Entries Categorized as 'The Velmas'

CRUMBS Interview

June 23, 2012

I was interviewed by CRUMBS recently and talked about Blue Skies Black, The Velmas, and Above The Flood.  I performed a couple songs solo acoustic, including a brand new song “So Long” as well as “Without You” from Blue Skies Black. They also spun 2 tracks right from the album, “Fish in the Sea” and […]

ButterfliesRadio.com Interview

June 11, 2012

I recently chatted with Kiva at ButterfliesRadio.com about Blue Skies Black, as well as The Velmas and Above The Flood. You can listen to the podcast version of the interview any time — right now! — right here:

Thanks, Metroland Readers!

March 5, 2009

http://metroland.net/features.html The readers of Metroland, the venerable arts paper of the Capital Region, have voted: Best Local Solo Musician:  Mike Grosshandler Best Local Rock Band:  The Velmas (second place) Thanks to everyone who voted!  Hope to see lots of you out at Sage College on 3/27 4/24 (new date)!

“Bass”-ically getting stuff done

December 22, 2008

So it was a snowy weekend in Albany.  I think we got nearly a foot and a half over the last 3 days.  Not good for stuff like playing shows (The Velmas had to cancel our show on Friday), but great for stuff like staying home and recording, luckily. Also lucky was the fact that […]

Valerie Webb’s new song

September 1, 2008

A couple months ago, Valerie Webb (from the band Venomentality) contacted us (The Velmas) with an idea.  She’s putting together a portfolio for college (she’s only 16!) next year, and in general is trying new things and experimenting with her music.  She had this song called “All While Laughing” that she had recorded a quick […]

drummers, garageband, and wordpress

June 3, 2008

random thoughts: i’ve got 7 drummers lined up now to play on 11 songs i plan to record for my new side project/solo album. can’t wait to start tracking. need to come up with a name for that “band” as well as the album itself. after using pro tools for years, and then trying to […]

Music Video: Tell Her I Love Her

April 15, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSWRTnapOXs&fmt=18 after much ado, the velmas are proud to announce our first music video! it’s for the song ‘tell her i love her’ from our city canyons records debut, “Station”. enjoy! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSWRTnapOXs&fmt=18[/youtube]

we come from the land of the ice and snow

March 3, 2008

bruce and i had a show up in amsterdam, ny this weekend.  it was Very cold out and snowing.  i don’t remember exactly how cold, but cold enough that we couldn’t get the lock on our trailer to open.  we went in and asked the owner of the place if he had a hammer or […]


February 29, 2008

Round 5 was Guitarists – Warren DeMartini from Ratt vs. Vito Bratta from White Lion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duuOfhpxbHo [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duuOfhpxbHo[/youtube]

Hairband Fistfight IV

February 18, 2008

sweet, round 4 is up! michael bolton goes up against geoff tate from queensryche! leave some youtube comments? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQSWOWH-b3A [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQSWOWH-b3A[/youtube]