Initially starting off as a drummer at age 9, Jupiter played his first gig at age 10. In his teens he taught himself to play guitar, keyboard and singing, and began his songwriting development. His professional music career slowed down as he went off to college, getting a BA in marketing and an MBA in finance, before starting his PhD in finance. During his first semester working on his PhD, Jupiter stumbled into a chance trip to South Africa where he had an epiphany; Life was too short to place money in front of happiness and to not go after one’s dreams. Jupiter came back, finished the semester and quit school. He went on to play and tour for many years with a string of bands as lead guitarist and singer including: Big Mic & the Metallic Marauders, Zuzu’s Petals, Woolton Parrish and 2MorroW EvR AfteR. Finally, after limited success, Jupiter moved to the UK to remake himself and merge his vast musical influences and interests to create something new, compelling and uplifting. And thus, Jupiter In Velvet was born.
In late 2012 Jupiter In Velvet released his debut album ‘Screaming the Love Behind the Scars’ to strong reviews and a noble amount of internet radio airplay, while quickly picking up a loyal group of fans. Here are a few quotes:
“In close, most famous artists out there have “it”, I’m not so sure what that is but Jupiter In Velvet has whatever ‘it’ is.” Michael Morrison, EVOR MAGAZINE, January 2013
In 2013 Jupiter followed his debut CD with an overall edgier effort called ‘Shut Off Your Mind’. The title track generated over 300,000 downloads, (mostly free), that ballooned his twitter following and inspired more strong support from a growing base of internet radio stations, in addition to greatly enhanced attention from among music reviewers. ‘Shut Off Your Mind’s success propelled Jupiter to the top of the ReverbNation UK Rock charts, a spot he still holds. And once again the reviews espoused accolades for Jupiter In Velvet’s excellent songcraft.
“Jupiter In Velvet displays a masterful mix of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriter’s touch are the highlight of it all ” Michael Kula, GigBand, November 2, 2013
“I look at Jupiter In Velvet and I see a modern day version of David Bowie or even Paul McCartney” Loren Sperry – GasHouse Radio.com Oct. 23, 2013
It is 2014 and Jupiter In Velvet is back with his boldest and strongest album to date entitled ‘Glitter On The Sun’. It is a wide array of styles, colors, emotions and sounds that is all tied together into a cohesive effort through Jupiter’s vivid songwriting, his warm and passionate voice, and his unique life perspectives. The tone for the album is set by the enigmatic, yet extremely compelling opening song ‘So Automatic’. The first single ‘She’s So Sugar’ is a euphoric blast of energy & love of addictive proportions. It is a tune you will not be able to get out of your head. ‘Glitter On The Sun’ is set for release on September 23rd and it is 13 songs strong from start to finish. While Jupiter calls his music ‘Electro Dance Rock’, the song styles on this album range from rock to punk to pop to new wave. ‘Glitter On The Sun’ is the most brilliant showcase yet for Jupiter In Velvet’s compelling songwriting prowess. His music celebrates the old while embracing the new. Jersey Beat’s Joe Wawryzniak has this to say:
“Jupiter In Velvet rates highly as one of the most exciting and original artists of current vintage”
“This is insanely enjoyable and energetic pop-rock done by a true master craftsman”
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